Buttercup by Gorham

 "Kathryn Greeley"

Today I wanted to share with you my favorite flatware pattern.  It’s Gorham’s Buttercup pattern first introduced in 1899.  I’ve owned this pattern for 40+ years and I’ve never grown tired of it.

"Kathryn Greeley"

Here’s a close-up detail of the beautiful sterling silver design.

I prefer the earlier pieces of Buttercup, circa 1899.  Above is the silver marks you will find on Gorham.  Lion/Anchor/G.

The entire set makes for a beautiful tabletop.

A vintage catalogue page showing Buttercup.

Another vintage catalogue page showing some of the wonderful serving pieces that were produced.

Stay tuned in the coming days for more interesting information on this pattern!

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4 Responses to Buttercup by Gorham

  1. I too love my Buttercup that I have had almost 54 years.
    I picked it out never knowing that it was also my Great Grandfather’s pattern as well as my Great Aunt’s pattern.
    I was surprised recently to find a strange piece in my husband’s family that looks very similar. It is marked with lion,anchor,and maybe G on back with Sterling 1899 and A. Newsalt. He was from Dayton and is the seller I think.
    Pattern has three flowers on top, beading,two flowers,one flower & beading all the way down,one flower at the bowl of the spoon. I have searched and not solved the puzzle yet.
    I thought this might interest you and I wonder if you have ever seen this.

  2. Kathryn says:

    I haven’t seen this Charlotte, but will certainly have a look , or if you have a photo, I would love to see it! I truly have never become tired of my Buttercup!

  3. Heather says:

    I think you are describing “Cambridge” by Gorham.

  4. Kathryn says:

    This is the Buttercup pattern in this post.

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