Pair of Art Deco silver-plated jugs with lid for breakfast; they were suitable for tea, coffee, milk, etc., the truncated cone shape and the body completely smooth, give them a sober and very elegant look; on the lid are engraved delicate initials, certainly those of the owner; both the spout and the lid integrate harmoniously with the whole; but the real originality of the two objects are the handles: they have been perfectly and masterfully covered with raffia threads, a touch of refinement in addition, which also avoids overheating. Raffia is a strong fiber that is obtained from the leaves of a tropical plant; it is ecru in color with shades of straw yellow, it has a very strong consistency but not rough; raffia is a plant and should not be confused with straw, which is the result of the grain stems and therefore a waste of threshing. The two jugs bear the marks of the Gorham Company on the bottom, and the small clover-shaped mark indicates with certainty that they were made in 1913. The Gorham Manufacturing Company was founded in the United States in Providence (Rhode Island) in 1831; it was undoubtedly the most important and largest silverware factory in the USA; it was the first, in 1837, to adopt a rational system of industrial production without upsetting the artisan workforce; in 1863 he started to produce excellent silver-plated products that had the same constructive and qualitative characteristics of the silver ones; he adopted from the beginning a particular and precise punching system on the English model; in 1859 he produced an exceptional silver set for the First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln; Gorham is remembered for its refined and always innovative design, for the excellent and superior quality of all its products; in 1967 Texon (a group of industrial companies in Providence) bought Gorham, unfortunately since that event, the quality of production declined rapidly.
Measures of the big diameter cm.10, height cm.17,5, measures of the small-diameter cm.8,5, height cm.15.
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