Sterling Silver Gilt Olive Straining Spoon by Gorham Manufacturing Company - Antique Circa 1880

GBP 1,495.00

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Object Description

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique American cast sterling silver gilt olive straining spoon made by Gorham Manufacturing Company; an addition to our silver teaware collection.

This exceptional antique American cast Gorham silver spoon, in sterling standard, has a navette shaped form with a narrow stem handle and pointed terminal.

The elliptic shaped bowl is ornamented with pierced decoration replicating the veins of a leaf, encompassed with engraved details to form the leaf’s texture and outline.

This sterling silver olive serving spoon is further ornamented with an elongated stem realistically modelled in the form of an olive branch, with a central cast olive and leaf design.

The terminal of this impressive Gorham sterling silver straining spoon features a tapering, tiered spear design.

This exceptional spoon retains the original gilding.

The hallmarks struck to the reverse of this impressive spoon include:

Maker’s mark: G (Gorham Manufacturing Company)

Anchor mark: Gorham trademark anchor

Silver quality/purity mark: Sterling (925, 925/1000)

Registration number: 267

* This Aesthetic movement, naturalistic formed spoon can be found in the 1886-1890 Gorham catalogue and is listed as an ‘Olive Spoon and Fork’ despite the spear to the terminal, with a variation of the design presented with a two pronged fork.

Dimensions
Length 13.1cm/5.2″

Length of handle 8.5cm/3.3″

Length of bowl 4.2cm/1.7″

Width of bowl 2.3cm/0.9″

Weight
0.3 troy ounce/8.6g

Object History

Maker: Gorham Manufacturing Company
Date: Circa 1880
Origin: Rhode Island, USA

Object Literature

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INSURANCE IN TRANSIT

Insurance cover is provided FREE OF CHARGE for items up to the value of £30,000.

All items are fully insured and sent at the risk of AC Silver.

Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase.

Object Condition

This antique Gorham sterling silver straining spoon is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The British hallmarks, consisting of the maker’s mark and lion passant, struck to the reverse surface of the handle are very clear considering the type of item.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Georgian teaware.

Object Details

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Jesmond
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Tyne and Wear
UK
NE2 2SU

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