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eadenmapa
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iconnumber posted 09-21-2003 10:56 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't do silver tableware very well, but I just picked up two little stemmed Gorham bowls.

They have a square base 1 3/8" across, center stem, and an almost perfectly hemispheric bowl 2" inside diameter and approximately 1" deep. My wife says they're egg cups, but I think they're too big for that.

Besides the Gorham hallmarks, there is a designation "A2021".

Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Anuh

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iconnumber posted 09-21-2003 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Anuh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At 2", I don't see how they could be anything else. Have you tried searching the forum. There is also an entire folder devoted to Gorham, and you might find information there.

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iconnumber posted 09-21-2003 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Between course sorbet cups or so they were used at a fancy dinner I attended last year.

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 09-21-2003 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How tall are the pieces? Could they be salt cellars?

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eadenmapa
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iconnumber posted 09-21-2003 04:50 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are 1 5/8" tall, but if salts they'd have to be masters, wouldn't they, with a 2" diameter by 1" deep bowl? Sorbet sounds about right. I'll see if I can find the Gorham folder for the pattern. Thanks!

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iconnumber posted 09-21-2003 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Suspect these are master salt cellars, based on the dimensions you have given. I think that egg dishes would have a narrower, deeper bowl, and would stand higher, and that sorbet dishes would have a wider, deeper bowl.

I don't know if the Gorham Forum has anything pertaining to these pieces, but perhaps somebody with the Gorham catalog CD-ROM set handy can idendify them. I have mislaid my copy, so I can't look at the moment.

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