Gorham "Corinthian" Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle
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Dating from 1872, Gorham's "Corinthian" embodies the Classical Revival sensibilities of the period. Architectural in style, it incorporates an anthemion leaf on the handle surmounted by leafy tracery.
The 3/4" deep, nearly round, 2" diameter, bowl with a central vee, flanged shoulders, and slightly tipped lip, on this 6" long, 1.2 T. oz., sauce ladle is engraved in a Palmetto leaf motif that is evocative of Egyptian Revival style. The bowl interior also retains most of its original, bright gold, wash.
The back of the handle is engraved in script, "C. R. Thurston."
It is in outstanding condition. The pattern detail and engraving remain crisp, while the finish is bright and has an even sheen. Apart from the noted slight loss of some of the gold wash, there is no other evidence of use.
Marks are Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and the word "Sterling."