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1960

  • Work on this object began.

2020

  • We acquired this object.

2022

2023

  • You found it!

Decanter And Cordial Set, Cordial Service

This is a decanter and cordial set. It was designed by Donald Colflesh and manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated 1960 and we acquired it in 2020. Its medium is sterling silver, rubber, plastic, steel. It is a part of the department.

This object was donated by Marilyn Friedman. It is credited Gift of Marilyn F. Friedman.

Its dimensions are

H x diam. (decanter): 39.4 × 12.7 cm (15 1/2 in. × 5 in.) H x diam. (cordial cup, each): 12 × 3 cm (4 3/4 × 1 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside of decanter: [1] "Gorham"/"STERLING", impressed (factory mark) [2] lion facing right, anchor, capital "G", stamped [3] "1466", impressed (model number) [4] hexagon, impressed

Cite this object as

Decanter And Cordial Set, Cordial Service; Designed by Donald Colflesh (American, b. 1932); Manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company (United States); sterling silver, rubber, plastic, steel; H x diam. (decanter): 39.4 × 12.7 cm (15 1/2 in. × 5 in.) H x diam. (cordial cup, each): 12 × 3 cm (4 3/4 × 1 3/16 in.); Gift of Marilyn F. Friedman; 2020-5-6

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