1980 GORHAM SILVERPLATE CHRISTMAS SNOWFLAKE PENDANT ORNAMENT BoxedLike New Condition With Original Manufacturer Box 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 like new condition and comes with the original box and pouch.
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... read more