This magnificent sterling silver bowl was made by the Gorham Co. in 1880. The body design of this piece is a four-sided rounded edge bowl with five parallel lines encompassing the top. The base of the bowl is continuous lines which run perpendicular to the top of the bowl. The aesthetic design of the interior of the bowl was done in a style that was known as "Japanism". At this time period, people were exposed to new designs that were coming to America from Japan and China. Gorham incorporated many of these design styles into their silver. In this piece, the "Japanism" style is shown in the interior of the bowl as a vine with flat leaves and a flying insect which have been hand engraved. It is both striking and subtle. This bowl is a wonderful example of the aesthetic designs of that time period.
Top Width: 8 1/4"
Base Width: 4 1/4"
Weight: 16.6 Troy oz.
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