help with manufacturer and year?

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isidor
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help with manufacturer and year?

Postby isidor » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:32 pm

Hello,
Can somebody pleas tell me any details about this object, which my father left us?
It is champagne bottle holder.
He passed away 1984, and i saw it in his home years before.
I also know that he loved to buy expensive objects.
Thanks.
Why i cannot add a picture?

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Re: help with manufacturer and year?

Postby silvermakersmarks » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:52 pm

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Re: help with manufacturer and year?

Postby isidor » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:42 pm

Thanks for your answer.
I hope i'll succeed now

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Re: help with manufacturer and year?

Postby silverly » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:39 pm

That is the Gorham trademark. There are examples of your item on google images. It is great looking.

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Re: help with manufacturer and year?

Postby isidor » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:15 am

Thanks for your answer.
I "googled" images now, and found 2 other items exactly like mine,
and learned that mine misses the small chain to hold the 2 parts...
Do you know what is the meaning of "A3150" ?
and why the lion "looks to the right" ?
can we know what is "production period" ?

Thank you for every answer.

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Re: help with manufacturer and year?

Postby dragonflywink » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:54 am

Hi ~ welcome to the forums.

The 'A' prefix on the production code was used from 1898 until the early 1930s, which fits with the style of the Gorham trademark (the orientation of the lion is correct and typical) - lacks a date code, but would guess your piece was produced fairly early in the dating window mentioned...

http://www.925-1000.com/Gorham_Date_Code.html

~Cheryl


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