Small Gorham sterling basket.
Providence, United States, late 19th century.
Diameter: 8.5 cm.
Height: 3 cm.
Weight: 33 g.
Gorham silver was founded in Providence, Rhode Island in the year of 1831 by Jabez Gorham.
During the heyday of American silver manufacturing, approximately 1850 – 1940, Gorham was highly influential. The White House has used Gorham silver services during many administrations. Mary Todd Lincoln purchased an impressive tea and flatware service for use in the White House in 1859. The tea service was presented to the National Museum of American History in 1957.