Pair Gorham 1879 Sterling Silver Pedestal Master Salts
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These two matched master salts are strikingly attractive, stylistically emblematic of their period, and in immaculate condition.
Made by Gorham, perhaps the standard bearer firm for such items, each of them is marked with a lion, anchor, G, the word "Sterling," the model number "1320," and the date letter "L" for 1879.
Round bodied, they stand 2 7/8" high, have top diameters of 2 3/16", and sit on pedestal bases that are 1 3/4" across. Their combined weight is a moderately heavy 3.5 T. oz.
The top rims are bordered by a 1/4" wide, applied band with an anthemion design. The interiors are finished in a bright gold wash. The otherwise plain bodies have matching Old English "h" monograms.
As stated, the condition is superb, showing virtually no wear (with the exception of one pinprick dimple), and having naturally patinated mirror like surfaces.