Antique Sterling Silver from Nelson and Nelson Antiques
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Sale Price: $1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
  Stock #BE277

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Gorham Antique Sterling Silver Gilt Shell Dish 1872
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Sale Price: $1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00

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This is an absolutely charming sterling silver and silver gilt shell dish by the renowned silversmiths at Gorham in a whimsical Victorian design. This large shell-shaped dish stands on two small shell feet in the front and a wirework, spiral ball in the back and has a dynamic scallop, fluted silver-gilt interior that is topped with a wonderful wirework scroll handle that splits to hold both sides of the dish with spiral and has a central double spiral with a leaf scent. A figural mouse has been cast in three-dimensional form and perched at the top of the dish to tease and delight. This bowl is in excellent condition with a rich original patina and measures approx. 4 ¼” high, 5” long and approx. 4 5/8” in wide. It is marked under the base with the marker’s mark of the Gorham Manufacturing Co., the word Sterling, pattern number 10, and the date symbol for 1872. This unique antique silver shell dish is a wonderful example of late nineteenth century Victorian design and would make a charming addition to any collection. A charming and decorative gift for any table!