Gorham "Fontainebleau" Sterling Sugar Spoon
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A multi-motif figural design, "Fontainebleau" was one of several exceptional patterns that Gorham produced in the late 19th century.
This piece is a 6 1/4" long, approximately .9 T. oz., sugar spoon.
It has an elongated, plum-shaped bowl with hatched edge shoulders. The interior has a matte finish.
The handle portrays a maiden in courtly garb, carrying a kettle in one hand and a pitcher and saucer in the other.
It is without a monogram or removal and in very good condition. It has a smooth finish that shows some light polishing wear on the design. The only signs of use on the bowl are faint surface scratches, otherwise it is free of dents, nicks, or burrs.
Marks are Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Copyrighted" on the edge of the handle. This later marks confirms this is an early issue item in the line.