Pair 1883 Gorham Shell Narragansett Salt Cellars Spoons Sterling Silver Antique Box. 925, gold washed, pair salt cellars & salt spoons, in the 1883 (Hallmark P) No.
2035 Narragansett style Aesthetic figural shell pattern, coral branch handle spoon, that are NOT monogrammed. The cellar measures approximately 2 inches by 1 1/2 inches wide, & is marked with the Gorham Lion, Anchor, G hallmarks, sterling 2040 & the holloware mark P for 1883. The salt spoons measures 2 3/8 inches long, are marked with Gorham hallmarks, sterling & 2040.
The style 2040 features a shell with a coral branch as the footer, and the spoon has a shell with a coral branch stem. When Gorham adopted the sterling standard in 1868, they began a system of year-marks which were stamped into their products to denote the year in which they were made. Starting with A for 1868, letters of the alphabet were used until 1884 (Q).
From 1885 until 1933 a different symbol was used each year. These come with the original presentation box from N Matson & Co.
They are from the family of my husbands ancestor, Justin Butterfield, a prominent lawyer and historical figure from Chicagos early history. In excellent condition with exceptionally crisp detail. There are some spots inside the shells, but I have left them in unpolished condition with the original patina. Please refer to photos for condition.
There have been No monogram removals, No alterations, and No repairs of any kind. A Rare Treasure for those of us who appreciate American Silver. The item "Set 1883 Gorham Shell Narragansett Salt Cellars Spoons Sterling Silver Antq Box" is in sale since Friday, November 30, 2018.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "simpassoc" and is located in Rockville, Maryland.
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