Large Gorham "Paris" Sterling Master Butter Knife
A figural design, Gorham's "Paris" is, as would be expected from the name, French in style and highly decorative. It also one of Gorham's more robustly scaled lines, and that is the case with this 7 7/8" long, weighty, 1.7 T. oz., master butter knife. It has a script "A.T.A." monogram set on the horizontal. It is in good condition overall. The blade is free of bends, nicks, or burrs and the finish is appealing. Low profile, the pattern is subject to polishing wear and there is considerable softening of detail on this as a result of that. Marks are lion, anchor, G, "Sterling," "Pat. 1901," and the name of the retailer, Newark, New Jersey's "J. Wiss & Sons," set on the edge of the handle.