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    Sale 2132

    Important American Silver

    23 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 63

    A SET OF TWELVE MARINE-THEMED SILVER TEASPOONS

    MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, CIRCA 1885

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF TWELVE MARINE-THEMED SILVER TEASPOONS
    MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, CIRCA 1885
    Narragansett style, two bowls formed as fish, the rest formed as oyster or clam shells, the handles applied with various marine motifs, three spoons with crabs near the grip, four with shells, three with fish, one pair for caviar, with handles modeled as sturgeon, each marked on reverse of handle, also marked 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12
    The longest 5¼ in.; 6 oz. (12)


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    Examples of these Narragansett style spoons are illustrated in William P. Hood, et al. "Masterpieces of Naturalism: Gorham's Narragansett Flatware," The Magazine Antiques, September 2002, illus. p. 100.