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Gorham 'Narragansett' Gold Washed Sterling Shell Dish & Figural Crab Spoon

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Gorham 'Narragansett' Gold Washed Sterling Shell Dish & Figural Crab Spoon USA, circa 1890s A rare find, two piece set in one of scarcest patterns of the Gorham Mfg. Co. 'Narragansett', a sculptural Shell Dish & Figural Crab Spoon, this offering is the example with a slight gold wash finish. This sterling silver shell oyster shell complete with figural crab spoon, a diminutive work, yet a captivating piece is a true testament to the artistry of Gorhams American Aesthetic silversmithing. The oval shell is skillfully encrusted with barnacles, creating a mesmerizing texture, and is raised on a smaller vertical rough piddock shell, complete with a rare addition a intertwined rope crab encrusted nautilus spoon. The shell dish bears the hallmarks of Gorham Silver Company the serving dish speaks volumes of its quality. Its dimensions, measuring 1.5 inches high, 4.5 inches wide, and 2.5 inches deep, are complemented by the 5-inch by 1-inch wide three-dimensional crab-encrusted nautilus spoon, apparently unmarked. This duo is a rare and unique find, a captivating addition to any table service or collection. Weighing in approximately 5 ounces of sterling silver, this set not only highlights the exceptional craftsmanship of the short lived aesthetic period, embodying the essence of mindful, high-quality Victorian artistry. We are pleased to let you know at the time of posting we are offering another Gorham 'Narragansett' Sterling Shell Dish & Figural Crab Spoon, without a gold wash. Please see our 1st dibs listing LU2592337130042
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