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Gorham Aesthetic Movement Sterling and Copper Mixed-Metal Dish in the Japanese Taste, c. 1880

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This lovely dish is designed as a Japanese pond with shimmering hammer marks depicting water with two applied silver fish. Exotic plants, a water lily with two silver leaves and wild grass with a long sterling stem and leaves, decorate the dish. The plain, circular foot is decorated with four incised lines.

This stunning mixed metal dish is marked on the inside rim of the foot with Gorham's trademark and 'STERLING & OTHER METALS/ M/ 390'. The 'M' is the 1880 date mark. Measuring 1.5 inches high by 5.25 inches round and weighing 4.60 troy ounces, this rare piece is in excellent condition.