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Gorham "Hindostanee" Solid Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server

Gorham "Hindostanee" Solid Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server
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Patented in 1878, as imprinted on the backside of the blade, along with Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, and the word "Sterling," "Hindostanee" is a Moorish design that particularly in its repetitive palmetto motifs, exhibits influences from the Greek and Egyptian Revivalist movements of the period.

This example of the line is a rather rare ice cream server, aka ice cream knife or cleaver.

Measuring 9 3/8" overall, with a solid silver, concave, rectangular blade with a raked front edge and slightly upswept upper edge, it weighs a very heavy 4.1 T. oz. The surface is extensively engraved in a design that mirrors the pattern on the handle.

Never monogrammed on the front reserve area, there is a script "AMT" monogram on the largely plain backside of the handle.

In excellent condition, signs of use are limited to some polishing softening of the engraving on the blade, which is otherwise free of bends, dents, or nicks. Pattern detail remains crisp and well-defined, and the finish is even.

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