GORHAM CORPORATION - STERLING SILVER
MARKS - HALLMARKS - HOUSEMARKS - HISTORY

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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

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BRITISH SILVER MAKERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
Adie & Lovekin mark Asprey & Co mark Atkin Brothers mark Barker Brothers mark E. Barnard & Sons mark Hester Bateman mark Boardman, Glossop & Co Ltd mark Charles Boyton & Son mark Thomas Bradbury & Sons mark Alexander Clark Manufacturing Co mark
Adie & Lovekin
Asprey & Co
Atkin Brothers
Barker Brothers
E.Barnard & Sons
Bateman
Boardman Glossop & Co
Charles Boyton & Son
T. Bradbury & Sons
Alexander Clark
Daniel & Arter mark Deykin & Sons mark James Dixon & Sons mark Elkington hallmark Garrard & Co Ltd mark Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co mark Hamilton & Inches mark Harrison Brothers & Howson mark Hayne & Cater mark Hukin & Heath Ltd mark
Daniel & Arter
Deykin & Sons
J.Dixon & Sons
Elkington
Garrard & Co Ltd
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd
Hamilton & Inches
Harrison Br. & Howson
Hayne & Cater
Hukin & Heath
William Hutton & Sons Ltd mark Mappin & Webb mark Martin Hall & Co mark Robert Pringle & Sons mark Roberts & Belk mark John Round & Son Ltd mark Sibray, Hall & Co mark Wakely & Wheeler mark Walker & Hall mark Henry Wilkison & Co mark
W.Hutton & Sons
Mappin & Webb
Martin, Hall & Co
Robert Pringle
Roberts & Belk
John Round & Son Ltd
Sibray, Hall & Co Ltd
Wakely & Wheeler
Walker & Hall
H.Wilkinson & Co
Josiah Williams & Co mark Horace Woodward & Co Ltd mark
Josiah Williams & Co
H.Woodward & Co
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