Six Rare Gorham Enameled Spoons
The enamel work done by Gorham in the late 19th century is considered to be of top quality and it is also extremely scarce. Here is a set of six beautifully crafted spoons in which every detail displays the high standards of the Gorham factory at that time: the enameling is crisp and wonderfully colored; the twisted stems have in their crease a delicate raised rope-like pattern, and the silver is gold washed. On the slightly concave backs of the handles is a graceful three-letter entwined script monogram. The backs are marked with the Gorham mark of the period — the lion, anchor and G — as well as STERLING and 360. The spoons are 4 11/16 inches long. The spoons are in excellent condition with the exception that there is small enamel loss on the bottom section of the handles. We have shown close-ups of the handles so that you can see the loss. Since it is in the same area on all the spoons, we must assume that there was some adhesion problem with the particular colors used in this area because there is no evidence of any damage that would cause these losses and because it is in exactly the same part of each spoon.