BUTTERCUP by GORHAM
Buttercup by Gorham Manufacturing Company, Providence, Rhode Island, patented 1899, is a romantic design of delicately-carved flowers in intricate detail. Intricately carved floral motifs carefully arranged along the handle and by the neck of this fanciful pattern are balanced by a slender central panel edged with delicate borders. Introduced in 1899, the graceful clusters of buttercups adorning each piece are reminiscent of hand-sewn Venetian lace and bring to mind the romance of nuptials. This sentimental pattern is equally at home in casual and formal settings, and will enhance everyday dining as well as add a festive touch to special occasions.