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    An American 'Silver Ivy' Berry Set
    Mark of Gorham, Providence, RI, c.1871

    The set comprises a larger oval serving bowl raised on four pierced feet, slightly flaring body with three applied and decorated bands, the rim with a pierced decoration rising to handles at either end; a sugar bowl in the form of a pail, pierced rim decoration only by the handle anchors, the handle in the form of a twisted rope; the creamer also resembling a bowl, the handle formed like a curved stick; a berry soon with an engraved bowl and flaring rim, the handle tipped with the ivy pattern; a scalloped bowl sugar sifter, and a cream ladle; all pieces with gilt interiors, the three holloware items with period monogram ESH on one side and date monogrammed 1871 on the other, the three flatware items period monogrammed on the reverse of the tip, all hallmark stamped on the reverse, retailed by Starr & Marcus, presented in the original leather bound case with blue satin lining with the retailer stamp
    The berry bowl: 4.7in. high x 8.5in. long The berry spoon: 9.8in. long

    Condition Report*: Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age; the case shows signs of wear.
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    Auction Dates
    September, 2005
    17th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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