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iconnumber posted 04-13-2005 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ladybear     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I have a 5 inch diameter by 2 5/8" high with a 2 13/16" fluted base that I am trying to find the history of. The marking on the inside of the base is: Gorham (in script) as the first line; E and P with a hanging-type flag that has a point at the bottom and an anchor inside the flag; this anchor and flag separates the E and P, as the second line; YC778 is the last line of the marking.

I would appreciate any information I can obtain about the bowl.

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iconnumber posted 04-13-2005 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a sketch of the marks

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iconnumber posted 04-14-2005 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The EP mark indicates that the bowl is silverplate. I believe the script form of Gorham is a modern version, perhaps 1960s on. The YC778 indicates the design or pattern of the piece.

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