Gorham Antique Sterling Silver Candlesticks (1905 - 1906)

A Stunning Pair of Gorham Column Candlesticks. These fine pieces are testimony to the quality and craftsmanship of the products produced by the Gorham Manufacturing Company in Providence, Rhode Island, during their heyday 1850 – 1940. One was made in 1905 and the other in 1906, as per their respective date Hallmarks – a key and a horseshoe.
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A Stunning Pair of Gorham Sterling Silver  Columnar Candlesticks in Excellent Condition, Unparalleled Quality and Craftsmanship - circa 1905 & 1906 !!

Magnificent Works of Art, Candlestick #1 Measures 26cm. in Height, 10.50cm. Wide at the Base and Weights 758 grams. Stunning Quality and Craftsmanship, Totally Luxurious and Meant for the Discerning Household !!

Imagine These Stunning Pieces on Your Dining Table.  Candlestick #2 also Measures 26 cm. in Height, 10.50 cm. Wide at the Base but Weights 749 grams. You Can’t Go Wrong Buying Quality – An Excellent Investment !!

Gorham Styling and Workmanship at its Best,  Check the Amazing Detailed Craftsmanship at the Top of Each of the Candlesticks, VERY IMPRESSIVE !!

Gorham Silver was founded in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1831 by Jabez Gorham, a master craftsman, in partnership with Henry L. Webster. The firm's chief product was spoons of coin silver. The company also made thimbles, combs, jewelry, and other small items.

In 1842, the Congress enacted a tariff which effectively blocked the importation of silverware from outside the United States, which aided the American silver industry. Jabez Gorham did not take full advantage of this opportunity, but in 1847 Jabez retired and his son, John Gorham succeeded him as head of the company. John Gorham introduced mechanized production methods, enlarged the premises in downtown Providence, improved the designs, and expanded the product line.

In 1852, Gorham toured many of Europe's silver workshops and manufacturers, speaking with individual specialists, including master craftsmen and toolmakers. He sought highly skilled foreign workmen to train his American workers and hired George Wilkinson, a premier designer and workshop manager, from England.

In 1865, the Rhode Island legislature granted a charter in the name of Gorham Manufacturing Company and in 1890, the company relocated to a factory on Adelaide Avenue in Providence.

These amazing pieces are typical of the high quality products produced by the firm during it’s heyday and reflect the incredibly detailed workmanship traditionally found on their products.  They are in excellent condition and there are two small scripted initials on the base of each of the candelsticks; JG (John Gorham) - A RARE FIND !! Included with the set are two anti-tarnish wraps, in addition to their Certificate of Antiquity, confirming the authenticity of the set (necessary for duty free importation as an antique).

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