Decorative Arts and Design
impressed on back of stem: Lion Passant, Anchor, Gothic Letter G. Sterling 267.
Gift of Elsie Rushmore, by exchange and H. Randolph Lever Fund
Olive server: Silver with gilding. At one end of server is a pointed oval bowl pierced with leaf vein pattern and engraved with a single serrated leaf. Bowl is joined by leaf stem to a realistically modeled twig stem, which terminates in a point of graduated triangular barbs. Three quarters of the way up the stem a three-dimensional olive and two realistic leaves sprout from the stem. The olive has a matte surface and is engraved with script initials: J.F.T.
CONDITION - Good. Normal wear and rubbing to gilding.
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Gorham Manufacturing Company (1865-1961). Olive Spoon, ca. 1884. Silver, gilt, length: 11 3/4 in. (29.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Elsie Rushmore, by exchange and H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1996.33. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1996.33.jpg)
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