Thank you in advance to everyone. I have tried to figure this one out myself, but hope this forum can help.
I am trying to date my family’s silverware set. I know it is Gorham silver and is 20th century by its mark. The only question is if I can get close to the date. Most pieces have a Patent date of 1913, and the distinctive marks of the maker are there. The problem is that each piece has an “E” surrounded by a circle before the patent mark (a couple have an “M”). I have found all sorts of info online about other shapes, but these seem certain to be circles and I haven’t found anything about them.
I apologize if this is too much of a newbe question… and hope it is not a waste of time.
Thank you again.