This is a fabulous set of eight bakelite and sterling silver sorbert cups made by Wallace Silversmiths of Wallingford, CT. These cups were made circa 1930. The base to each cup is a disc of dark cranberry red bakelite with a smaller disc of black bakelite on top of it.
The dark cranberry red bakelite disc is approximately two inches in diameter. The black bakelite disc is about one quarter inch smaller. The cups stand approximately two inches tall and are about two and five eighths inches in diameter.
The cups are marked as seen in the photograph with the old Wallace "R W stag's head & S" logo, the word "STERLING", the number "3707" and finally the word "WALLACE".
It had been suggested that these cups could also be used a sherry cups, but I am not too sure how comfortable the rim would be to drink out of.
The set is in very good vintage condition and the cups are not monogrammed. There are no chips in the bakelite.
Wallace Sterling Silver and Bakelite Art Deco Sorbert Cups set of 8