Antique & Vintage Newport Gorham Silver, nut spoon, punch bowl, weaved rim tray, coffee carafe, tilting coffee pot, serving dish, salt shaker, water pitcher and many more silver plate pieces to add to your antique silver collection.
Starting in the mid-1800's silverware became a popular way to display new wealth, gentility and an high standard of living. Otherwise, how do we explain the need for a bouillon spoon, a butter spreader, place knife, pastry fork, the demitasse and coffee spoons?
Most sterling silver plates were used as bases to carry porcelain or glass plates, which were the dishes that actually used for the meal. As a result, the centers of sterling silver plates were often left plain, marked only by a monogram or coat of arms.