How To Date Gorham Sterling Silver America, Gorham is one of the most oldest and loved manufacturers of sterling silver and its history goes back all the way to its beginnings as a tiny silversmith's shop in an area known as Providence located in Rhode island way back in the early 1800's up to date.
The history of the Gorham sterling silver manufacturing company can be traced by using the hallmarks on the sterling silver that they produced.
AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS GORHAM HOLMES & EDWARDS HOTCHKISS & SCHREUDER INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO KIRK STIEFF LUNT SILVERSMITHS MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO REED & BARTON ROGERS SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW TIFFANY & CO TOWLE WALLACE AMERICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS Aa / Am An / Az Ba / Bh Bi / Bz Ca / Cn Co / Cz Da / Dt Du / Dz E Fa / Fn Fo / Fz Ga / Gh Gi / Gz Ha / Hh Hi / Hz I-J K La / Lh Li / Lz M N O P - Q Ra / Rn Ro / Rz Sa / Sh Si / Sz T - U - V Wa / WG Wh / Wz X - Y - Z This is a page of 'The What is?
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All the hallmarks developed by the company have a special meaning and knowing the meaning of all the hallmarks will help you how old or rare a piece of Gorham silver is.