And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made.She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: -by grace through faith Read more…An unusual Edwardian antique silver sauce or gravy boat, in Modernist style, at first glance it looks out of style with it's age.The sauce boat is a beautiful shape, tear drop with long elegant spout (pours very well), and 3 horn shaped legs, and a very stylish handle, with angular top and curved base.Gorham medallion pattern was designed by George Wilkinson in 1864, it is a multi-motif pattern, with 4 different medallion options.Medallion pattern proved popular, it was copied by numerous other firms, but the original Gorham items are most collectable today.The handle works well, practical as well as stunning, the angular top fits well with the thumb for easy pouring.This design would have been leading edge when it was produced.
All 18 have an engraved family crest, a raised lion facing right between 2 horns.So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you.Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery.Edward Barrett worked between 16, a number of his spoons have survived.He was freed in 1702 and elected Warden in 1722, so he was a prestigious silversmith (Collecting Irish Silver by Douglas Bennett, page 139).The 3 hallmarks are clear, makers mark EB in oval punch (slight wear to B, looks more like EE), date letter gothic K for 1729, and crowned harp, with slight wear but clearly discernable.This spoon predates the Irish Hibernia mark which was introduced in 1731.The hallmarks are excellent, very clearly struck, so there can be no doubt about the age.Lee and Wigfull worked between 18, Henry Wigfull was the driver of the business, he employed over 100 people in 1880, and won awards at the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1881.The spoon has a deep frontal rib running halfway down the handle, with a strong turn-up, and the traditional rat-tail used before 1730.The spoon has original engraved family crest on the back of the spoon (spoons were placed face down at this period), the crest featured a raised arm in armour holding a cross (slight wear to the cross).