Gorham Brilliant Cut Glass 9" Bowl with Sterling Rim
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Gorham catalogs either side of the turn of the twentieth century illustrate items similar to this 9" diameter, 3 1/2" piece and identify them as "berry bowls." They have brilliant cut glass bodies with applied sterling silver rims.
This example is model number "D453M" as imprinted on the edge of the rim. Other marks include Gorham's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and a date symbol for 1903. The rim is plain save for a beaded edge where it abuts the glass.
This is a particularly fine example in outstanding condition. The glass is heavy, sharply cut, and starkly clear in color. There are no cracks, flakes, or chips, but close inspection reveals several flea bites. The rim is free of dents, splits, or scuffing.