A.D. Norton and Gorham silver spoons (5) - USA
this set of five fiddle thread silver spoons are marked A.D. Norton, STERLING and the ancient Gorham hallmark. They have monogram EMZ
These spoons are published in the Silver Lining of May/June 2006 edition of SILVER MAGAZINE and receive this reply on July/August edition:
There are two different types of marks pictured on the fiddle- end teaspoon submitted by reader Giorgio
Busetto. The retailer for the spoon was the firm of A. D. Norton and is represented as an incuse mark.
The manufacturer of the spoon was the Gorham Company, and is represented by their manufacturer’s mark.
The Gorham mark pictured on the spoon, with the lion facing right, was not in use until after 1865
(Rainwater and Redfield’s Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers), long after the Goshen, Connecticut
silversmith A. D. Norton was active. So additional research needs to be done to determine where the retail
location( s) for the A. D. Norton firm were. An excellent reference source is the book Manufacturers’ Marks
on American Coin Silver by John R. McGrew, Argyros Publications, Hanover, Pennsylvania, 2004.
The spoons measures 5 3/4 in. (cm. 14) and were bought by an US dealer through the Internet.
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