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xanthus6

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posted 03-24-2006 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for xanthus6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a tea and coffee service marked Gorham 0670. Can anyone inform me as to the name of the pattern and the time frame in which it was manufactured? Thank you

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Dale

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posted 03-24-2006 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Usually holloware does not have a pattern name. At least not a consistent one used for long periods of time. IMHO, holloware is produced in certain shapes (round, oval, square, melon, etc.)which are made for generations. What does vary is the applied and engraved decoration. Which is why we need to see a picture before we can start on a date. There are some Gorham pieces that look to have been made for a 150 years: only the final style and presentation let us get a date for it.

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carlaz

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posted 03-25-2006 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carlaz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree with Dale on the identification of this set. A fair amount of older Gorham hollowware is not a pattern. This number does not correspond with any holloware patterns that I am aware of. If you could post a photo or atleast what the backstamp information is, that would be most helpful. Also, is there an 'symbol' on the bottom of the piece? This might indicate the age.

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xanthus6

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posted 03-25-2006 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for xanthus6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With regard to the tea and coffee service, it appears, in design, to be of a Louis XVI or Empires style. The other decoration is a border of stylized acanthus leaves on each piece. The handles for the coffee and tea pots have ivory inserts for insulation, and the interiors of the creamer, sugar and waste bowls, has a gold wash. The pieces are stamped with an anchor, "Gorham Co.", "0670", and "0".

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Paul Lemieux

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posted 04-03-2006 07:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The "O" may be the 1882 date mark.

The "0" at the beginning of the model number "0670" means the item is electroplated.

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Dale

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posted 04-03-2006 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sometimes what really places a piece into a time period is the arrangement at the base. But sometimes it doesn't. Pots with 4 feet are likely to be Victorian. Those with a pedestal or flat bottom are likely to be pre- or post- Victorian. Could you show some pictures? This sounds like an interesting tea set, and would like to know more about it.

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