I need help dating this Gorham fork. It has a right facing lion passant, an anchor, a Gothic “G”, “STERLING” underneath, and an “M” inside a diamond. I am guessing that the “M” inside the diamond indicates a manufacture date of 1880. Is that correct?
Also, what can you tell me of the design? It appears to be a boar on top of the shoulders of a bearded man.
Thanks for your help.