Gorham Sterling Clematis Marmalade / Sugar Spoon
Clematis is a lovely pattern introduced by Gorham in 1885. It was first acid-etched – that is, the pattern is revealed by etching of the surface with an acid bath – and the details were then hand- engraved to provide the multi-textured surface that is characteristic of this pattern... there is the sense of a vine that follows the form of the spoon's upper handle, with the leaves and flowers springing from that vine. The almond-shaped bowl terminates in a point and retains a light but even gold wash on the interior of the deep bowl. There is no damage of any kind, and no monogram. The length is 6.12 in., and weight is 20 grams.