Gorham "Corinthian" Sterling Pie Server, Unusual Blade
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An early Gorham line pattern, "Corinthian" synthesizes Moorish, neoclassical, and Egyptian Revival design elements.
This example is an 8 3/4" long, 1.9 T. oz. pie server. It has an uncommon, perhaps unique, style blade that is shaped around a central vee running from the notched and cupped heel to a pointed tip. Either side of this is reticulated in a finely detailed period design that incorporates an acanthus leaf motif. This reticulation is complemented with delicate wriggle work engraving that follows along the margins of the blade and cut work. Lastly, the entire surface has a matte finish.
The handle has a finely rendered, feathered script "LEH" monogram. The backside is stamped with the Gorham "lion, anchor, G" trademark, along with the words "Sterling," and "Pat. 71."
The condition is mint estate. There is no visible polishing wear; pattern detail remains crisp and well-defined. The blade is free of bends, cracks, burrs, or wear. The reticulation remains intact, with no breaks or other damage.