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iconnumber posted 08-04-2001 12:57 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I need help identifying the pattern name of this serving spoon. I am calling it Gorham Japanese, but I am not sure if this is correct!! Please help!

It is 8 5/8" long. There is a bird holding a stem and flower. The top of the spoon has a pagoda shape and chrysanthemum. The underside is marked with the old trademark of Gorham Silversmiths Sterling and then there is a 5 point star (age mark?).

Thanks for any help you can give me!!!

Helen Nicholas

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iconnumber posted 08-04-2001 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Martine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes. Your spoon is Gorham's Japanese pattern. It is a multi-motif pattern, meaning there are variations to the handles.

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iconnumber posted 08-04-2001 03:27 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for confirming my guess on the name Japanese!!

I could not find it in Gorham's 1888 catalog.

Does anyone know which year the pattern was introduced or which catalog it appears in?

Thanks for all your help,

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iconnumber posted 08-04-2001 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
  • Turner indicates: 1872
  • Carpenter indicates: 1871
  • Jewelers Circular indicates: 1870

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iconnumber posted 08-13-2001 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for William Hood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Japanese pattern was introduced (entered first in Gorham's costing ledger) on June 17, 1871.

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