Gorham "Corinthian" Sterling Berry Spoon
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Measuring 8 7/8" long and weighing 2.0 T. oz., this berry or serving spoon was made by Gorham and stamped with that company's lion, anchor, G symbol. Other marks include Patent 1871 and Sterling.
The pattern is Corinthian. Apropos of the name, it has a fan or leaf design element akin to Gorham's Grecian patented in 1861, but overall is Moorish in feel. It is double die struck, meaning the design appears on both sides of the handle.
The bowl is plum shaped, with a central rib, flanged shoulders and a pointed tip. The interior is engraved in a design compatible with the pattern, and retains about half of an original gold wash.
The backside of the handle has an Old English "B" monogram.
The condition is outstanding. This is an estate piece and shows little evidence of use. The pattern is crisp and remains sharply defined. The bowl is well-shaped and free of dings, nicks, or burrs.