Antique Gorham Shreve & Co Sterling Silver Cheese Dish w Mouse Seashells (ID:5234)

New

 Antique Victorian cheese dish with mouse and sea shells. Sterling silver. Made 1871 by Gorham Corporation and retailed by Shreve & Co.

 

Measurements: approximately 8 1/2 inches long and a little over 6 1/2 inches wide. Weighs 244 grams.

 

Body of the cheese dish in the form of a fanlike seashell, rounded, fluted and showing clear signs of gilding. The handle consists of a series of scrolling wires. At the join of handle to bowl a little mouse is scurrying. Beautifully modelled with very fine detail. A similarly naturalistic oak leaf is applied above the scrolls of the handle. The feet of the bowl are reminiscent of Gorhams Narragansett series - in the form of wonderfully modelled seashells.

 

Marks: underneath are the hallmarks of Gorham Corporation with C STERLING and 10 engraved near the Gorham logo. Alongside is the engraved name of the retailer, Geo C Shreve & CO. with an arrowlike logo.

 

Condition: good with minor wear commensurate with age.

$1,800.00

Ask a question

NO registration required!

If the question you have has not yet been answered here, use the form below to ask something about this addon.

(optional)
*(Required to be notified when an answer is available)

30 other products in the same category: