Thx Nora. I am afraid I cannot find any other marks...nor can I easily (20min."search) find Gotham pat. Numbers.I think I see an L then maybe an SS and a bird mark(rooster or flying bird??), but more likely L864. L is for Ladle perhaps. Or it could be 1864.
Why would G. Gold wash a bowl if it was not sterling and why the extra"lip".Hope you had a nice time at the festivities.....I trust the mark dates after 1852.
Here is a link to the ladle with a figure on e Bay i see no sterling mark,or Gorham mark but the handle is partially squared? http://www.ebay.com/itm/130723579815?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
No problem with the blue Chinese Figure vase
Hi Nora, We are going away for a few days ... you have given me a boatload of info to research.
I agree the first thing is to find out what the metals are. We live an hour away from civilization so that may take some time.
In the meantime I will try to up load a set of French desserts spoons for your adicve. I think they are lovely