This is an impressive and beautiful soup tureen made by Gorham in the popular 'Chantilly' pattern. The holloware made in this line is uncommon and quite elegant. The base has an undulating edge formed with scrolls and lobed panels which continue onto the oval body. Beautiful details of foliage and flowers are hand-chased above the scroll and lobed panel decorations. The cast and applied handles are similarly decorated.
The reserves on each side are engraved with one side being the 'J M McC' monogram and the reverse being '1890/ Sept. 30/ 1915'.
The covers have tall, domed interiors surmounted with scrolling foliate handles. The inverted scroll and lobed decoration is repeated above wonderful foliate and fruit swags. once again, chased decoration of ribbons is used to enhance the design.
Click here for a pair of matching covered entree servers.
This stunning 25th anniversary present is marked underneath with Gorham's trademark and 'STERLING/ A575' along with '21' and the 1899 date mark. The cover is also marked 'STERLING/ 21'. It measures 14.5 inches across the handles by 8 inches deep by 11 inches high, weighs 58.45 troy ounces and is in very good/ excellent antique condition.
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