The lids, handles and even the spouts are decorated with lush floral repousse. Each piece has a band of continuous decoration around the midpoint, ropetwist between shells and leaves, a striking, orderly design in comparison to the repousse. The quality of the hand chased work is excellent, the decoration is very detailed and well done against a finely textured background.
The handles are done in simple, elegant C form, and the pieces without lids have a graceful undulating rim. Each piece has a monogram of B in Gothic script on the underside, which is not noticeable without turning the pieces upside down.
Each piece of the set feels heavy and solid in the hand, these are well made, high quality pieces. The set is spotlessly clean inside and out, ready for use or display.Teapot9 ¼ inches from handle to spout, 5 ½ inches tall. Capacity of 5 cups 40 fl. Capacity of 6 ½ cups 52 fl. Sugar bowl--7 ¾ inches from handle to handle, 5 inches tall. Waste bowl--5 ¼ inches in diameter, 3 3/8 inches tall. This set is in great condition. The details of the pattern are nice and crisp. The handles are tight to the bodies, with no wiggling or give. There are no splits, no dents, no leaks, no breaks, no monogram removals, and no repairs. Each piece is stamped on the underside with the Gorham maker's mark, sterling, the date symbol of a star for 1888, and the number 2120. The total weight for the set is 2948 grams or 104 regular ounces. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution.
The item "1888 Superb Gorham Sterling Silver Floral Repousse 5pc Tea Set" is in sale since Wednesday, June 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets". The seller is "robertcharlessilver" and is located in Essex, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.