Category Archives: silver

Some 19th Century Flatware Patterns

As I’ve researched flatware patterns over the years, I’ve compiled information which I wanted easy access to…thus this post.  I hope it helps you as it has helped (and will continue to help) me.  I’ll be updating it periodically. Following … Continue reading

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Luther Boardman and Son

L. Boardman & Son Works at East Haddam, CT, circa 1872: It is rare to find flatware manufactured by L. Boardman & Son on the market today.  They produced quality merchandise and were early (1840) Connecticut River Valley manufacturers. The following … Continue reading

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It Serves You Right….Design Patents Late 19th Century Flatware

Lately I’ve been intrigued by the process of manufacturing table flat ware from design to production.  Why, you ask, would anyone be intrigued by flatware manufacturing?  Well let me tell you…. I’ve been researching two different flatware manufacturers and patterns … Continue reading

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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

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Raphael and the Art Silver Company

I spend a great deal of time researching items for listing on my Etsy shop (as you most likely know if you’ve read some of my other posts).  This time I was researching a silverplate fork and knife both marked … Continue reading

Posted in Alfred David Lenz, Art Silver Co., Art Silver Company, currier & ives, Etsy, hibbard spencer bartlett, little angel, little cherub, Raphael, silver, silverplate, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Smiths of Bridgeport

It all started with research on a demitasse spoon….  It had a marvelous scarab design and the only mark on the back was an “O” in a diamond shape.  It turned out that the pattern was named “Antique Egyptian” and … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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Waldo…Holmes & Edwards Rialto Pattern

I’ve written a separate page regarding the “Rialto” pattern manufactured by Holmes & Edwards and marked “WALDO”.  Please click here to go to that page: https://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/table-wares/

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