Category Archives: silver plate

Playtime Transferware

What fun it is for a little girl to have a tea party with with her friends or her dolls. It was certainly popular in the 1800s and it’s still popular today!  Just search on the internet for “child’s tea party” and all kinds … Continue reading

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Reed & Barton at Britanniaville

When it comes to the manufacture of quality silver plated flatware and hollowware, Reed & Barton is one of the oldest and most respected  companies.  Today, Reed & Barton manufactures sterling and stainless steel items; silver plated goods are a … Continue reading

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Collecting by Design: Henry W. Hirschfeld

People collect sterling and silverplate flatware for different reasons.  Some people are looking for that elusive piece to complete their set.  Others collect particular pieces in a variety of patterns, like sugar shells or salt spoons or whatever.  There are … Continue reading

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Samuel Simpson and Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.

Another interesting character in the silver plate saga is Samuel Simpson. To begin this post let’s start with a reference to an earlier post on Cowles and “Spoonville” and a page from the 1888 book edited by L. P. Brockett called … 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

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Ames, Mead & Smee – The Beginnings of Silverplate in Hartford

Here begins a series of articles on early silver plate production in Hartford, Connecticut. (This blog is a way for me to keep my notes organized) First we must travel a little north to the “Ames Mfg. Co.” at “Cabotville” or “Chicopee” … Continue reading

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J. B. Williams: From Soap to Silver

The back of the little silver plated demitasse spoon was marked “WB 1900”.  That mark was unfamiliar to me and, of course, my research began.  I determined that “WB” stood for Williams Brothers Manufacturing Co.  (UPDATE: This is incorrect. “WB … 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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William A. Jameson and William A. Rogers

Lets start around 1880 at a toy business  on Vesey Street in New York City associated with a James W. Smith and a William A. Rogers. William lives at 158 Dean Street in Brooklyn. In the NY City Directory of 1886 he … Continue reading

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