Old Gorham "Chantilly" Solid Sterling Silver Pie Server
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Gorham produced pie servers with both hollow and solid silver handles. The earliest hollow handle examples had silverplate blades, while later examples were made with stainless blades. This example is the very oldest, original form, and is all silver.
It measures 9 1/8" long and weighs a robust 2.9 T. oz. The blade itself is generously proportioned at 4 3/4" long and 2 3/4" at the widest, has flanged shoulders and slightly raised edges that lead to a flat, pointed, tip.
There is a delicate, script "MRK" monogram on the handle. The backside is stamped with the Gorham lion, anchor, G emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. 1895."
The condition is excellent estate. There is no polishing wear and the finish has a pleasant patina. The blade is free of bends, burrs, or nicks, but shows surface scratches consistent with use.