Stunning C.1890 Gorham Marie Antoinette Sterling Silver Centerpiece Bowl with Silverplate Flower Frog
Just a fabulous find!
From Gorham, here's a sterling silver centerpiece bowl in the desirable Marie Antoinette pattern AND to covet it even more, it comes with its original silverplate flower frog! I believe this is the largest centerpiece Gorham made in the pattern - it can hold anything you can think of - fruit, nuts, trifle as long as you don't use the top piece! And going one step better - the piece has NOT been monogrammed anywhere!
Condition: I have gone over both pieces with a fine tooth comb and nothing is amiss - I can't find a dent, ding or blemish. Of course, being vintage, there are light marks of use, storage and time. The patina is wonderfully warm and I try to only lightly polish for photos, the main polish I leave to the new owner.
Metal Content: Sterling Silver and Electroplated Silver
Hallmarks: On the bowl, Gorham, Gorham Hallmarks, Sterling, A20026, Sheaf of Wheat?, Marie Antoinette. On the frog bottom, A20026 E.P.
Size: The bowl measures about 13" side to side. Height is about 4". Width of the frog is 9"; height is about 3-1/4".
Weight: The bowl weighs 996.4 grams = 32.03 oz at $26.92 spot (8/21/20) = $862 in silver. The frog weighs 438 grams.
Final Comments: A hard to find combo of excessive beauty! Oh, and try to find another on the Internet - I have searched high and low and the only one I could find was a photo on Pinterest with the wrong flower frog!
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Gorham Sterling Silver Centerpiece Bowl with Silverplate Flower Frog | Marie Antoinette Pattern