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patrittenmeyer

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iconnumber posted 01-28-2001 11:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for patrittenmeyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good Evening,
I'm researching a serving piece I believe to be a Vegetable Fork. It has a bowl like a Salad Serving Spoon and 6 short flared tines. The item is 8 5/8" long and the bowl is 2 7/8" wide. Am I correct that it's a vegetable fork? I found one similar in Turner's book, page 201, however, this one is not pierced.

Secondly, I've been unable to locate the pattern. I've search Gorham Silver, Noel Turner's Book, Jewelers' Circular, and The Book of Silver Flatware.

The fork is marked with an anchor, GORHAM and PAT. 94.

Thank you.

Pat Rittenmeyer

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 01-29-2001 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi. It sounds like a vegetable fork. Did you look in the sterling or silverplate pattern ID section of Turner? The piece is silverplated--just the Gorham anchor means it's electroplated. If it was silver from 1894, it would have STERLING and Gorham's (lion) (anchor) G mark too.

Hope this helps.

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patrittenmeyer

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iconnumber posted 01-29-2001 03:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for patrittenmeyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for pointing out the vegetable fork is silverplate. In my haste, I failed to realize it. I found the pattern in Turner's book under silverplate.

Thanks again for your assistance.

Pat

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