with engraved faintly gilt blade, the handle circular in section, length 9 1/8 inches, no monogram, excellent condition.
length 4 7/8", excellent condition, monogrammed "L.S.K. / Sept 15 on '91" on reverse of bowl, weight .58 oz. Troy.
This is an especially fine example of Gorham's casting work. The other items pictured above are sold.
length 6 inches, monogrammed reverse "MRC / KC" in period script. There is a tiny drop of hard solder to the left of the word "PENINSULAM," (please see fourth photo) done we suspect in the making, but aside from this the condition is excellent.
length five inches, excellent condition, monogrammed "MC" script reverse of bowl, weight .68 oz Troy. Items with this mark would appear to be scarce.
length 5 3/4 inches, weight 1.07 Troy ounces, no monogram, excellent condition, retailed by Harris and Shafer. The high-relief rendering of Capitol building in bowl lends this spoon an added sculptural quality.
exceptionally colourful, gilt bowl, no monogram, excellent condition save for one small portion of missing blue inlay (see third photo). I hesitate to call this damage. Gorham had significant problems with the enameling process and it may be a slight "second".
7 1/2 inches long, weight 1.74 oz. Troy, excellent condition, gilt bowl, no monogram, retailed by Cox Brothers.
yes, just one lonesome pastry fork and monogrammed ("G" script, obverse) at that, length six inches, fine condition, weight .91 Troy ounces.
length 5 1/2 inches, excellent condition, no monogram.
length 7 3/4 inches, three letter script monogram (reverse) as shown in enlargement number five, exceptionally fine condition, weight 1.36 oz. Troy, the blade well engraved with trailing bellflower decoration.
Let's take a moment to reflect upon why a dealer, or at least Yours Truly, chooses to add an item to inventory.
Over the years, we've handled many many pieces of Martelé, and if you dear reader will forgive me for a bit of crudeness, most of them are "trashed." Specifically, the detail is severely worn away, leaving the beauty of the overall design still appreciable but no longer intact...
length 5 3/8 inches, excellent condition, gilt bowl, no monogram, retailed by Hart Brothers. Unlike many of its alleged peers, this one is not "custom made" or "hand crafted" but an original product of Gorham some hundred and twenty-five years old.
Several years ago when Gorham was still in the Providence area and owned by Brown Forman, they decided to reissue some popular early patterns. We bought this piece "new and in the bag," though not directly from the factory. It has seen no use since then (1995 or so) and is in pristine condition. Length 9 inches, 3.06 oz. Troy, mark "Gorham Sterling." It is well worth a quick look at our third enlargement to see what a piece of Medallion flatware looks like, when freshly struck...
Yes, just one lonesome spoon in spite of the fact that you see eight pictured above, and it's a bit substandard at that with some small dents in the bowl and a slightly uneven edge of same, length 5 7/8 inches, monogrammed "Maria". To reflect both these sad issues and our troubled times, the price is unabashedly cheap.
length 4 1/4 inches, no monogram, the gilt bowl is a bit splotchy but otherwise in fine condition.
gilt bowl, no monogram, fine condition, length nine inches, weight 2.74 oz. Troy.
with high relief cast bust of Van Dyck, length 9 inches, weight 3.24 Troy ounces, no monogram. Truly one of Antoine Heller's greatest designs, and among Gorham's most sculptural patterns.
There is a file cut (visible from side and reverse only; see fourth photo) which we've pictured in excruciating detail, and some light pitting on the blade which we've mostly polished out and probably will address a bit more, as time allows. Aside from this, the condition is excellent.
with applied wirework in the form of a watchspring trailing down into the twist handle. 7 3/8 inches; good condition, no monogram.