Category Archives: silver plated

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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Pteridomania: Fern Fever

I intended to write a short but sweet post on the “fern dish” which was very popular in the United States from the 1890’s into the first few decades of the twentieth century.  But then, being the research nut that … Continue reading

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The Early Spoon Design Patents – It Would Be An Interesting Collection

My last blog post looked quickly at electro plating in America during the late 1830’s.  While searching the patent office I noticed that out of the first 150 there are 7 spoon design patents. I thought these might be interesting to collect, … Continue reading

Posted in Black & Company, early spoon patents, John C. Moore, Michael Gibney, Nathaniel Hayden, silver plate, silver plate manufacturer, silver plated, silverplate, Tompkins & Black, William Gale | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

The Search for Spoonville

I was doing research on The Hartford Manufacturing Company (for a separate post on silverplate manufacturers of Hartford, CT) and came across a brief mention of E.W. Sperry in the 1856 book “Leading Pursuits and Leading Men:  A Treatise on … Continue reading

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Meriden Britannia’s Late 19th Century Advertising Campaign

During research it seems I was always coming across Meriden Britannia ads in many different publications from the late 1800s.   Following is a few of those ads and information on the publications from which they came. 1. No. 1  Assyrian coffee spoon, one … 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

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