American Silver Tea Kettle on Lampstand, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, R.I., 1886/87
of compressed circular form with swing handle, raised on scroll supports moulded with masks and leaves above a conforming platform base with spirit burner and four ball feet, all chased with bands of shells, flowers and foliage
height 11.5" — 29.2 cm.
57.7 oz. — 1795 grams
Accompanying the lot, a copy from the Gorham costing book records that the No. 2130 Tea Set was completed in 1887. The kettle alone required one hundred and sixteen hours of labour, including sixty hours of chasing by Fred E. Coppage, and its total net factory price was $200