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The Gorham Manufacturing Company, along with Tiffany & Company, was a leading manufacturer of precious metals at the height of Japonisme in the late 19th century. Gorham’s chief designer George Wilkinson (1819–94) embraced Japanese modes to create a variety of artistic silver. Gorham was the first American manufacturer to perfect and market Japanese-inspired objects of red copper with silver appliqués, hand wrought, hammered, and engraved by their silversmiths. See “Japonisme: A Passion for Japan” on display, post-security, in Terminal 2 and online at: https://bit.ly/JaponismeSFO This image was posted on January 18, 2023.