The form was popular in the late 19th century, and no company was more successful in producing impressive examples than Gorham. This example is model number 588 offered by that company.
It is medium-sized, measuring 6 1/8" long, has a bowl that is roughly 2 3/4" in diameter, and w...
They are both products of the c. 1870 Egyptian Revival movement and are patterns that have never lost appeal.
This example is a 10 1/8" long, 2.0 T. oz., ice cream server.
It is in immaculate condition, showing essentially no wear, and is without ...
Set with box.
They are 7 1/8" long, weighty, and have the same "MHO" period monogram on the reverses. The pattern is intricate and has open work on the top of the handle. It seems to reflect similar design inspiration as Gorham's Egyptian Revival "Lotus" of the same period.
The stylized shell-shaped bowls have a frosted finish on the int...
It has a 2" round bowl with a scalloped edge and coffered sides, and both the front and back sides retain a goodly portion of their original gold wash.
The classical female figure remains sharply defined and crisp, having been spared polishing wear. The backside is plain and absent a monogram or removal.
In all aspects, the pi...
The main feature of the pattern is striping that runs up about two-thirds of the handle. This is more subtle than it appears, as the surface alternates between convex and concave and suggests banding, perhaps of a naturalistic material such as bamboo. This in turn implies an Aesthetic influence, which would be con...
The pattern is "Corinthian," which falls generally in a Moresque style with, as implied by the name, a nod toward classical Greek design.
The piece is a form commonly referred to as a "bucket ladle." The term derives from the shape of the bowl which is this case is 7/8" deep and 1 1/2" across at the top. The sidewalls are tapered and the interior is fini...
This example is a 9 1/4" long, 3.8 T. oz., asparagus server. The shoulders of the serving end follow after the overall design with an added floral swag with bow. The crossbars joining the five tines are leafy scrolls. The serving en...
This example is a 6 1/4" long, heavy, 1.7 T. oz. sauce ladle. The 1 3/4" diameter, 5/8" deep, bowl has flanged shoulders and a scalloped and patterned outer border.
This is in immaculate condition and without a monogram or removal. There is no polishing wear, o...
Price as a pair.
Each of these examples measures 2 3/8" across, stands 7/8" high, and weighs approximately 1.0 T. oz. They have scrolled edges, rippled ("pie crust") rims, and gold washed interiors, although that is largely polished away in one of these.
There are no monograms, inscriptions, or removals.
In addition to the word "Sterling" and the model numb...
Priced as a set.
They are exceptionally large items, with the fork measuring 10 3...
It is a singular design, having a twisted stem and a notched, shield shaped handle, similar in overall form to Gorham's little known "Imperial" pattern of the same period, and of which Wood & Hughes had an almost identical match.
The upper edge of the blade has two notches that repeat the design of the handle.
Otherwise having a plain sur...
It is an exceptionally large, 12" long, and heavy, nearly 4.5 T. oz., fish slice. At this scale, the shank is thick and the beading high relief and tactile.
The blade is elegantly shaped, with a gently curved lower edge, scalloping on the upper end and shoulder, a notched lower corner...
It is a large, well-proportioned, and handsome item. Standing 4 1/4" high, it rests on a pedestal base that is 2" in diameter. The maximum span to the end of the handle is approximately 3 1/4" and the weight is 4.5+ T. oz. The ur...
Priced as a set of eight.
All of them are marked lion, anchor, G, "18," and "Sterling." Each spoon measures 4 1/4" long, while the eight together weigh 2.6 T. oz. The bowls all have matching shell and scroll interior surfaces.
The imagery on the cast (rather than die struck) handles varies. Two are figural, ...