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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Appraisals
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs. Best of City Two Years.Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum
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I bought a silver serving dish with glass bowl fitted inside

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I bought a silver serving dish with glass bowl fitted inside serving dish. Dish has on the bottom Gorham E with a ship anchor enclosed symbol P YH 307. The glass dish, which may or may not be original to silver dish, has made in U.S.A. GLASS OVENWARE on the bottom.
I paid $5 for it. What is it worth?
Is the glass dish original to the serving dish?
Lindy Stumpff
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appraisals
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The serving dish is about plate size circumference, has no legs but has handles and top. Stands about 8-10 inches tall.
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.
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You have a casserole server with fitted oven proof glass casserole bowl for cooking the food.
The food is first cooked in the oven proof bowl then placed in the Gorham plated silver server with lid.
These were very popular in the 50s-70s. Some still use them today for more formal entertaining. They can be very useful.
The style of the plated silver server is the identified by the factory numbers/letters on the bottom.
My research and experience indicates that your casserole set has a current vintage store value of $45-55 assuming good condition.
A private seller to a dealer can expect 40-60% of retail value.
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Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Hi there!
I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help?
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