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iconnumber posted 03-10-2009 05:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nautilusjv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[26-1816 13-1227]

I recently bought a copy of Carpenter's "Gorham Silver" and in the flatware appendix I noticed the pattern named "Bamboo" c.1882 which I had not seen before. Does anyone know anything about this pattern or does anyone have pieces in this pattern they could share?

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iconnumber posted 03-10-2009 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I seem to remember there being a serving set illustrated in Venable's book and/or in one of the more famous silver collection auction catalogs like the Rapaport collection. That pattern is exceptionally scarce. I believe it was only made in serving pieces; ones I have seen had kind of stylized oyster shell-like bowls.

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iconnumber posted 03-11-2009 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chase33     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a picture in Venable's book on page 126 of a salad set. It doesn't list it as Bamboo but its pretty obvious that what it is.


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iconnumber posted 03-11-2009 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nautilusjv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Paul and Robert for the information. I had assumed that it was a scarce pattern.

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iconnumber posted 03-11-2009 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a book that can be found through Google and that might apply here if Charles H Carpenter hasn't already covered the Gorham information in it: Embracing the East, White Women and American Orientialism By Mari Yoshihara.

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iconnumber posted 04-29-2016 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those are terrific, Scott!

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