Gorham "Lancaster" Sterling Silver Nut Spoon
Measuring 4 3/4" long and weighing .6 T. oz., this piece was made by Gorham. The pattern is "Lancaster" sometimes referred to as "Lancaster Rose," reflecting the rose cluster that adorns the end of the beaded border handle. The size of a bon bon, the bowl does not match the lattice work pattern of the bon bon illustrated in the early Gorham catalogs. It is in fact more refined and this may technically be a nut or almond spoon. The edge is scalloped and the interior has a variety of piercings, including some artful sawtooth edged leaves, while the entire surface is finished in a mostly intact bright gold wash. The backside has a fancy script "MS" monogram. The condition is mint. Apart from slight loss of the gold wash, there is no evidence of wear and the finish is lustrous. Marks are lion, anchor, G, and the word "Sterling."