Gorham "Medallion" Coin Silver Pedestal Mustard Pot
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Dating from 1866 according to the date engraved on the sidewall below the name "C.E. Mathews.", this coin silver mustard pot was made by Gorham. That company's standing lion, anchor, G mark appears on the underside of the base, along with the model number "510."
It is a large, well-proportioned, and handsome item. Standing 4 1/4" high, it rests on a pedestal base that is 2" in diameter. The maximum span to the end of the handle is approximately 3 1/4" and the weight is 4.5+ T. oz. The urn shaped body is rounded at the bottom and tapers inward toward the upper edge.
There are four cast and applied medallions set evenly around the lower portion of the body. The handle is solid and features a rosette and acanthus leaf design. The lid is domed, has a cut for a mustard ladle, and a knob finial. The interior of the lid retains its bright gold finish, while the gold on the interior of the body is mottled.
The condition is superb. There are no dents or dings, and it sits evenly, free of any rocking. The hinge is tight and the lid aligns with the base. The finish is lustrous. The medallions show slight softening of detail on the high spots from polishing and that is the only sign of use apart from the aforementioned loss on gold on the interior.