Gorham 'Domestic' Pattern Antique Sterling Silver Pasta Server, Providence, RI, c. 1880's
This striking and server can be used for many articles of food but was initially intended for pasta or macaroni. The handle is in the 'Domestic' pattern and designed with classically inspired decoration and ivy.
The bowl has a raised back edge and is finely pierced. The blades of these uncommon servers often resembled birds wings.
This rare server is marked on the back with Gorham's trademark along with "STERLING/ PAT '81". It measures 10.25 inches long, weighs 2.60 troy ounces, has never been monogrammed and is in very good antique condition.
Provenance: From the collection of Dale E. Bennett Literature:Silver Magazine, "America's Marvelous Macaroni Servers" by Dale E. Bennett, July/August 2002, pp. 34-40.