Pair of Gorham 'Chantilly' Pattern Antique Sterling Silver Covered Entree Servers, Providence, RI - 1914
This is a beautiful pair of entree servers made by Gorham in the popular 'Chantilly' pattern. The holloware made in this line is uncommon and quite elegant. The bases have undulating edges formed with scrolls and lobed panels that continue onto the oval bodies. 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 are repeated above wonderful foliate and fruit swags. once again, chased decoration of ribbons is used to enhance the design. Click here for the matching soup tureen.
These stunning 25th-anniversary presents are marked underneath with Gorham's trademark and 'STERLING/ A577' along with the 1914 date mark. The covers are also marked 'STERLING/ F' and with a '2' on one and '3' on the other which match them with the bodies, also marked '2' and '3'. They measure 12 inches long across the handles by 7.25 inches deep by 7.5 inches high, weigh a combined 71.85 troy ounces and are in very good/ excellent antique condition.
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