Category Archives: gorham

One Fiddle Too Many

In some prior posts I have written about aesthetic flatware patterns and have attempted to identify a good amount of them.  Although I have written individual posts about some of the earlier flatware designs, I did not attempt to broadly … Continue reading

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The Holland House

I’ve been kind of obsessed with oyster forks lately, most likely as a result of my earlier post “Aw Shucks…It’s an Oyster Obsession”.  I’ve found a couple of Gorham forks which are rather interesting, to me at least.  What I … Continue reading

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Persian versus Jewell

I was looking at my Etsy listing for two Persian pattern silver plated nut picks recently and I was reminded that while the patterns of these two nut picks were similar…they were not exactly the same. The pick on the … Continue reading

Posted in Cottage pattern, Etsy, flatware, gorham, Gothic pattern, Jewell pattern, LeRoy White, martini, nut pick, olive pick, ordinary observer, Persian pattern, queenofsienna, Rogers & Bro., silver plate, silver plated, silverplate, Simpson Hall Miller, Victorian bar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Etsy Listing Photo Backgrounds

A quick look at the treasuries that have been featured on Etsy’s home page will show that the majority of those treasuries have white or light backgrounds on the listing photos.  I guess the thought is that they’re seeking a … Continue reading

Posted in Afghan Silver, American Airlines Flagship Silverplate, Biltmore, Etsy, Etsy treasury, etsy vintage, Frederick Wilson, gorham, Jack Bowman, john bowman, Moore & Leding, Premier Salad Dressing, queenofsienna, Robert Leding, silver plate, souvenir spoon, sterling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I’m In Love With Jack….

I’ve had several silverplate items that are hotel, commercial and / or restuarant related…and the research has been quite interesting and inspiring.  One of those inspiring items was a silverplate fork manufactured by Gorham in the Biltmore pattern…it lead me to … Continue reading

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