Gorham Manufacturing Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Gorham Manufacturing

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Stamped Mark
Jabez Gorham
e.1806
J. Gorham & Son
e.1841
Gorham Manufacturing
e.1831
Providence RI
USA
Jabez Gorham (1792-1869)
• Apprentice to Nehemiah Dodge
• Clock and watch maker
• Goldsmith
• Jeweler
• Gold beads, earrings, pins, rings and “French” filigree.
• Gorham chain
• 1st to wholesale jewelry in America
J. Gorham & Son
• Manufactured household items in silver.
Gorham Manufacturing Company
• Manufacturers
Designers
• William Christmas Codman
• Ernest W. Campbell
E. Magnussen
c.1865
• Using steam power they revolutionized silver production in America.
• Mass produced silverware.
c.1890
• Attempted to follow the English craft revival movement.
• Special design group was established.
• Lead by English silversmith William Codman.
• Produced jewelry and silverwork in the crafts tradition.
Martelé
• Silver & Jewelry in the Art Nouveau style by Gorham.
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