This month also brings a fantastic variety of sterling silver items from Gorham Silver! This selection includes tea sets, water goblets, bon bon bowls, water pitchers, and more from patterns like Chantilly-Floral, Strasbourg, Buttercup, and others. When we say we have sterling silver pieces for every budget, we mean it!
These sterling silver items are produced by one of the leading silversmiths in America, Gorham Silver. The company’s founder, Jabez Gorham, was born in 1792 in Providence, Rhode Island. At fourteen years old, Jabez gained an apprenticeship with New England silver patriarch Nehemiah Dodge. After his seven-year apprenticeship with Dodge, Jabez formed his own jewelry business with four other partners. This partnership dissolved after five years, and Jabez continued in business alone. From 1818 to 1831, Jabez and his small staff produced a number of jewelry items, and during this time he was the first to produce "French filigree" jewelry. In 1831, Jabez partnered with another silversmith, Henry Webster, and began producing coin silver spoons, which were gaining popularity in New England at the time. The enterprise was successful, and Jabez was able to retire comfortably within ten years, selling his jewelry business to investors while Webster maintained control of the silver business. Soon however, Webster offered to turn the silver company back over to Jabez. Jabez agreed, and brought his son, John, aboard to run the company. By this time, John was an accomplished businessman himself, and led the company’s expansion into many sectors, including silver hollowware. Gorham soon became the world’s leading force for silver, dominating American silver production during the Gilded Age of the 1890s.
Over their 180 years of production, Gorham has produced such treasures as the tea and flatware service purchased by First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln for the White House in 1859, the Century Vase created for the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibit in 1876, the monument of George Washington in the Capitol's Rotunda, and the Borg-Warner Trophy for the Indianapolis 500. The White House has used Gorham silver services during many administrations. Mary Todd Lincoln purchased an impressive tea and flatware service for use in the White House, Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant asked Gorham to commemorate the country's one-hundredth anniversary with a spectacular Century Vase that contained over 2,000 ounces of sterling silver, and Gorham Chantilly was used aboard Air Force One during the presidency of George H. W. Bush. Gorham’s reputation for excellence endures today.
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