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Designer, attributed to: George Wilkinson, American, born England, 1819–1894
Manufacturer: Gorham Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1831

Pierced Serving Spoon, “Isis” Pattern

ca. 1871

Parcel-gilt sterling silver

11 in., 96 g (27.9 cm)
Carl R. Kossack, B.S. 1931, M.A. 1933, Fund
Manufactured in Providence, Rhode Island
On view
19th century

Seen at New Haven Antiques Show and subsequently purchased from Roslyn Berlin, 585 Ramapo Road, Teaneck New Jersey 07666 with funds provided by Carl R. Kossack of New Haven.


“Acquisitions 1978,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 37, no. 2 (Summer 1979): 61.

Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 175, no. 183, ill.

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