Unusual Gorham No. 278 Aesthetic Long Pickle Fork
The style of this 7 1/2" long, sterling silver fork defies categorization. It appears to be design for design sake, and in that sense probably falls within the aesthetic realm. Made by Gorham, likely circa 1890, it is item number 278. It has a twist stem with a rolled wire handle that seems to be representative of nothing but itself. The three tine serving end has a matte finish, while the rest of the piece has a bright finish. The condition is excellent. There are no bends or other signs of use.