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Gorham Medallion Sterling Silver Pastry Fork and Pickle Knife - Patent 1864     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11090
Period: George III
Year: 1864
Silversmith: Gorham
Place: Providence, Rhode island
Price: $ 430.00
Weight: 47 grams
Dimensions: 16.4 cm and 15.9 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A pair of Gorham sterling Medallion serving implements, the first a pastry fork and the second a pickle knife. Both have the medallion motif of a classical femaile looking left, with hair braids, the face is strong. Both are pierced with the "tulip cut", the knife also has bright cut engraving. Both have the original owners initials MMC in Gothic script engraved on the back. Gorham medallion pattern was designed by George Wilkinson in 1864, it is a multi-motif pattern, with 4 different medallion options. Medallion pattern proved popular, it was copied by numerous other firms, but the original Gorham items are most collectable today. The hallmarks are clear on both pieces, and include Gorham makers mark, PAT 1864 and STERLING. Gorham Corporation, which still exists today, was founded in 1831, they dominated the solid silver flatware market in the USA for 125 years (Gorham Silver, page 50). The medallion pattern was even retailed by Tiffany.
Gorham Medallion Sterling Silver Pastry Fork and Pickle Knife - Patent 1864
Gorham Medallion Sterling Silver Pastry Fork and Pickle Knife - Patent 1864

Gorham Medallion Sterling Silver Pastry Fork and Pickle Knife - Patent 1864
Gorham Medallion

Gorham Medallion Sterling Silver Pastry Fork and Pickle Knife - Patent 1864
Gorham medallion sterling fork and knife

Gorham Medallion Sterling Silver Pastry Fork and Pickle Knife - Patent 1864
Gorham silver flatware

Gorham Medallion Sterling Silver Pastry Fork and Pickle Knife - Patent 1864
MMC engraved monogram initials

Gorham Medallion Sterling Silver Pastry Fork and Pickle Knife - Patent 1864
Gorham sterling pat 1864

Gorham Medallion Sterling Silver Pastry Fork and Pickle Knife - Patent 1864
Gorham medallion sterling fork and knife with scale

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