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    AN AMERICAN SILVER ICE CREAM SPADE
    Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1871
    Marks: (lion-anchor-G), STERLING
    8-3/8 inches long (21.3 cm)
    2.28 troy ounces

    PROVENANCE:
    The Dr. Dale E. Bennett Collection, San Antonio, Texas.

    LITERATURE:
    D. Bennett, "History of Ice Cream and Its Servers: Part Two of Two," Silver Magazine, July/August 2005, pp. 22-31, fig. 18.

    In the Japanese pattern, the terminal with a peacock in grass (motif 4) with gilt highlights, the stem with gilt H, the gilt shaped blade with engraved stylized textile, floral, and dragonfly decoration.


    Condition Report*: Scratching commensurate with age.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    6th-7th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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