Gorham Manufacturing Company
Gorham Manufacturing Company (American, 1831-present)
Design for an Advertisement
42.2 x 27 cm (16 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
In black and red ink, printed at top "Saint / and / Silversmiths". Printed in main body of advertisement, "ST. DUNSTAN, the craftsman / monk who rose to be Archbishop / of Centerbury, is the patron saint of the / English Silversmiths. It was he of whom / the familiar legend is told that he seized / the Devil with the red-hot pincers / when His Satanic Majesty entered his / workshop to tempt him. / St. Dunstan was born in 925 and died in / 988. He was a man of many talents, / a painter of unusual skill, an accom- / plished musician, and an admirable / worker in metals, especially in silver. / It is fitting, then, that this new pattern of / sterling silver should bear the honored / name of St. Dunstan. In its massive / strength and virile lines it is signifi- / cant of the handiwork of old-time / silversmith, yet it has a refinement of / detail and beauty of finish that are / possible only with the ingenious / appliances of modern invention."
Credit / Object Number
Gift of Lenox, Incorporated
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