Gorham for Tiffany "Medallion" Sterling Ice Cream Spoon
Gorham's "Medallion" was the pattern of choice offered by mid 1860's Tiffany & Co. when it was only a retailer and not a manufacturer. This 5 7/8" long, .8 T. oz., ice cream spoon is an example of this partnership. It is stamped lion, anchor, G for Gorham, "Pat. 1864," "Tiffany & Co.," and "Sterling" on the plain backside. The figure is a youthful helmeted male warrior. The blunt end bowl has a ribbed interior and notched and slightly flanged shoulders. The bowl evidences very scant traces of an original gold wash. There is no monogram or removal. The condition is excellent. The figure retains crisp detail, with all the facial features remaining well-defined. The bowl is free of dings, dents, or burrs, and the overall finish is appealing.