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Polly

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iconnumber posted 02-14-2015 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chocolate lava cakes, Wood & Hughes compote, Gorham 1880-81 cream pitcher and sugar basket, Whiting bird-ended berry spoon, Gorham Cottage forks, Frontenac knives, and mysterious Gorham pudding/ice cream spoons.

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 02-15-2015 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A belated happy Valentines Day to all. Great table setting - I can almost taste the chocolate.

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 02-15-2015 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Love it.

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ellabee

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Lovely, and warming image for a night of howling, zeroF winds!

Is that red enamel on the inside of the sugar basket? How completely perfect for the occasion, if so!

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 02-19-2015 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the kind words, all!

Ellabee, that's not red enamel, it's raspberries! I'll take a better photo of the sugar and cream set and post it soon.

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Polly

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Here are some daylight photos of the Gorham cream and sugar set, one of my favorites. It's really appealing in a way that's hard to capture with photos. It's heavy and meticulously made, with very well done Japanese-style engraving. The pinched bowl shapes are simple and very pleasing. It feels great in the hands. I like everything about this set.

From above, to show the pinched-circle shapes:

The engraving on the other side of the sugar basket:

The engraving on the other side of the creamer:

The set has the usual Gorham marks, plus the date letters N (on the creamer) and M (on the sugar basket), for 1880 and 1881, along with an inscription--it was a silver wedding anniversary gift.

And as you can see, the interiors are lightly gilded, not enameled.

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Polly

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(And the dessert is Mark Bittman's recipe in the NY Times for Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Molten Lava Cake. I won't annoy Scott by posting a link, but it's easy to find with an Internet search. It's surprisingly easy to make.)

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teasetz

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Those are such charming pieces!

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Polly

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Thank you, teasetz.

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asheland

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Indeed so, Polly, those are superb!
Another thread I missed in the past...

Gorham's Japanesque engraving is superb, and I love the frosted finish!

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Thank you, asheland.

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