Ice spoon

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Manufacturer

Gorham Manufacturing Company ( American, 1831 )

DATE:
c. 1875
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General Description

This ice spoon is representative of the high quality of U.S. flatware design after the Civil War. Besides its fine bright-cut, pierced, and applied decoration, it is also well engineered, with holes in the bowl to allow water to drip away before the ice was lifted out of its container.

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), 337.

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