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Gorham "Ivy" Sterling Silver Bucket Style Cream Ladle

Gorham "Ivy" Sterling Silver Bucket Style Cream Ladle
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Classified as an Egyptian Revival design in a "Silver Magazine" article some years ago, "Ivy" is one of Gorham's earliest line patterns.

This example is a 5 7/8" long, just over .9 T. oz., cream ladle. It is commonly referred to as a "bucket" ladle referencing the shape of the 1 1/2" top diameter, 1" deep, dipping or serving end, which in this case has a bright gold finish.

The stem is semi-tubular, with a half-round front and flat backside. The ivy and berry portraiture which defines the pattern is set against a stippled background.

The reverse of the handle is plain save for a script "ES" monogram and the marks which are Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling."

It is in very good condition. Pattern detail remains clear and well-defined. The bowl is well shaped with some very slight surface dings around the lower edge, and some loss of the gold wash. The finish is bright and even.

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