The chrysanthemum pattern is what first caught our eye! This square footed sterling tea caddy has a gold washed interior. The patina draws the eye and invites touch.
This piece comes from the heyday of American silver manufacturing (1850-1940). The Gorham Silver Co was highly thought of and quite influential. The White House has used Gorham Silver during many administrations. A service, purchased by Mary Todd Lincoln for the White House, now resides in the collections of the National Museum of American History.
The markings on the base are clear and easy to read. It shows a lion, anchor and Old English "G". That form of "G" was used between 1863-1890's. The bottom mark dates this beautiful tea caddy to 1897.
3.5" (8.9 cm) square
5.40 troy oz
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