GORHAM CORPORATION
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GORHAM SILVER MARKS

Gorham silver used these housemarks in its sterling silver items:

Gorham hallmark 1848-1865 Gorham hallmark used from 1853

1848-1868? (lion facing left)

from 1853 (lion facing right)

Gorham hallmark Gorham hallmark Gorham hallmark Martelé Gorham hallmark Athenic




Gorham hallmark 1848-1865 Gorham hallmark 1871 Gorham hallmark 1873 Gorham hallmark 1885

Gorham 1848-1865

Gorham hallmark 1871

Gorham hallmark 1873

Gorham hallmark 1885

Gorham hallmark Martele Gorham hallmark Athenic Gorham hallmark Gorham hallmark 1892

Gorham Martelé

Gorham Athenic

Gorham hallmark (fine)

Gorham hallmark 1892

Gorham hallmark 1930 Gorham hallmark 1960 Gorham hallmark 1886 Gorham hallmark Durgin

Gorham hallmark 1930

Gorham hallmark 1960

Gorham hallmark 1886

Gorham hallmark Durgin






GORHAM HISTORY

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 (see Gorham Flatware Patterns page.)

Gorham Manufacturing Company - Elmwood - Rhode Island (circa 1900)

Gorham Manufacturing Company - Elmwood - Rhode Island (circa 1900)





USPO Statement and Declaration of Trade-Mark No. 33902 to  Gorham Manufacturing Company (October 7, 1899)

United States Patent Office Statement and Declaration of Trade-Mark No. 33902 to Gorham Manufacturing Company (October 7, 1899).
The patent refers to a trade-mark consisting of "... three raised panels in which the central panel has the conventional shape of a heraldic shield on which is the representation of an anchor. The panels on each side of the central panel are inclosed by a series of central lines, the points of intersecation of the lines being within a circle. The panel on the left of the central panel has on it the representation of a lion, and the panel on the right of the central panel has the capital letter 'G' in old English. Underneath the central panel is the word 'sterling'in plain Latin text.... This trade-mark has been continiously used by the said corporation since about January 1, 1853 ..."


GORHAM photo gallery

Gorham teaset Plymouth Gorham teaset Gorham sauce tureen

Gorham coffee or chocolate set Gorham teapot Gorham demitasse coffee pot





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      INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF      MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO      REED & BARTON      ROGERS      TIFFANY & CO      TOWLE      WALLACE
FLATWARE PATTERNS         GORHAM      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
Aa / Am      An / Az      Ba / Bh      Bi / Bz      Ca / Cn      Co / Cz      Da / Dt      Du / Dz      E      Fa / Fn      Fo / Fz      Ga / Gh      Gi / Gz      Ha / Hh      Hi / Hz      I-J      K      La / Lh      Li / Lz      M      N      O      P - Q      Ra / Rn      Ro / Rz      Sa / Sh      Si / Sz      T - U - V      Wa / WG      Wh / Wz      X - Y - Z     

SILVER MANUFACTURERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
Peter Charles Faberge mark    Gorham Athenic hallmark    International Silver Company mark    Georg Jensen hallmark 1945-1951    Kirk & Son mark    Meriden Britannia Company mark    Reed & Barton mark    Rogers Bros mark    Tiffany hallmarks    Towle Silversmiths mark    Wallace Silversmiths mark    Wiener Werkstatte monogram    WMF hallmarks   
Fabergé    Gorham    International Silver Co    Georg Jensen    Kirk Stieff    Meriden Britannia    Reed & Barton    Rogers    Tiffany & Co    Towle    Wallace    Wiener Werkstatte    WMF   


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