This rare 19th century sterling silver scoop was made by Gorham. The scoop features ornate reticulated decoration consisting of curvilinear scrolls and foliate accents. The piece has not been monogrammed.
The scoop is in excellent original condition with no removals or repairs and has not been buffed. As an antique, the piece shows appropriate signs of age consisting of light scratching which is mentioned for accuracy. The back bears Gorham's three part mark along with the word "STERLING", pattern number "847" and the Gorham half moon mark indicating the year 1895. The 35 gram spoon measures 4.625" in length and 2" at the widest point of the bowl.
This pierced Gorham silver scoop displays beautifully and would be a wonderful addition to a collection of antique silver. A lovely piece by a highly regarded maker.
Gorham was founded in 1831 by Providence, Rhode Island based silversmith Jabez Gorham and his business partner, Henry Webster. Jabez Gorham's' son John succeeded him as head of the company in 1847, and his efforts to incorporate innovative production techniques while simultaneously expanding the company's product range propelled Gorham to great achievement. Gorham went on to become an influential player within the burgeoning 19th century American silver industry and counted First Ladies Mary Todd Lincoln and Julia Grant among its well heeled clients.
Antique Gorham Sterling Silver Reticulated Spoon 847 Circa 1895