Ca. 1898 Gorham Sterling Silver Shaving Mug/Cup, Elephant Trunk Handle, Repousse
This is a fantastic Gorham sterling silver shaving mug/cup, from the late Victorian era. The piece dates from 1898, and was made in Providence, Rhode Island. The cup weighs in at 4.35 troy ounces. The style of the decoration is repousse (which was very popular during the esthetic movement), and features a hollow ware handle in the'Elephant Trunk' shape. The interior of the mug has an attached, pierced mustache guard. The cup is engraved'Frank F. Rohlfing', and bears all the Gorham marks on the base. The cup is in good vintage condition, with some small'dings' consistent with the age and functional use of the piece.
Please see the photographs for a full view of the piece's condition. The piece measures 2.8 inches tall, 4.75 inches wide, 3.25 inches across at the lip, and 2.4 inches across at the base. 1898 Gorham Sterling Silver Shaving Mug/Cup, Elephant Trunk Handle, Repousse" is in sale since Wednesday, August 24, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.
925)\Other Antique Sterling Silver". The seller is "silverqueeninc" and is located in Largo, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Maker: Gorham
- Age: 1850-1899
- Type: Shaving Mug