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Old Gorham Sterling Silver flatware, 1847. Please advise how

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Old Gorham Sterling Silver flatware, 1847. Please advise how to tell for sure when mfgd. I think silversmith was Jabez Gorham.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Robert S. replied 10 months ago.

Hi! My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help with this.

Could you attach photos and a clear one of the mark.

Many thanks,
Robert.

PS. Once you have the photos in your computer, it's a simple matter to attach them. Just click on the paperclip icon, located above the text box where you are typing to me. If there's no paperclip, click on the "Add files" tab.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I am having difficulty photoing. I do not have a lens that will zoom in. I am still trying. I can clearly see an anchor. Does that help?
Expert:  Robert S. replied 10 months ago.

The anchor does help, although the shape changed over the years so it would be good to see which anchor it is.

I sympathize with getting close-ups of marks, it can be daunting. However, if you take a nice sharp photo from a distance where everything is in focus, I can do the zooming and enlarging this end.

Hope this makes sense.

Robert