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Set of 9 desert/sherbet cups. Bases have Fisher Sterling…

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Set of 9 desert/sherbet cups . Bases have Fisher Sterling trademark and "512." Above the "512" is an extremely faint scratch-like marking which appears to be "w \." Threaded etched glass liners screw into each base to complete the cups. What can you tell me about these things?

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I inherited them from mother. I don't know where she got them or how old there are.

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Fisher Silversmiths, Inc.
operated in Jersey City, NJ and New York, NY from 1936 to 1970.

This is a set of nine sterling silver sherbet cups in pattern 512 (no formal pattern name)

made in the 1940's with a value of $400 for the set. About 10% less if there is a monogram on the pieces.

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