Gorham and Co. / Coffee Pot and Tray / 1891Gorham and Co.
Coffee Pot and Tray

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Creator Name: Gorham Manufacturing Company
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Manufacturer
Creator Name-CRT: Gorham and Co.
Title: Coffee Pot and Tray
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1891
Creation End Date: 1891
Creation Date: 1891
Creation Place: Providence, Rhode Island
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Silver
Materials and Techniques: silver
Dimensions: H.10 x W.7-1/16 x D.3-1/2 in.
Inscriptions: MARK
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 85.106.1
Credit Line: Gift of the Decorative Arts Council
Rights: http://www.artsmia.org/restrictions.html

This coffee pot and tray combine the attenuated form of a Turkish coffee pot with a distinctly Western thistle motif. They are a manifestation of the fascination both the Near and Far East held for Europeans and Americans in the late nineteenth century. This design, in production for several years and described in 1890 as an "after dinner coffee pot and tray," is the only known example of Gorham's use of the thistle motif.

AMICA ID: MIA_.85.106.1
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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