DescriptionAN 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
The Dr. Dale E. Bennett Collection, San Antonio, Texas.
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.
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