Overall: 11 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 28.6 x 6.7 x 4.4 cm )
Silver Weight: 6 oz (troy) (186 g)
Silver sandwich server with ovoid handle decorated with bright-cut and wheel-turned ornament has shield-shaped reserve at front; pierced, flat blade sprung tongs with raised scalloped edges, lattice-shaped piercing, and all over foliate engraving; baluster stem with spear-shaped joint and bright-cut decoration along lower blade; curved, rectangular thumb lever also has bright-cut and wheel-turned decoration; maker's hallmarks stamped along underside of lower blade.
Gift of Mr. Robert G. Goelet
stamped: on the underside of the lower blade: "W. GALE & SON/ NEW_YORK/ 925 STERLING" and "G/ &/ S" in a rectangle over, "1/ 86/ 2" in a diamond
Descent unknown. Purchased from S. J. Shrubsole, New York, in 1983, with funds from Robert G. Goelet.
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