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Gorham "Grecian" Coin Silver Pudding Serving Spoon 1860s

Gorham "Grecian" Coin Silver Pudding Serving Spoon 1860s
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Measuring 9" long and weighing just under 2.5 T. oz., this item has a large, ovoid bowl that measures 3 3/8" by 2 9/16". It has a flange rim with notched shoulders, pointed tip, and, while similar to a berry, the relatively shallow depth suggests it was likely was a much less common pudding serving spoon.

An early, coin silver, example of Gorham's "Grecian," this piece is marked "Patent 1861," with the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, and "Shreve, Stanwood & Co.," which was a predecessor firm for Boston's carriage trade "Shreve, Crump & Low," with dates 1860-69.

It has a solid, tubular handle that leads to a classically inspired, fanned and sculpted, anthemion form end.

The backside has an open reserve area which is without a monogram or removal.

It is in excellent condition. Polishing wear is nil and the finish has a rich patina. The bowl is free of dents, bends, or nicks, but has two minuscule (1/16" long) hairline age cracks in the vees of the notches. There are light surface scratches consistent with age in the interior and slight traces of an original gold wash.

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