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lucyscap

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iconnumber posted 02-06-2005 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucyscap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi:
Can anyone shed some light on this mark?
Is it Gorham silver or plate?? Thanks!


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Dale

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iconnumber posted 02-07-2005 12:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a piece of silverplate which the EP indicates. Additionally, the name Gorham spelled out with an anchor in shield is the standard old silverplate mark of the company. The Biltmore is the hotel that used this piece. Could you tell us what the mark is on and what it looks like, maybe even a picture, which would greatly assist us in dating the item.

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lucyscap

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iconnumber posted 02-07-2005 12:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucyscap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi:
Would the 1913 listed under The Biltmore indicate the date?
This is a handled serving dish with an insert bowl--they both have the same mark.
The handles have a raised "B' on them.
Thanks!

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lucyscap

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iconnumber posted 02-08-2005 01:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucyscap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
P.S. So...the "G.M.Co" does indeed represent Gorham???

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Dale

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iconnumber posted 02-08-2005 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 1913 probably indicates a stock or inventory number. Commercial wares, like for hotels and restaurants, are made over very long periods of time, so no date can be assigned them. There is railroad silver that was made for over 50 years. Silverplate designs that prove popular can be made for over 100 years.

The GMCo would be: Gorham Manufacturing Co.

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lucyscap

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iconnumber posted 02-08-2005 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucyscap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a photo of my Biltmore item---albeit in desparate need of a polish!
Bottom dish measures 13" across handles, insert bowl is 9.5" in diameter. Some type of serving piece???
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Dale

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iconnumber posted 02-09-2005 01:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like it should be filled with ice. And then have butter pats or shrimp on top. Nice item, it may have had a lid at one time.

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lucyscap

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iconnumber posted 02-09-2005 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucyscap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting! Thanks for the heads up on purpose....any ideas on age?
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