Gorham Copper & Other Metals Shell Grape Dish, Providence, RI, c. 1882
This rare fruit dish has been professionally repatinated and is in a stunning rich brown copper color. The varying hues are lovely and show off the silver appliques.
The dramatic handle is a cluster of grapes hanging from a single vine with applied tendrils and silver grapeleaves with naturalistic details. Jouneying towards the grapes is an applied, small, silver crab. The bowl slopes downward from the front being raised by an applied rock design.
A large crab with wonderful details is applied near the front of the bowl.
This wonderful serving dish is marked underneath with Gorham's trademark for copper and 'GORHAM & CO'. It measures 9.75 front to back by 9 inches wide and is in excellent condition.