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GORHAM CORPORATION

The origins of Gorham are in 1831 when the firm of Jabez Gorham was joined by Henry L. Webster in the Gorham & Webster.
In its history the firm assumed these names: Gorham & Webster (1831-1837), Gorham Webster & Price (1837.1841), J. Gorham & Son (1841-1850), Gorham & Thurber (1850-1852), Gorham & Company (1852-1865), Gorham Mfg. Company (1865-1961), Gorham Corp. (from 1961).
The company moved into a new headquarters in Providence, RI in 1890 as employment surpassed 500, and in 1905 they opened a retail outlet on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Throughout the latter half of the 19th century and into the 20th, Gorham attracted some of the best designers and silver artisans in the world.
Their rapidly expanding business of doing one-of-a-kind pieces on commission for major world figures and events expanded their profile and introduced Gorham to an international clientele.
Gorham continues to operate today reflecting the principles of its founders, and it signifies the best in American silverwork comparable to the best of Europe and the far east. Today, Gorham silver is perhaps best known for its silverware which it produces in hundreds of well known pattens including Chantilly (the best selling flatware pattern in the world), Strasbourg, Melrose, Fairfax, and Buttercup.
Gorham Corporation trade mark

GORHAM MARKS AND HISTORY   

GORHAM DATE SYMBOLS     -      GORHAM MARTELE


FLATWARE PATTERNS: GORHAM     HOLMES & EDWARDS     INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO     KIRK STIEFF CORPORATION     ONEIDA SILVERSMITHS     REED & BARTON     1847 ROGERS BROS     TOWLE MFG CO     WALLACE SILVERSMITHS INC.    




GORHAM STERLING SILVER PATTERNS

BUTTER CUP
first production 1899



Butter Cup pattern: Gorham, 1899

CAMELLIA
first production 1942/1941



Camellia pattern: Gorham, 1942

CELESTE - first production 1956




Celeste pattern: Gorham, 1956

CHANTILLY
first production 1950



Chantilly pattern: Gorham, 1950

DECOR
first production 1953



Decor pattern: Gorham, 1953

ETRUSCAN
first production 1913



Etruscan pattern: Gorham, 1913

FAIRFAX
first production 1910



Fairfax pattern: Gorham, 1910

GADROON
first production 1939



Gadroon pattern: Gorham, 1939




GREEN BRIER
first production 1938



Green Brier pattern: Gorham, 1938

IMPERIAL CHRYSANTHEMUM
first production 1894



Imperial Chrysanthemum pattern: Gorham, 1894

KING EDWARD
first production 1936



King Edward pattern: Gorham, 1936

LANCASTER
first production 1897



Lancaster pattern: Gorham, 1897

LA SCALA
first production 1964



La Scala pattern: Gorham, 1964

LILY OF THE VALLEY
first production 1950



Lily of the Valley pattern: Gorham, 1950

LYRIC
first production 1940



Lyric pattern: Gorham, 1940

MEDICI
first production 1971



Medici pattern: Gorham, 1971




MELROSE
first production 1948



Melrose pattern: Gorham, 1948

NEWPORT SCROLL
first production 1983



Newport Scroll Fair pattern: Gorham, 1983

OLD ENGLISH TIPT
first production 1870



Old English Tipt pattern: Gorham, 1870

RONDO
first production 1951



Rondo pattern: Gorham, 1951

ROSE TIARA
first production 1963



Rose Tiara pattern: Gorham, 1963

SEA ROSE
first production 1958



Sea Rose pattern: Gorham, 1958

STRASBOURG
first production 1897



Strasbourg pattern: Gorham, 1897

VERSAILLES
first production 1888



Versailles pattern: Gorham, 1888




GORHAM SILVERPLATE PATTERNS

ALOHA
first production 1955



Aloha pattern: Gorham, 1955

KINGS
first production 1890



Kings pattern: Gorham, 1890

REGENT
first production 1903



Regent pattern: Gorham, 1903

RICHMOND
first production 1897



Richmond pattern: Gorham, 1897

ROSLYN
first production 1915



Roslyn pattern: Gorham, 1915

ROYAL
first production 1866



Royal pattern: Gorham, 1890

SAXONY
first production 1891



Saxony pattern: Gorham, 1891

VANITY FAIR
first production 1924



Vanity Fair pattern: Gorham, 1924

WASHINGTON IRVING
first production 1923/1927



Washington Irving pattern: Gorham, 1923/1927
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SILVERPLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER OF USA AND CANADA
AMERICAN SILVERPLATE MARKS
Aa / Al      Am / Az      Ba / Bh      Bi / Bz      C      D      E      F      G      H      I      J      K      L      Ma / Mh      Mi / Mz      N      O      P      Q      Ra / Rn      Ro / Rz      Sa / Sl      Sm / Sz      T      U      V      Wa / Wd      We / Wz      X      Y      Z     
AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS         GORHAM      HOLMES & EDWARDS    INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF      MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO      REED & BARTON      ROGERS      SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW      TIFFANY & CO      TOWLE      WALLACE
FLATWARE PATTERNS         GORHAM      HOLMES & EDWARDS     INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF CORPORATION      REED & BARTON      1847 ROGERS BROS      TOWLE MFG CO      WALLACE SILVERSMITHS INC.     

STERLING SILVER OF USA AND CANADA
AMERICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS
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SILVER MANUFACTURERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
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