Gorham "Meadow" Long Handle Sterling Silver Olive Spoon
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A naturalistic design that incorporates a variety of grasses along with clover leaves and blossoms, Gorham's "Meadow" dates from 1897. It is Art Nouveau in manner.
This example is long handle, 8 1/2", 1.0 T. oz., olive spoon.
The plum-shaped bowl has decorated, notched shoulders, while the piercing mirrors the grasses and clover of the overall pattern. There are remaining traces of an original gold wash.
It is without a monogram or removal and in flawless estate condition. Design detail remains clear and sharply-defined. The bowl is free of dents, nicks, or burrs, and the overall finish has a bright patina.