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I don't know what this is called and cannot find any pictures of them.  We have 12 of these. Some are marked patent applied for and others marked patend Jany 1906.  Please tell me what they are and if there is any value to them.  Only have the glass part for 4 of them.  Thank you Chuck Ratliffe


Although I can't tell how big it is, it looks like a sherbet cup/bowl. It's possible that these were made for J. E. Caldwell by some other manufacturer. If that's the case, one often will find the mark of the manufacturer on the pieces.

Sterling/glass sherbet cups have sold recently on eBay in the range of $15 to $25 each. I imagine yours will fall into that category. I do not know how much the value is affected by the missing glass components.

You might scan the actual sales on eBay of similar items to get a better idea.

Best wishes,


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