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    Sale 2091

    Important American Silver

    17 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 44

    A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND PLIQUE-À-JOUR ENAMEL BONBON SPOON

    MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, CIRCA 1894

    Price Realised  

    A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND PLIQUE-À-JOUR ENAMEL BONBON SPOON
    MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, CIRCA 1894
    The shaped circular bowl with plique-à-jour enamel flowers and scrolls, the handle applied with varicolored enamels and turquoise cartouche with daisies, marked on stem, also marked 695
    5½ in. long; 1 oz. 10 dwt. gross weight


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    A plique-à-jour bonbon spoon of similar design is in the collection of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design and illustrated in Janet Zapata, "American Plique-à-Jour Enameling," The Magazine Antiques, December 1996, illus. pp. 812-813.