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    Sale 2091

    Important American Silver

    17 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 93

    A SET OF FOUR SILVER SHELL-FORM DISHES WITH SILVER SPOONS

    MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, THE DISHES 1887, THE SPOONS CIRCA 1885

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF FOUR SILVER SHELL-FORM DISHES WITH SILVER SPOONS
    MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, THE DISHES 1887, THE SPOONS CIRCA 1885
    Narragansett style, each dish realistically formed as an oyster shell, on two shell feet, the spoons with clam, oyster and fish bowls, the twig handles applied with crab, fish or shell finials, the dishes marked under base, also marked 535, the spoons marked on reverse of handle, also marked 2, 8, 10 and 12
    The dishes 4½ in. long; 9 oz. 10 dwt. (8)


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    Examples of these Narragansett-style spoons, cited in a Gorham catalogue as "Five-O'clock Spoons" are illustrated in: William P. Hood, et al. "Masterpieces of Naturalism: Gorham's Narragansett Flatware", The Magazine Antiques, September 2002, illus. p. 100.

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