I like old things; can’t help it.   Why buy a new pitcher when you can buy a beautiful 130 year old aesthetic transferware pitcher?  Do you know what I mean?  New wall to wall carpeting does nothing for me, but an antique Sarouk…ahh!

I have bought and sold antiques for many years now and sell on line as “queenofsienna” on both eBay and Etsy.

I am a proud member of the Etsy Vintage Team and my Etsy shop can be found at:


13 Responses to About

  1. Tricornes says:

    Your blog is one of the most interesting and well-researched I’ve ever read, I came here looking for info on Rogers Bros Princess Pattern and now plan to spend a lot of time here looking at patterns and reading your fascinating posts. Thanks very much!

    • queenofsienna says:

      Why thank you very much! I don’t think I have anything about Roger Bros. Princess pattern mentioned in my posts…but it is a great old design, that’s for sure!

  2. Beth says:

    Dear Queenofsienna, do you ever help people identify their flatware from photos and info off the backs? Just by looking at your blog posts, I have identified two of some 13 family items we came across recently, so THANK YOU! I will continue my research on the others, but you obviously know a tremendous amount about this subject. I looked at your etsy descriptions as well. We are not trying to sell these items, just learn more about them.

  3. Tom Forsell says:

    I don’t know how to contact you, but, I have written to you before. I have a large collection of Crown (mostly 1847 Rogers). Currently, I am well along on a large collection of Harvard II. I think I like the Harvard II even more than I like the Crown. Maybe because it is so difficult to collect; that makes it a challenge to me. Also, because it is so beautiful. However, I am writing because I got a fancy serving spoon today, in the Harvard II pattern (won on Ebay), that is backstamped “Giles and Bro.” Most of my other pieces are marked Derby and some are marked “William Rogers and Bro.” One of the pieces is marked H. White metal and that is what I wrote to ask you about last time. I really appreciated the information you gave me on that subject. Are you familiar with the Giles & Bro backstamp? This has my curiosity peaked. Any information you have would be greatly appreciated.


    • queenofsienna says:

      Hi, the Giles mark was a backstamp used by Derby. I mention it in my post “Edwin Brittin’s Squirrel”. Best wishes…

  4. Tom Forsell says:

    Thank you for your response. I will look at the topic you mention.
    Really love your blog. You do such incredible research.

  5. Nickduggan says:

    Great site , I am starting to sell framed Sheffield cutlery with the history of firm,makers mark,old adverts etc will definitely look at ETSY

  6. My archaeological crew found a spoon on the Battle of Nauvoo site dated 1846. If you could decipher, I would appreciate. It appears to begin with “210…”
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  7. csshap says:

    Hi! Just came across your blog and I love it. I found a soon the other night by the river and was hoping you could maybe help me identify it. Thanks!

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