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jprice33

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any idea on the specifics of this great Gorham Serving Piece?

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Paul Lemieux

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Your spoon is a nice example of a cast serving piece that complements the Martelé line. Note that while the piece is cast, it still has a sort of handmade feel in the bowl. Since these pieces were cast instead of handwrought, they were less expensive (but probably still not cheap) than Martelé servers. I am not sure what the dimensions are for this piece, but it looks like it might be a berry spoon. This and a few other Martelé style serving pieces are illustrated in the catalog for the "Magnificent, Marvelous Martelé" exhibit.

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appreciate the response,,the piece does measure just over 10" in length,, any idea on how to acquire a copy of that catalog?

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I purchased mine from Spencer Marks a couple months ago, and they are apparently out of stock at the moment.

I think you can purchase one from the publisher. Here is their information:

New Orleans Museum of Art
P.O. Box 19123
New Orleans, LA 70179-0123.
Tel: 504-488-2631
NOMA homepage; NOMA museum shop

I believe the book was printed in a limited run of 3000, so the book may become difficult to obtain after a while.

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