Presented is a hand crafted pair of. 9584 purity silver (higher than sterling purity) salt and pepper shakers made by Gorham during the late 1800s or early 1900s. The shakers are designed with leaves and flowers over a paneled body. Each shaker is heavy for its size. The lids fit tight and securely. This set is done as part of the Martele collection. According to Wikipedia: This work, a departure from machine-made commercial cutlery and hollowware, was named Martelé, from the French verb marteler, “to hammer”. It was made from 1896 through the 1930s by the Gorham Manufacturing Company. The metal used in Martelé was purer than the sterling standard (950/1000 parts of silver, where sterling is 925/1000) in order to make the silver more malleable and easier to work by hand. 9584 purity was used to match the Britannnia standard so the silver would be of the highest grade. The underside of each shaker is marked with the Gorham hallmark, Martele. 9584 for the silver purity. And a product number. This pair is in great overall condition. There are no damages, no monograms, no monogram removals and no repairs. Measurements: 5 inches tall. Weight: 326 grams or 11.5 ounces for the pair. Powered by SixBit’s eCommerce Solution. The item “Pair Gorham Martele. 9584 Sterling Silver Hand Wrought Salt & Pepper Shakers” is in sale since Saturday, November 25, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Salt & Pepper Shakers”. The seller is “robertcharlessilver” and is located in Essex, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Maker: Gorham
- Age: 1896-1930
- Brand: Gorham
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