Celery vases were quite popular in the 1860s; this model is a lovely example. The classic vase form (which could also be used for flowers) has a stepped dome foot and, on the handles, beautiful applied up-stretched leaves decorating and strengthening the join to the body. A beautiful engine-turned decorated body has large, circular blanks on opposing sides, one of which is engraved with an 'S' initial. Applied around the rim is a striking, circular wire with numerous ball decorations.
Gorham Archives image courtesy of the John Hay Library, Brown University.
This wonderful vase is marked with Gorham's trademark along with 'COIN' and the model number '10.' The top rim is 5 inches in diameter, and the vase measures 8.5 inches tall. It weighs 16.30 troy ounces and is in very good antique condition.
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