Vermeil Swan Nef - Silver

Vermeil Swan Nef
Vermeil Swan Nef

Vermeil Swan Nef

A figural vermeil Nef by Durgin-Gorham of Rhode Island, having the shape of a barque with swans on each end. Gilt sterling (.925), American, c. early 20th century.

Of Medieval origins, a nef was originally a piece of tableware in the shape of a boat, used to hold the lord and lady's cutlery, plates, and other important dining utensils. Over the centuries, the nef has been reimagined in many forms for various decorative uses.

Weight: 38 ozt
7.75” h. X 18.5” l. X 5.75” w.

Price: $6,250

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