Presented sterling silver dresser jar is a collectible creation
of Gorham Manufacturing Company which was founded
in Providence, Rhode Island in 1831.
The company grown large over the years. It's product used in
White House during many administration.
Mary Todd Lincoln purchased an impressive tea and flatware service for use in the White House in 1859.
At some point, in 1906, Gorham Company acquired it's long-time rival, New Jersey-based Kerr & Co.
The jar has clearly recognizable hallmarks of Gorham Company;
passant lion, anchor, and stylized letter G for last quarter of 19th century.
There is also a date symbol, trident, for 1897, and stamp STERLING with number 1605.
The main body of the box embellished with elaborate repousse pattern
adopted by the company in 1897 and called Lancaster.
The jar is designed as a cylinder, 3 1/4" high, 1 3/16" wide
with a sliding off cap.
Total weight is 39.5 grams.
The jar is of excellent antique condition.
Sterling covered with noble antique patina.
There are 2 small dimples on the rib of the cap.
Antique Victorian Gorham Sterling Repousse Dresser Jar