Gorham mixed metals cake stand with dragonfly

Museum Quality Gorham Mixed Metals and Sterling Silver Hammered Plate

A massive antique sterling and mixed metals Gorham compote with applied leaves and fruit, a copper branch edge and applied dragon fly. The leaves have worm holes pierced giving the piece a naturalistic quality. Hammered surface, never monogrammed. Dated 1881. Diameter: 12 1/4". Wt: 39.5 oz

A similar plate was sold at the Christies sale of Sam Wagstaff in October 1989