Category Archives: Etsy

Rockford Silver Plate Company

This silver plated julep strainer has a backstamp of “R.S.P. Co.”  This mark, which I don’t see that often, is a mark used by Rockford Silver Company for their “service ware” line, meaning restaurants, hotels, soda fountains and such.   I … Continue reading

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Four Years: My Etsy Experience

I opened my Etsy shop on November 10, 2010 and it is now time for my annual state of the state message.  Oh, as usual, Etsy has made changes to their website over this past year and, as usual, many … Continue reading

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Some Turn of the Century Cocktail Strainer Patents

I recently came across a silver plated antique cocktail strainer that resembled a Hawthorne-like strainer: It had what I believed to be French hallmarks and had a wire ring that was the same as contained in William Wright’s 1892 patent for … Continue reading

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Three Years: My Experience at Etsy

My Etsy shop opened three years ago today https://www.etsy.com/shop/queenofsienna.  A year ago, to mark my second anniversary, I composed the following post to sum up those first two years: https://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/2-years-and-250-sold-items-my-experience-at-etsy/ While there have been some changes at Etsy over the … Continue reading

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Waiter, would you serve the nuts…

I mean, would you serve the guests the nuts? The dialogue in “The Thin Man” is fast.  The banter between Nick and Nora is priceless.  And some of the quotes from this movie are gems.  This is one of them.  All of … Continue reading

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Edwin Brittin’s Squirrel

I’ve lately become enamored of silver plated nut picks from the late 1800’s…don’t ask me why, maybe I’m nuts.  But there is just something about the relatively diminutive size (usually around 4 and 3/4ths inches long) and amount of detail … Continue reading

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Durham Silver Plate Co.’s Rendition of Joseph Fradley’s “Lily”

I was recently researching a silver plated spoon I had…I wasn’t familiar with the pattern and I wasn’t familiar with the name on  the backstamp “Durham Silver P. Co.” The pattern on my spoon is a lovely aesthetic design which you can … Continue reading

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Persian versus Jewell

I was looking at my Etsy listing for two Persian pattern silver plated nut picks recently and I was reminded that while the patterns of these two nut picks were similar…they were not exactly the same. The pick on the … Continue reading

Posted in Cottage pattern, Etsy, flatware, gorham, Gothic pattern, Jewell pattern, LeRoy White, martini, nut pick, olive pick, ordinary observer, Persian pattern, queenofsienna, Rogers & Bro., silver plate, silver plated, silverplate, Simpson Hall Miller, Victorian bar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holmes, Booth & Haydens 1868 “Roman” Pattern

I have a dinner knife marked “Holmes Booth & Haydens A1”. Research tells me that it is in the “Roman” pattern. Research also tells me that this pattern dates to the mid 1880s. Being familiar with earlier Holmes Booth & … Continue reading

Posted in bar strainer, cocktail strainer, Corinth Pattern, Corona Pattern, Etsy, etsy vintage, flatware, HB&H, Henry Hayden, Hiram Hayden, Holmes Booth & Haydens, India Pattern, Japanese Pattern, julep strainer, Roman Pattern, silver plated, silverplate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Victorian Bar

Fascinated as I am by the myriad of patterns and multiple numbers of shapes and uses of late 18th Century flatware and holloware, I recently found myself pouring through “The Meriden Britannia Silver Plate-Treasury, The Complete Catalog of 1886-87, With 3200 … Continue reading

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