Gorham No. 389 Sterling Knob End Berry Spoon
Made by Gorham as a non-line item, and assigned the model number 389, this design is similar to a variety of twist stem and knob end designs of the mid 1860's. According to the Gorham archives, however, this 8 7/8" long berry spoon was produced in the 1880's. It is an attractive and innovative item. The stem is twisted about half its length, and then is tubular in form. It is surmounted by a multi-lobed end that looks something like a melon. This is capped with a finial. The bowl has a contoured interior, flanged rim, and is engraved in a floral and ribbon design. The is no monogram or inscription, or removal. The condition is outstanding. The item shows no wear.