Gorham 'Hizen' Pattern Antique Sterling Silver Pie Server, Providence, RI, c. 1880
One of the most magnificent japanesque flatware designs ever created was called 'Hizen,' named after an old Japanese province. The combination of art nouveau styling and Japanese imagery makes this a work of art.
The blade has a wavy edge and features a fish swimming amongst rippled water, looking at a crab at the base of the handle. A dragon is depicted along the handle. Engraved on the back is an artistically executed 'JC'(?) monogram.
Provenance: Private Collection.
This wonderful antique pie server is marked on the back with Gorham's trademark along with 'STERLING'. It measures 8.75 inches long, weighs 3 troy ounces and is in excellent antique condition.
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