Gorham "Josephine" Engraved Blade Coin Pie Server
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One of Gorham's earliest line patterns, 1855 "Josephine" is a leaf motif that has contemporaneous parallels with designs produced by William Gale and James Watts.
This example is a 9 3/8" long, nearly 2.3 T. oz., pie or pastry server. It has a 4 3/4" long, 2 3/4" at the widest, blade with scalloped shoulders, upraised edges, an engraved surface, and a repeat of the leaf design on the reverse heel. The backside of the handle is engraved "White" in script.The overall condition is excellent. There is light polishing wear on the engraving of the blade, and minor roughness at the tip. Marks are "Patent 1855," "Coin," and "P & B," for an unknown retailer.