STERL. GORHAM 'LILY' ('88') YOUTH KNIFE AND SPOON
Improvements in the silver manufacturing process by 1870 made possible new design implementations, and Gorham probably led the field with a spate of innovative patterns, among them “Lily” (1870). It is also known as “No. 88.” The delicacy of the single die is representative of what was now possible. The youth knife and spoon were well cared for. The knife is 6.75 in., marked with the Gorham logo, the words “sterling,” “Patent 1870,” and “88.” The spoon is 5 in., marked also with the Gorham logo and the word “sterling,” and “88.” There is a lightly engraved monogram, A, on the reverse of the spoon. Weight for the pair is 36g.