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Any thoughts on this sterling Gorham bowl?


#1

This Gorham sterling bowl is 6 inches in diameter by 1.25 inches high. It weighs just over 4 ounces. It is marked on the bottom. I realize the mark indicates that the bowl is 20th century. Does anyone have any thoughts as to a more specific date of manufacture? Any thoughts on value? Thank you.


#2

Hello Kelly -

Your bowl is lovely, it could be early 20th century or late 19th. Is there an additional symbol on the bottom of the bowl? Gorham holloware usually had a date code stamped along with the other markings. Depending on the date, the additional symbol could either be a lone letter or a small design.

If there is a date mark, please post a picture and I’ll try to give you more information.


Lisa


#3

Thank you for your reply nutmegr. There is a small bell mark on the bowl as well which if I’m correct is the Gorham date letter for 1900. I’d still be interested in anyone’s thoughts on valuation. Thanks.


#4

Hello Kelly -

Your bowl would likely be valued in the $75 -$100 range. That is more than most bowls of this type, but yours is of good weight and with an interesting and less common design.


Lisa


#5

Hi Lisa,
Thank you for your thoughts on the bowl. I am happy to know that I acquired it at a good price. It really is quite sweet.
Thanks again, Kelly