Ice cream server

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Manufacturer

Gorham Manufacturing Company ( American, 1831 )

DATE:
1870
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General Description

Ice cream appeared with frequency in the United States beginning in the 1860s. By the 1870s, one could purchase specialized flatware for serving and consuming the fashionable dessert. The lobes of this Gorham Manufacturing Company ice cream server's bowl are sharp in order to slice through ice cream and other frozen foods.

Adapted from

Charles L. Venable, Silver in America, 1840-1940: A Century of Splendor (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art; New York, New York; Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1994), 128, 337.

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