LOVELY GORHAM STERLING HINDOSTANEE COCKTAIL FORKS (10)
Hindostanee, introduced in 1878, epitomized the Romantic movement – the pursuit of the exotic in places such as the Ancient Near East, North Africa, and India. Gorham's interpretation invoked the curving lines and patterns associated with the Indian designs found in woodworking, tile, textiles and metals. This delicacy of line is contained in a stylized mango leaf which follows the form of the handle. The tines are bright-cut on an acid-etched surface. A small cartouche in the handle contains a beautiful period monogram JKT(?) These 10 forks are 6 in. long, and weigh 178 grams. The condition is excellent.