|Title:||Gorham Sterling Silver Flask|
|Condition:||Looks Like New. No use at all apparent.|
|Origin:||Received as part of a large number of possessions left in old house in Brooklyn, NY., in 1982, which we had purchased from the Estate of Sidney and Marjorie Strubble. Sidney was Atty. at law, who passed away sometime in 1980's, leaving no heirs. He was Atty. to Billy Rose, the Showman.|
|Provenance:||Estate of Sidney and Marjorie Strubble, Park Slope, Brooklyn ,NY 1982. Mrs. Strubble collected lots and lots of valuable objects of art and furniture over the years. They had no children., were very well off financially|
|Appraised By:||Julie Nicolai|
|History Of The Item:||The Gorham Corporation (as it is known today) was founded in Providence, Rhode Island, by Jabez Gorham (born in Providence in 1792). Gorham and Webster was established in 1831 to produce silver spoons. Gorham is still going strong today, recognized as one of the most famous and well-respected silver manufacturers in the world, known for its fine craftsmanship and quality.|
|Appraiser Tips:||Repousse style patterns are popular in today's silver marketplace.|
|Research Sources:||www.ebay.com; Various Internet auction records and silver web sites; "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers," 5th Ed., Dorothy T. Rainwater & Martin & Colette Fuller, 2004|
|Appraiser Comments:||You have a gorgeous antique sterling silver lady's whiskey flask crafted by Gorham, c. 1892. Its excellent condition will increase its value, as will its fine provenance. The flask is marked with the old Gorham lion/anchor/G mark, used as early as 1848. The high-relief, Repousse-style floral and foliate designs are fantastic. The size of the flask indicates it would have been used by a woman. "86" probably refers to the pattern number.|
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