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Gorham "Fontainebleau" Eight Matched Sterling Silver Teaspoons

Gorham "Fontainebleau" Eight Matched Sterling Silver Teaspoons
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$160.00 Price for the set of eight.

Each of these eight teaspoons measures 5 3/4" long and is relatively heavy, with the set weighing 6.8 T. oz.

Issued by Gorham in 1882, the pattern is "Fontainebleau," which is a design that features characters from the French Court of Francis I (see image 2 for all the figures). The specific image on these is a woman garbed in a bustled dress, carrying a kettle in one hand and supporting a large cup or mug in the other.

These are early examples, all marked with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling" on the backside, and "Copyrighted" on the edge of the handle shank.

They are in excellent condition and without monograms or removals. The images remain very well-defined, showing only slight surface softening from polishing. The bowls are all well-shaped and free of tip wear, dents, or bends. The finishes have fine patinas, but with light surface scratches consistent with normal use.

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