Gorham Manufacturing Company (1865-1961). <em>Olive Spoon</em>, ca. 1884. Silver, gilt, length: 11 3/4 in. (29.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Elsie Rushmore, by exchange and H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1996.33. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1996.33.jpg)

Olive Spoon

Artist:Gorham Manufacturing Company

Medium: Silver, gilt

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1884

Dimensions: length: 11 3/4 in. (29.9 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H28, 6JJ

Accession Number: 1996.33

Image: CUR.1996.33.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Olive server: Silver with gilding. At one end of server is a pointed oval bowl pierced with leaf vein pattern and engraved with a single serrated leaf. Bowl is joined by leaf stem to a realistically modeled twig stem, which terminates in a point of graduated triangular barbs. Three quarters of the way up the stem a three-dimensional olive and two realistic leaves sprout from the stem. The olive has a matte surface and is engraved with script initials: J.F.T. CONDITION - Good. Normal wear and rubbing to gilding.

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