The pattern is rococo in style and incorporates scrolls and florettes along its asymmetrical border. This frames a white enamel ground that itself contains a pair of purple lilies with trailing green leaves. The canted blade has a flat end and scalloped edges...
It is 4" long, relatively heavy at .7 T. oz., and has a 1 5/8" wide blade with a scalloped edge and top.
The handle has a tipt backside, while the front is etched in an oak leaf and acorn motif with a bird alighting on one of the branches. This is extensively detailed, with a subtly textured surface that appears to have hand chased finishing...
First, it falls within the Art Nouveau style popular during the period. This is expressed in the overall undulating form, and in the sinuous character of the detailing, for example the organic nature of the handle and the stem and leaf elements that are applied to the body...
This example is a 5 11/16" long, .9 T. oz., youth spoon.
The image is of a boy carrying a bundle of books and what appears to be a large tablet under his arm. The backdrop looks in the manner of a European low country village street scene, which would be consistent with the boy's garb.
The degree of detail in the imagery is remarkable...
It was made by Gorham whose "lion, anchor, G" emblem appears on the underside, along with the word "Sterling" and the model number "5225."
It has plain walls with a 1" tall, embossed leafy design along the lower edge. This is slightly bulbous and and indented creating a rimmed like base...
This example of their work is a 5 15/16" long, just over .7 T. oz., youth fork.
The pattern is "Prince Albert" which while often thought of as originated by Michael Gibney, was produced and/or marketed by a number of makers in this period.
Monogrammed "J.J.D." in Old English script set sideways on the handle, it is in flawless condition...
It has a likely date from the 1930s and is monogrammed "ETR" in script lettering.
It is in very good condition, free of polishing wear, with a bright finish, and showing straight, even tines.
This example is a 3 7/8" long, .4 T. oz., child's food pusher.
It is a completely original, factory produced, item, not made up. The flat blade is 1 1/2" wide and has rounded shoulders...
It is plain save for the end which has a hand cut, open work design. The entire surface of the piece has a smooth, highly tactile, satin-like finish that is pleasing to the hand.
It is engraved "Richard" in script on the handle.
The condition is mint...
The engraving is Aesthetic in manner, which is consistent with the 1884 date of this design. The backsides are plain, save for elegant, feathered script "ARF" monograms.
The 7" long knife is solid silver while the four-tine fork measures 6 1/8". The two together weigh 1.8 T. oz., ...