A Most Fabulous Flask with Gorham Silver – SOLD
This is one of my most favorite pieces I’ve offered. It blends gorgeous Brilliant Era rock-crystal mounted with the finest Gorham Silver. I’m unsure how the engraving on this piece was acheived, as it’s embossed rather than concave, but it was likely through an acid cutback technique like cameo glass.
Three dimensional flora adorn the glass of the piece in almost art-nouveau styling. Thesilver picks up where the glass leaves off with a twisting lock-top cap and a removable, monogrammed holder (which double as a cup when removed). Both the top and the base are gold washed. It’s a stunning cut glass small that I adore.
The flask measures 6″ tall, 3 1/4″ long and 1 1/4″ deep. It’s in excellent condition. Sterling mounted glass has become extremely valuable and highly regarded over the last 15 years. It blends two master, American crafts into one art form and collectors are clamoring for fine pieces like this one.