Gorham Newcastle Sterling & Gold Gilt Salad Serving Set
I have long felt that Gorham's Newcastle pattern, which dates from 1895, was underrated. It is a handsome beaded design with interesting serving pieces, and the pieces are usually hefty. This fork and spoon in this set measure a tad longer than 9 inches and retain their original gilt in the bowls. There is a period script monogram "T" on the handles (a photograph of the monogram is available and can be emailed on request). The set weighs a tad more than 5 troy ounces and 3 pennyweights (if silver is at $36 an ounce, that means there is a approximately $172 worth of silver in the set).