Featured Gorham Pattern Help Please

Discussion in 'Silver' started by Marie Forjan, Nov 4, 2023.

  1. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    I have this piece, I researched "Gorham A4068" and I get a few hits for "Sterling Silver Gorham Deco Wine Coaster".

    For example: https://antiquecupboard.net/product...ver-wine-coaster-a4068-1-x-5-1-4-2-7-ozt-7235

    When I try to confirm the pattern name is Deco I get a slew of Gorham patterns in Art Deco style.

    Can anyone confirm it is a wine coaster and that the pattern name is Deco? It measures 5-1/4" wide, the bottom measures 3" wide, it is 3/4" tall.

    Thank you!!!!!!!!

    GorhamWineCoasterTop.jpg GorhamWineCoasterBack.jpg GorhamWineCoasterMrk.jpg
  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Cupboard has a 1-800 number........ why not call them free, and ask?
  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Pattern has no name, deco being a description of style.
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  4. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Your item and the reference are a dead match, so yes yours is a wine bottle coaster.
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  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I'd be surprised. That's not Art Deco in style.

  6. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    I know, that's why I am wondering about it. The above link shows:

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  7. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Whoever wrote that was mistaken whether they thought it was a "name" or a "style."
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    looks more like art nouveau
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  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Ditto. Many sellers don't know the difference between Art Nouveau and Art Deco.:rolleyes:
  10. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Boy, do I know it!
  11. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Eh, they're nice folks, have bought from them in the past, but not always reliable in their info - lost some respect after running across a set of fairly dreadful known recast salad servers, only marked 'Sterling', but they IDed as by a prominent maker, even though they also had a genuine set in that pattern. Let them know, and received a politely patronizing response that they 'would look into it', been quite a while, but still remains in their inventory, still presented as genuine and still high-priced...

    That said, would also describe as Art Nouveau rather 'Deco', and can't really see this as a wine coaster, the size of the interior is a bit small (3.25" diameter is about the minimum for a wine coaster, around 4" to 5.5" more typical) and the curved sides atypical, it's more likely a bonbon dish, pin tray, or even underplate - would expect straight sides along the lines of this earlier Gorham wine coaster:


    Would question the 'wine coaster' IDs of several that Antique Cupboard shows - as example, this Kirk & Son #407A 'wine coaster', which is clearly a dish/bowl and appears in the maker's catalog as a 'Candy or Nut Dish':


    Last edited: Nov 5, 2023
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  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    for a small piece it's wonderfully expressive !!!:happy:
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  13. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Wine coasters sell for good money. Nut dishes not so much. Becomes a convenient mistake at that point eh?
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  14. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Very informative, Cheryl -- as usual!
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