Rare American Sterling Crumb Knife in the Aesthetic Movement “Hizen” Pattern by Gorham
This rare pattern has been featured recently in Silver magazine. The Japanesque taste was very important in developing this pattern. The front of the stem is decorated with a large catfish, several smaller fishes, a swirling wave and seaweed pattern. The back stem is decorated with an applied crab. The blade has an ornately engraved bird resting on a curving branch.
The crumb knife measures 12 5/8 inches and is marked with the Gorham logo marks and “STERLING” on the back of the stem. Condition is excellent.