1980 GORHAM SILVERPLATE CHRISTMAS SNOWFLAKE PENDANT ORNAMENT Boxed. Rare 1980 Gorham silver plated snowflake pendant, necklace or Christmas ornament from the ever popular series of annual sterling snowflake pendant ornaments, measures 3.25 inches wide by 3.5 inches tall, and is properly hallmarked on the reverse with the words Gorham; Silverplate; YC 1980. It is in lightly used condition and comes with the original box and pouch. Back of the ornament will show minor scratches from use and or polishing, and one small, pinhead sized ping.
Due to the high cost of silver in 1980, this was the ONLY silverplated snowflake Gorham manufactured. There was no full size sterling silver snowflake produced by Gorham in 1980.
In 1981, Gorham resumed manufacture of sterling snowflakes with the addidtion of a gold filled year mark for the rest of the 80's decade. This is a VERY elusive ornament to find, particularly in the original box. As with all vintage silver, may require proper polishing upon receipt depending on your preferences.
Gorham is noted in the silver industry for producing unexcelled holloware and flatware. Designer Richard Maiella led the sterling Christmas ornament trend in 1970 with his First Edition Snowflake in 1970.
Like the infinite variety found in nature's snowflakes, the intricate beauty of each year's pattern will never be duplicated. Each ornament's extraordinary detailing and symbolic beauty will forever hold special meaning and memories for those who cherish the tradtions of Christmas. If by some small chance your item is not satisfactory, your return should still be received within 7 days or less.Be sure to check back often as I list more Gorham Snowflakes, Reed & Barton Sterling Crosses, and other eagerly sought sterling and plated ornaments from most major manufacturers. If you have a special request, I will try to get it listed for you ASAP. Thank you so much for looking.
I look forward to doing business with you. The item "MIB 1980 Gorham Silver Plate 11th Annual Christmas Tree Snowflake Ornament Pend" is in sale since Thursday, January 04, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Modern (1946-90)\Ornaments\Metal". The seller is "dkoldtiques" and is located in Barry, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.