Lot 214

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Description: Gorham Narragansett pattern sterling silver salad serving set circa 1884, realistically-chased and cast design, one in the form of a trident, the other with oyster-shell bowl, all encrusted with barnacles, seashells, cockles, sand, seagrass and kelp accented with crabs; engraved with initial, marked: Gorham Mfg Co lion-anchor-G, STERLING; spoon L11 1/4", fork L10 7/8", and Total 10.0ozT (2pcs)

Provenance: New York private collection

Literature: Williams. Elizabeth (edit) GORHAM SILVER: DESIGNING BRILLIANCE 1850-1970. New York, Rizzoli, 2019. pp.182-183, illustration 186 is a related example of these salad serving sets from the Rhode Island School of Design collection.

  • Condition: Condition statement: very good condition, appears to have remanence of gold wash.

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