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Bowl, Giftware Pattern

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Silver gilt and enamel
DATES 1959
DIMENSIONS 6 x 10 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. (15.2 x 26.7 x 21.9 cm)
MARKINGS Stamped on bottom: "[in script] Gorham / [in block lettering] GIFTWARE / L663"; Oval sticker attached to inside of foot, black lettering on tan ground: "[at left half of sticker] G [at right half of sticker] GORHAM / GIFTWARE / [line separating above from following] / New lacquer finish prevents / tarnish and discoloration. / Do not use polish."
CREDIT LINE Gift of Jewel Stern
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Footed bowl with blue enameled interior and gold plated exterior. Oblong bowl flares gently upwards to the rim from its narrowest point where it meets the foot. Rim highest at one end, approximately 6 inches, curving down on each side to lowest points of approximately 4.25 inches and then curves up to a less high opposite end, approximately 5.5 inches. At join of foot and bowl a line of silver-gray metal can be seen. Foot a truncated cone about 1.25 inches high. Condition: Very good; normal wear, one significant scratch to exterior, two points on rim where gold plating has been worn away.
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