Old Gorham Co Victorian Sterling Silver Goldwashed Salad Servers Chantilly 1895
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Old Gorham Co Victorian Sterling Silver Goldwashed Salad Servers Chantilly 1895 :
Look at this stunning hard to find 8 3/4"(22.2 cm.)Lsterling silver goldwashed set of salad serving fork and spoon fashioned byGorham Co.of Providence, RI.in the Victorian patternChantillycreated in1895. This refined piece is invery good vintage condition, commensurate with its ageand light usage, and it bearsan Old English monogram D.(see provenance below.) Wowing the eye, and the scales at139gr.,this piece will not disappoint! Start the new bride with this classic and coveted pattern from those you can trust in American tableware!
Provenance:This item was collected by Peter Denisevich during his two year stint as a post war assistant military attaché in Moscow. Mr. Denisevich served 21 years in the US Army. During WWII he served in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany as Lieutenant Colonel and Brigade Commander of the 104th Infantry. In 1945, he was sent to the US embassy in Moscow, USSR, serving as Assistant Military Attaché, where he and his wife Rose met and were married. As an observer-interpreter fluent in Russian, Peter obtained and analyzed information on Soviet military and industrial capabilities, as well as the changing social structure, reporting this information to Washington D. C.
He returned to the states in 1947, where he served with the CIA as Chief Economic Analyst in the USSR branch coordinating research and analysis on Soviet economic capabilities, providing advisories to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the National Security Council, and President Truman. Over the years he returned to Europe for several CIA projects including the formation of a defector inducement program and expanding the program to analyze Soviet capability. Agin in the states in 1953, Peter taught Russian at the US Military Academy at West Point and later served as Dean of Students at the Army Intelligence School at Ft. Hollabird, Md.