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Gorham Sterling Silver Louis XIV Pickle Knife & Master Salt Spoons (Pair)     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11152
Period: Victorian
Year: 1870
Silversmith: Gorham
Place: Providence, Rhode island
Price: $ 140.00
Weight: 46 grams
Dimensions: 17.5 cm & 9.0 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A Gorham sterling silver Louis XIV pattern pickle knife, with a pair of matching master salt spoons. The pattern is striking, described as "17 th Century Magnificence", named after King Louis Quatorze of France, who "made his reign famous for it's splendour". The pickle knife (similar to an English butter knife) is bright cut and gilded, with no monogramme, which the 2 saltspoons have goldwash bowls and engraved initials G. The hallmarks are clear on all 3 items, "Patent 1870, Sterling, and the Gorham lion, anchor and gothic G. 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).
Gorham Sterling Silver Louis XIV Pickle Knife & Master Salt Spoons (Pair)
Gorham Sterling Silver Louis XIV Pickle Knife & Master Salt Spoons (Pair)

Gorham Sterling Silver Louis XIV Pickle Knife & Master Salt Spoons (Pair)
Gorham Louis XIV pattern

Gorham Sterling Silver Louis XIV Pickle Knife & Master Salt Spoons (Pair)
Gorham Louis XIV pattern, reverse

Gorham Sterling Silver Louis XIV Pickle Knife & Master Salt Spoons (Pair)
Gorham Sterling Silver Louis XIV Pickle Knife & Master Salt Spoons reverse

Gorham Sterling Silver Louis XIV Pickle Knife & Master Salt Spoons (Pair)
Gorham sterling silver pickle knife engraving, gold wash

Gorham Sterling Silver Louis XIV Pickle Knife & Master Salt Spoons (Pair)
Gorham sterling patent 1870 silver hallmarks

Gorham Sterling Silver Louis XIV Pickle Knife & Master Salt Spoons (Pair)
Gorham lion anchor, gothic G silver makers mark

Gorham Sterling Silver Louis XIV Pickle Knife & Master Salt Spoons (Pair)
Gorham louis XIV flatware, scale

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