* An American Silver Porringer, Martele Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1907 with spot-hammered surface and lobed bowl, the everted undulating rim and handle chased with sweeping flowers and veined leaves, the handle later engraved "Little Coopman Jan 6, 1920 From G.W.G." marked on underside and coded M/XW 8 ozt 9 dwt Length 8 inches Estimate $ 2,000-4,000
Property from the Estate of Harold Hartshorne, Jr., Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
According to Gorham's Martele records, as reproduced by Larry Pristo in Martele 950-1000 Fine Gorham's Nouveau Art Silver, porringer M/XW was completed on 5 July 1907. Records indicate that the porringer required 15 hours to be raised and that the chasing was accomplished by a "boy" and required an additional 15 hours. The net factory price at the time of completion was $30 (p. 392).