Rare to find antique Gorham works with this mistletoe motif! Textbook Art Nouveau styling on this lovely solid sterling silver creamer and sugar set. Raised / applied mistletoe leaves and berries scroll around the rim of each piece with Art Nouveau movement and Art Nouveau form handles.
The date marks on the piece tell us they were made in the year 1900. Great gift idea or perfect for holiday tea! Two initials monogram on both, not very visible since it is under the rim which curves outward so you notice it more when holding it at eye level.
Lovely scalloped rims and the perfect amount of patina to make the applied mistletoe designs really stand out. Combined weight is 214 grams of solid sterling.Sturdy hand feel, not tinny. They each stand about 2 3/4 inches to the top of the handles. Sugar is 5 3/4 wide from handle to handle and 3 1/2 from rim to rim. Sugar is 4 1/2 inches wide from handle to spout with about a 2 3/4 inch opening from rim to rim.
Marked Sterling on the bottom with the Gorham maker's mark and pattern number and date mark. Please note this is in estate condition considering age. The creamer has about 4 pin dings, some pinpoint pock marks and a few areas of shallow linear indentations on the flat parts of the scalloped sides that give it a slightly rippled appearance in those areas.This is mostly visible when studying in a reflection. It has an indentation where the handle is applied that is visible from the inside. The sugar has a few of the shallowest of nicks.
They both sit squarely and sturdily on the table and nothing is too evident that would be highly noticeable when in use. No damage or scratching, no dings or dents to any of the artwork or design, it seems to be just the smooth areas where the wear is made more evident by the mirrored finish. Please note this set is not in mint condition.Has been lightly hand polished but I like to leave some patina so the high relief designs really stand out. Beautiful pieces of nice quality antique sterling silver. I have many more pieces of sterling flatware listed so please see my other auctions and create a set! I can check priority pricing as well if that is favorable. I dearly love, collect, use and sell antique American sterling silver flatware and housewares including Tiffany and Co. Gorham, Durgin, Shiebler and more! I would be delighted if you'd follow me in my new store. The item "Rare Gorham MISTLETOE Sterling Silver Creamer Sugar Tea Set Art Nouveau Xmas" is in sale since Wednesday, December 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Creamers & Sugar Bowls". The seller is "callmemouse" and is located in Orange, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Viet nam, Uruguay.