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an exceedingly rare Gorham Sterling Silver Letter Knife
in the Fontainebleau pattern, designed by the french designer,
F. Antoine Heller for Gorham in 1882. It is marked "Sterling" and has
the Gorham silver marks including a Lion and Anchor and the letter G.
This pattern depicts various figures of the French court of Fontainebleau.
It is representative of the Beaux Arts aesthetic which drew upon the principles
of French neoclassicism, but also incorporated Renaissance and Baroque elements.
It was an important style in France until the end of the 19th century.
Length: 8 1/4"
Great condition, light scratch on blade, could use light polish, no monograms.
Please see all photos for complete description.
ID. 35 Loc. D