183 Pieces Gorham Old French Sterling Flatware
183 pieces of sterling silver flatware, most with old Lion-Anchor-G mark for Gorham, in the "Old French" Pattern, with monograms (JHS). Includes: 12 dinner knives with silverplated blades, 12 dinner forks, 12 salad forks, 12 ice tea spoons, 12 flat handle butter spreaders, 12 demitasse spoons, 12 round bowl bouillon spoons, 12 round bowl gumbo spoons, 12 seafood/oyster forks, 12 luncheon forks, 11 luncheon knives with silverplated blades, 11 orange/fruit spoon, 10 teaspoons, 6 tablespoons, and 7 individual fruit knives with silverplated blades. Serving pieces include a master butter knife, 8-3/4" large bowl serving spoon, large serving fork, pierced serving fork, gravy ladle, cream ladle, sardine fork, large ice serving tongs, jelly or cheese knife with silverplated blade, pickle fork, olive fork, large carving set (knife, fork and knife sharpener, all with steel blades), small carving set (knife and fork with stainless blades), and 2 pie servers with stainless blades. Total weight (excluding all knives and hollow-handled pieces): 179.22 oz troy. American, early 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Dr. Edward R. Storck, Buffalo, NY.
Overall excellent condition, with monograms. Olive fork has a loss to the center tine, steel bladed carving set shows oxidation to blades.