Set of 14 antique Gorham Versailles pattern teaspoons.
These spoons are of a very early production date evidenced by their heavy weight at approximately 31g for each spoon, whereas the newer produced spoons weigh 29g or less.
Note I have included upclose photos of each spoons monogram and hallmarks, along with its weight. Note that this family purchased a set and would add to it as family members were born or married into the family. This is from the estate of John Thompson, an East Coast shipping magnate. There is evidence, in the family records, of a large Gorham purchase in 1891. This would fit with the hallmarks and release of this pattern in 1888.
The spoons are approximately 5 3/4" long with bowls 1 1/4" at their widest point.
All spoons are in good condition with some wear from use, these were not for display and do have bowl rim indentations, fine scratches (would buff out using rouge if desired) and wear associated with use.
One spoon is dated 1899. There are 10 spoons with one engraved monogram and 4 spoons with individual names monogrammed into the back cartouche.
Set comes with a "Pamilla" cloth silver bag that has some spotting and wear.