Gorham "Corinthian" Sterling Bucket Style Cream Ladle
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Stamped with the Gorham lion, anchor, G, "Pat. 71," and "Sterling," this 5 5/8" long, 1.0 T. oz., cream ladle is a fine period piece.
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 finished in bright gold vermeil.
This is in excellent condition and without a monogram or removal. There are three shallow dings on the bottom rim of the bucket, and other than this, no signs of use.