The Gorham Company (assuming many names based on different partnerships including Gorham & Webster, Gorham, Webster & Price, and Gorham & Thurber) was founded by Jabez Gorham. Gorham opened his own business as a jeweler, but the business struggled until he and his craftsmen began making “coin silver spoons.” Because of the spoons’ popularity, Gorham’s business flourished and became a very popular American silver company from the late 1800's into the 20th century.
Attracting some of the world’s best designers and silver artisans, the company’s reputation led them to create one-of-a-kind pieces beyond silverware, including wonderful barware items. The variety of bar wares produced by the company include silver plated art deco influenced cocktail shaker and pitcher sets. Gorham is responsible for many important historical landmarks as well, including the monument of George Washington in the nation’s Capitol Rotunda, the “Independent Man” sculpture in Rhode Island, and many other famous designs.
The company continues to stand committed to the high standards of the original founder’s principles of crafting beautiful, yet functional collections.