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    Sale 2091

    Important American Silver

    17 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 116

    A SET OF TWELVE PARCEL-GILT SILVER DESSERT KNIVES

    MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, CIRCA 1880

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF TWELVE PARCEL-GILT SILVER DESSERT KNIVES
    MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, CIRCA 1880
    The knife handles in the manner of Japanese kozuka, with varied textured ground and applied on each side with a different scene, including dragons, deer, lobster, flowers, bulls, prunus blossom, kimono-clad figure, horses, mice, bamboo branches, Japanese military garb, fish, waves and Japanese masks, the blades bright-cut with textile patterns, and engraved with monogram McL, each marked on blade
    19 oz. (12)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PERSONAL COLLECTION OF AMERICAN AESTHETIC MOVEMENT SILVER