3 Pair Gorham Sterling Silver Chantilly Grand Salt Pepper 6


This is a gorgeous group of 3 pairs of vintage Gorham Sterling Silver master salt and pepper shakers in the Chantilly Grand pattern. Total of 6 pieces.They are Gorham hallmarked and numbered A604 and also marked sterling. Dating to the 1940s they are from an estate and were used for formal dining only. They were never monogrammed or inscribed. Size of each is 4 1/2″ tall north to south from tip of top to bottom. Width across the center of each east to west is 2 3/8″. Depth is almost 2″. They are chunky, wide, and bulbous; they also have a beautiful, showy pattern of flowers, scrolls and flourishes throughout. Two shoulders have a very minor tiny ding, one on each; see last photo. One has a small, minor joint repair; can be buffed; not eye catchy. All have light, minimal age wear, faint scratches only. Original owner may have had more salt and peppers and somewhere along the way confused the sets as 1 top has different piercings. There are no major dents, no deep scratches, no gauges, no tears or any other major problems. They were kept in excellent condition. As Chantilly Grand is ever popular and very desirable this is a lovely estate group for your formal dining table. These do come up every once in a while for auction but it is quite rare and very, very hard to find a group of 3 Chantilly Grand sets with the same numbering in excellent condition from one estate.



3 Pair Gorham Sterling Silver Chantilly Grand Salt Pepper 6

About Gorham:  (WIKI – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorham_Manufacturing_Company)

Gorham Silver was founded in Providence, Rhode Island, 1831 by Jabez Gorham, a master craftsman, in partnership with Henry L. Webster. The firm’s chief product was spoons of coin silver. The company also made thimbles, combs, jewelry, and other small items. In 1842, the Congress enacted a tariff which effectively blocked the importation of silverware from outside the United States, which aided the American silver industry. Jabez Gorham did not take full advantage of this opportunity. In 1847 Jabez retired and his son, John Gorham succeeded him as head of the company.

John Gorham introduced mechanized production methods, enlarged the premises in downtown Providence, improved the designs, and expanded the product line. In 1852, Gorham toured many of Europe’s silver workshops and manufacturers, speaking with individual specialists, including master craftsmen and toolmakers. He sought highly skilled foreign workmen to train his American workers and hired George Wilkinson, a premier designer and workshop manager, from England. In 1865, the Rhode Island legislature granted a charter in the name of Gorham Manufacturing Company and in 1890, the company relocated to a factory on Adelaide Avenue in Providence.

During the heyday of American silver manufacturing, approximately 1850 – 1940, Gorham was highly influential. William C. Codman, one of Gorham’s most noted designers, created the Chantilly design in 1895, which has become the most famous of Gorham’s flatware patterns. The company has produced matching holloware in both sterling and silverplate.