Gorham "Rosette" Sterling Silver Mustard Ladle
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Relatively large for such items, this mustard ladle measures 5" long and weighs nearly .6 T. oz. The pattern is "Rosette," one of Gorham's earliest line designs. It was patented in 1868, and so marked, which was the year that Gorham went to the sterling standard. Other marks include the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, and "Sterling."
The pattern takes its name from the central rosette that appears about a third of the way up the handle from the bowl, which in this instance retains its original gold wash finish. The end of the handle is angular and is surmounted with a double scroll and anthemion design.
There is a feathered script "SSN" monogram on the front.
The condition is mint estate. There is no damage and minimal evidence of use.