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Gorham Gold-washed and Diamond-mounted Sterling Silver Ciborium

Auction:
2715B
Lot:
191
Sold for:
$3,690$3,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2715B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 05, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Gorham Gold-washed and Diamond-mounted Sterling Silver Ciborium, Providence, Rhode Island, 20th century, additionally marked "FWN," lid and foot similarly decorated with radiant strapwork motifs, the lid with a central crown-form final surrounded by twelve diamonds; the body with a shallow bowl decorated with openwork tracery over an agate ring, raised on a short stem terminating in a splayed hexagonal foot mounted with twenty-two diamonds, with a presentation inscription in Latin to the underside, ht. 6 1/2 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Cover lacking three red stones. Finial later. Age-typical wear. Inscription reads "Memor Esto Animae Patris Gulielmi Ricardi Charles Amici Bonique Pastoris."


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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