Sadly, replacements is usually my 1st stop but no help in this case
I had originally hoped it might be Maryland, patented in 1896, but I was unable to find a single example of the pattern in a hollowware piece. Don’t even know if Gorham made Maryland hollowware.
The confusion on the marks is not the lion, anchor, G - The “experts” seem to agree that by 1868 when Gorham went to the sterling standard & started dating their hollowware, the lion passant always faced right. All the references I could find indicate that the left facing lion is pre Civil War or perhaps until 1868.
What’s a poor ole country boy to do when he can’t match the pattern & see’s a left facing lion, a sterling stamp & a date marks that seems to be 1896?