ITEM: Rare Gorham 4 Tine Cheese Server.
COMPOSITION: Sterling Silver.
WEIGHT: 45.8 ozt.
MEASUREMENT: 7-1/2' length.
MARKS: Gorham Hallmark, Sterling.
COMMENTS: Rare 4 tine cheese server by Gorham in the Antique Engraved #8 pattern. Crafted in sterling silver, in excellent condition showing minimal wear. Polishing is available by request at no additional cost. This cheese server has ornate engraving on the blade and handle and personalized engraving- Ida. The back is free of embellishment.
At one time the prong-shaped cheese knife was considered a place piece. The complete Victorian era home would need a dozen in order to use one at each place setting. However they were not popular as place pieces because Victorian society frowned upon diners placing knives in their mouths and so it was relegated to use as a serving implement.
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