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Gorham Tuileries Pattern Sterling Silver Flatware Service

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European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2740B
Date / Time :
July 19, 2014 10:00AM


Gorham Tuileries Pattern Sterling Silver Flatware Service, Providence, Rhode Island, early 20th century, monogrammed, twenty-one teaspoons, twelve each: coffee spoons, bouillon spoons, ice cream forks, oyster forks, flat spreaders, tablespoons, dinner forks, salad forks, fish forks, dessert forks, fish knives, blunt dinner knives, blunt dessert knives, and citrus or fruit knives; eight dessert spoons, six salt spoons, two each: sugar sifters, cream ladles, one with gold-washed bowl; ice serving spoon, sugar tongs, sauce ladle, butter pick, pie server, soup ladle, asparagus server, serving fork with pierced tines, small serving spoon with pierced bowl, ice cream server, large fish serving knife, crumb knife, salad serving fork and spoon, two carving forks, large and small carving knives, and sharpening rod, approx. 267.8 troy oz. weighable silver, in original brass-mounted oak fitted case on stand labeled for "Gorham & Co. New York."
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Light usage wear. Steel blades not replaced, with spots of rust and corrosion. Few scattered specks of black silver rot. Age-typical loss to gold-wash. Tongs not monogrammed. Box with light age-typical wear. There is empty space in the case for the teaspoons (probably originally twenty-four) and dessert spoons (probably originally twelve).

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


Gorham & Co. New York, Pattern Sterling Silver Flatware Service, Rhode Island, asparagus server, ice cream server, pie server