Gorham "Corinthian" Sterling Silver Pastry Fork
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This three tine pastry fork measures 6 1/8" long and has good heft in the hand, weighing approximately .8 T. oz.
It is a rare form in one of Gorham's earliest full line patterns, "Corinthian." As this is stamped "Pat. Appl. For," along with "Sterling." it was made before the patent was granted and therefore earlier yet.The design incorporates Greek inspired elements, as would be expected from the name, as well as some Egyptian Revival details such as the stylized lotus fronds on the reverse. The piece is in flawless condition and without a monogram or removal.