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Gorham "Luxembourg" Sterling Silver Saratoga Chip Server

Gorham "Luxembourg" Sterling Silver Saratoga Chip Server
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$285.00

One of the most impressive pieces in any given flatware line, Saratoga chip servers are characterized by their very large, deeply cupped and pierced, bowls.

The piercing is what distinguishes them from their similar, kindred but more common and less dramatic in appearance, cracker scoops.

These features are all present in this 8 5/8" long, 3.1 T. oz., example made by Gorham in its 1893 "Luxembourg" pattern.

The design is rococo in nature, featuring an asymmetrical array of scroll and leaf elements set against an alternatively stippled and bright background.

There is a feathered script "M" lightly engraved at an angle on the handle front.

The bowl is immense, measuring 4 3/8" by 3 3/8" at the widest, and a full 1" deep. It has flange shoulders with raised scroll detailing. It has a scalloped body, saved for the smooth heel, which as noted, is hand cut in a design that mirrors the main pattern.

This is in immaculate estate condition, showing scant signs of use. There is no polishing wear and the finish remains bright and even. The bowl is free of dents, bends, or splits.

Marks are Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and the name of the retailer, "A.A. Webster & Co.," Brooklyn, New York.

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