RH97474 Gorham Centerpiece Compote Bowl with Fox and Vines
A pristine antique sterling silver boat shaped centerpiece bowl with silver gilt cast applied fox on cast applied vines and grapes. The theme most likely based on Aesop's Fables having the fox eye the bunch of grapes just out of reach. The workmanship by Gorham is extremely fine and intricate and the interior is gold washed. Marked with the Gorham logo on the base and the retailed George Sheve & Co. The base has the date letter of 1870.