Gorham Silver Age Old Elegance

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Gorham Silver has come a long way since its inception in 1831 at Rhode
Island. Known for their sterling and silver plate products, Gorham is one
of the leading manufacturer of silver tea sets, silver and stainless
flatware and even silver bowls. The workmanship of this thriving sterling
silver business has graced many well-known halls and galleries.In 1859,
first lady Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President "Abe" Lincoln purchased
an impressive tea set and flatware for use at the White House. This tea
service was later on presented in the National Museum of American History
in 1957. The famed designer, William C. Codman, designed Chantilly in
1895, which has become the most famous of Gorham's flatware. Apparently,
the company's silver trademarks are a common staple for the American
presidents. George W. Bush's family chose this Chantilly as flatware for
the Air Force One.Internationally, this sterling silver manufacturer is
known for their one-of-a-kind pieces commissioned by major world
figures.In 1868, they began a system of year-marks which were stamped
into their products that denotes the year in which that silver
masterpiece was made. The company started producing their Martele
collection in the beginning of the 20th century. This carriedthe
distinctive hand-hammered surface of silverware. These included bowls,
tankards, mugs, candlesticks, vases and centrepieces.Other designs apart
from the Chantilly are the Strasbourg, Melrose, Fairfax, and Buttercup
flatware continue to reflect the principles of its founders and signify
the best in American silver work. Each of their flatware patterns has
been developed slowly in different stages to create the timeless sterling
silver quality that Gorham has.The Gorham Silver Company also creates
silver demitasse spoons that are largely used in weddings, anniversaries
and other special big events. If however one aspires to use the same
quality silver utensils, Gorham also created its Studio Stainless
collection. This collection is very good for daily use for informal
entertaining.There are many different quality sterling silver products
found all over the world. The Gorham Silver Company is one of those who
have surpassed time boundaries, bringing forth into the new century their
eclectic pieces, incorporating age-old elegance into the future.

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