- 1898 Gorham Special order "Bouquet of Roses" Water Pitcher. Completed October 21st 1898. Ordered Extra
- A Very special water pitcher that was ordered by Theodore B Starr instructing Goham to produce an extra heavy
water special pitcher.
- This "Bouquet of Roses" water pitcher comes with the costing slip from Gorham. The
breakdown much like all martele pieces is as follows.
- Some silver was cast and they spent 9 hours and 45
- After the 9+ hours all of the silver went to the PP room where the most skilled men, the ones who crafted
Martele worked & spent 60 hours there.
- After the Martele room it went over to the chasing room for another
100 hours was devoted to ornamentation.
- Total time spent all in all after the polishing room was 180+ hours
to make this piece. The cost to make this pitcher was $189.70 and they sold it for $212.00
- This special ordered piece
has some amazing detail from the edge of the mouth all the way to the base with hammered work on 4 of the 8 sides.
some ways this large 51 Troy ounce piece of art work shows some of the most outstanding craftsmanship that Gorham was
capable of producing.
- Original patina all around and not machine buffed. No damage or repairs at all. No monogram
removals and a very nice script monogram on the underside.
- Marked Sterling, Gorham Hallmarks, , Theodore B.
Starr New York (Retailer)
- Measures 10 3/4" tall to the lip of the pitcher by 9 1/4" wide from the lip to
handle edge with a 7" wide body by 5 1/2" wide base.
- I will say without question this is one of the best
water pitchers that I have seen outside of Gorham or Reed & Barton's 950+ Line.