The spoon measures 10 3/8" and weighs 4.2 T. oz., while the fork is 10 1/4" and weighs 4.3 T. oz.
These are old items, having the decorated shoulders that show up only on earlier pieces. Furthermore, the fork bowl has detailed piercings which again is characteristic of older items...
It was patented in 1870, as indicated by the stamp on this piece. Other marks include the word Sterling and a lion, anchor, G.
A popular design since its inception, this remains a favorite among collectors.
The design shows to full advantage at the scale of this 8 3/4" long ice cream server. It has a large, arced blade with a central vee. The surface is finished in a gold wash...
No company generated more examples of this form than Gorham. Indeed, the Tompkins book on this subject documents a full century of Gorham's production.According to Tompkins, this set, item number 2480, dates to 1890. They possess a commanding look. They are large, 4 1/2" long, 1 3/4" tall, and weighty, 3.9 T. oz...