Gorham Manufacturing

Country

City

Providence RI

Era

c.1915, c.1934, c.1950, e.1806

Description

Providence RI

Specialties

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.

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