Gorham Manufacturing Company / Seashell Salt with Shell and Crab Spoon (Spoon) / 1884Gorham Manufacturing Company
Seashell Salt with Shell and Crab Spoon (Spoon)

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Creator Name: Gorham Manufacturing Company
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: made at
Creator Dates/Places: 1814 - 1889

one of the largest firms of silversmiths in the USA, founded in 1818 by Jabez Gorham (1792-1869) in Providence , Rhode Island.

Creator Name-CRT: Gorham Manufacturing Company
Title: Seashell Salt with Shell and Crab Spoon (Spoon)
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1884
Creation End Date: 1884
Creation Date: 1884
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Silver
Materials and Techniques: handwrought sterling silver, partially gilt
Dimensions: Overall: 2.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 2000.14.b
Credit Line: Gift of the Trideca Society
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html

This small salt dish and spoon reflect the late 19th-century interest in incorporating naturalistic details into the design of useful pieces-in this instance probably inspired by Japanese examples.

AMICA ID: CMA_.2000.14.b
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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