Category Archives: flatware

One Fiddle Too Many

In some prior posts I have written about aesthetic flatware patterns and have attempted to identify a good amount of them.  Although I have written individual posts about some of the earlier flatware designs, I did not attempt to broadly … Continue reading

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The Hartford Manufacturing Company

Hartford Manufacturing Company is a bit of an enigma.  In some popular and well respected books on the subject of American silverplate it is barely mentioned if, in fact, mentioned at all.  And trying to find any history relating to … Continue reading

Posted in Ashmead Hurlburt, Civil War, Cowles Manufacturing, Cowles Mfg., E W Sperry, Egbert Sperry, flatware, Hartford Manufacturing Co., Hartford Mfg. Co., ironclad gunboat, J. M. Ney, LeRoy White, Olive Pattern, Rogers & Bro., Rogers Bros., Rogers Brothers, silver plate, silver plate manufacturer, silverplate, silverplate manufacturers, Simeon S. Rogers, USS Cairo, Wm. B. Johnson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Silver Plated Ware Manufacturers Late 19th Century / Early 20th Century

Following are lists of manufacturers of silver plated ware that were taken from various publications from the late 19th Century and early 20th Century.  The publication name, date and page number is indicated at the beginning of each of the … Continue reading

Posted in antique, antiques, Early 1900's, Early 20th Century, flatware, Late 1800's, Late 19th Century, queenofsienna, silver plate, silver plate manufacturer, silverplate, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Youth’s Companion Premiums: 1847 Rogers Silver

Browsing through the October 21, 1897 issue (Vol. 71, No. 42) of the Youth’s Companion publication, I was taken by the vast selection of premiums offered.  There were optical goods, artists materials, cutlery, cameras, electrical apparatus, all kinds of boxes … Continue reading

Posted in 1847 Rogers, Alpine, Colonade, Columbia, Daisy, Embossed, Etsy, etsy vintage, flatware, fruit knife, Lily of the Valley, Lotus, Meriden Britannia, Moline, Noel Turner, nut pick, Pearl, premiums, Primrose, queenofsienna, Romanesque, silver, silver plate, silverplate, Uncategorized, Vesta, Windsor, Youths Companion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in A F & Co., aesthetic, Alvin Mfg, asymetrical collage, Breton, Brownhills Pottery, Burgess & Leigh, Burroughs & Mountford, Conn. S. P. Co., Elsmore & Forster, Essex, Etsy, flatware, Floris Ligna, Foley, Garfield, Hill Pottery, Hizen, holmes & edwards, Hope & Carter, L. Boardman, Moss Fibre, Narcissus, Oxford Silver Plate, Oxford Silver Plate Co, Pairpoint, Parisian Granite Ironstone, queenofsienna, rialto, Rogers & Bro., Rustic, silverplate, Simpson Hall Miller, transferware, Trenton Potteries, Uncategorized, waldo, WaldoHE, Wallis Gimson, Willets, Willets Pottery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

David H. McConnell: Beyond Avon

In researching items for my Etsy shop, I’ve discovered individuals who are truly inspiring.  Two earlier posts to this blog discussed two such men, Dr. Leonard Waldo and Mr. John Bowman.  Now I turn to David H. McConnell…. If the … Continue reading

Posted in aluminum bronze, Avon Products, California Perfume Company, Columbian gold, Columbian silver, D H Mc C & Co, D. H. McConnell, David H. McConnell, Etsy, flatware, gold aluminum, holmes & edwards, Mecca Oil, Nevada Gold Metal, rialto, silver, silverplate, so. am. silver solid, south american silver solid, Uncategorized, Union Publishing, Upson & Hart | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

I’m In Love With Jack….

I’ve had several silverplate items that are hotel, commercial and / or restuarant related…and the research has been quite interesting and inspiring.  One of those inspiring items was a silverplate fork manufactured by Gorham in the Biltmore pattern…it lead me to … Continue reading

Posted in Biltmore, etsy vintage, flatware, gorham, Gustave Baumann, Jack Bowman, john bowman, queenofsienna, silver, silverplate | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Eating of the Orange…

I was recently browsing through the December 12, 1894 issue of “The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review” and came across an article entitled “The Eating of the Orange…Dainty Devices for the Proper Eating of this Delicious and Seasonable Fruit”.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Alvin Mfg, antiques, Etsy, etsy vintage, flatware, holmes & edwards, orange spoon, queenofsienna, Rogers & Bro., silver, silver plate, silverplate, souvenir spoon, sterling, Sunkist, W H Glenny, Wm B Durgin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments