Gorham "Pointed Antique" Coin Silver Serving Spoon, Old & Rare
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A early production item, c. 1865, for Gorham, this serving spoon is marked with the firm's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Gorham Mfg. Co."
It is large, measuring 8 7/8" long, with an essentially round bowl that is 3" in diameter and 1/2" at the deepest, and heavy, weighing nearly 2.8 T. oz.
Rarely found, this is not a named line pattern with Gorham, but it is in the manner of a "Pointed Antique" with a broad, slightly down-turned, end. It has notched shoulders where it joins the bowl, and there is a finely engraved, Old English, "D" monogram set sideways on the handle.
The bowl has a ribbed interior and retains a portion of an original gold wash.
It is in very fine condition. The only indications of use are fine surface scratches, and the aforementioned loss of gold, both of which are less than would be expected of a piece this old. The patina is warm and bright.
The absence of a standard mark and the early date of the piece identify it as coin silver. A utilitarian item, it is also a collector's piece given its age and scarcity.