Monthly Archives: September 2012

19th Century Transferware and Complementary Silver Plated Flat Ware

The transferware patterns of the the late 19th Century were many and varied.  A good number had an aesthetic theme, including naturalesque landscapes, Japanese motifs, quilted collages, simple rectangle or scrolled cartouches with varied architectural elements.  The potters produced a decorative earthenware … Continue reading

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Searching for Bliss

I picked up the old brown leather bound book.  Its title was “Beyond Good and Evil” and the author was Friedrick Nietzsche.  The book had first been published back in 1886 and certainly was a classic.  The condition appeared to … Continue reading

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Raphael and the Art Silver Company

I spend a great deal of time researching items for listing on my Etsy shop (as you most likely know if you’ve read some of my other posts).  This time I was researching a silverplate fork and knife both marked … Continue reading

Posted in Alfred David Lenz, Art Silver Co., Art Silver Company, currier & ives, Etsy, hibbard spencer bartlett, little angel, little cherub, Raphael, silver, silverplate, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Smiths of Bridgeport

It all started with research on a demitasse spoon….  It had a marvelous scarab design and the only mark on the back was an “O” in a diamond shape.  It turned out that the pattern was named “Antique Egyptian” and … Continue reading

Posted in Bridgeport CT, Cafe de l'Opera, D. H. McConnell, David H. McConnell, E.H.H. Smith Silver Co, George P. Ittig, holmes & edwards, queenofsienna, rialto, Sidney Smith, silver, silverplate, Smith Silver Co., so. am. silver solid, south american silver solid, Uncategorized, waldo, Whitehall Club, Wm. Rogers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments