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Material: Sterling Silver
Maker: Gorham, c. 1880
Hallmark: Lion, Anchor, G Sterling ~ 2
Size: 10 & 3/4 inches
This ladle features an ornately decorated, beautifully formed and proportioned, very
substantial handle. The beautiful bright-cut bowl is big, deep and generous.
The ladle is extremely well made of very heavy gauge sterling silver. Weight is
a considerable 4.76 troy ounces.It is clearly hallmarked as to maker on upper handle,
as well as ~ Sterling ~ on lower handle. There is also a small arrow type incised
mark, near reverse handle base that we are unfamiliar with.
The ladle is monogrammed in a beautiful period script on handle reverse: AMCondition
of this antique server is exceptionally nice; we see no dings, or dents, just the
expected light surface scratches commensurate with age, storage and careful use.
Amazingly the pattern design remains quite defined as we hope you can see in the
close up images.
Fontainbleau, like its closely related design, Gilpen, is certainly a very collectable
discontinued pattern and this Oyster Ladle server is a particularly rare and hard
to find flatware piece.
Excellent Antique Gorham Fontainebleau Large Sterling Silver Brite Cut Oyster Ladle
~ Rare Piece!