Category Archives: silverplate

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

Posted in 1847 Rogers Bros., antique, British Silver, Brown & Bros., Cottage pattern, Derby Silver Co, E W Sperry, early spoon patents, England, English silver, flatware, gorham, Gothic pattern, Grape pattern, Grecian pattern, Hall Elton & Co., Hiram Hayden, Holmes Booth & Haydens, Jewel pattern, L. Boardman, Le Roy White, LeRoy White, Lily silverplate pattern, luther boardman, Noel Turner, Olive Pattern, pattern, Persian pattern, Redfield & Rice, Reed & Barton, Rogers Brothers, Roman Pattern, silverplate, Tuscan pattern, UK flatware | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Alden strainer, bar tool, bartender, barware, C. J. Hauck & Son, Charles J. Hauck, Chas. J. Hauck, cocktail, cocktail strainer, cocktail strainer France, Dennis P. Sullivan, Etsy, F. H. Vogt, French cocktail strainer, Hawthorne strainer, holmes & edwards, julep strainer, Late 1800's, Late 19th Century, Lindley Strainer, Mosteller strainer, mustache drink strainer, silverplate, T. B. Lashar, Thomas Lashar, Wright strainer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

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

Posted in child, children's, demitasse, play, silver plate, silverplate, sterling demitasse, tea party, toy tea set, Transfer print, transferware | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sunkist and the Orange Blossom Special

Just from looking at the designs on the handles of these three fruit spoons, you would think they were all manufactured by the same company: The pattern in the center appears to feature all oranges while the other two incorporate … Continue reading

Posted in California Fruit Growers Exchange, fruit spoon, Gustave Strohhaker, O. C., Oneida Community, Orange Blossom design, orange spoon, silverplate, Sunkist, William Rogers & Son, Wm. Rogers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Reed & Barton Advertisements 1875-1900

Trying to find information on certain patterns, I ended up with a collection of interesting Reed & Barton ads from a variety of publications.  The periodicals themselves were very interesting as well…like the 1882 Phrenological Journal … you know what phrenology … Continue reading

Posted in advertising, phrenology, Reed & Barton, silverplate, silverplate manufacturers, Taunton Massachusetts | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in 1847 Rogers, 1847 Rogers Bros., Alpine pattern, Assyrian, Assyrian Head, Crown pattern, Dundee pattern, H W Hirschfeld, Henry Hirschfeld, Laurel pattern, Meriden Britannia, Nevada pattern, Newport Chicago pattern, Rogers & Bro., silver plate, silver plate manufacturer, silverplate, silverplate manufacturers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Second Generation or The Last of the Rogers in Hartford

Up to now the the previous posts on flatware manufacturing in Hartford have evolved into the gathering of information primarily on the original Rogers brothers, William Hazen, Asa Harris and Simeon Smith. Now we discuss William Henry Rogers (son of William Hazen) and … Continue reading

Posted in Asa Rogers, Hartford Connecticut, Rogers Bros., Rogers Brothers, silver plate manufacturer, silverplate, silverplate manufacturers, Simeon S. Rogers, William Hazen Rogers, William Henry Rogers, William Watrous, Wm. Rogers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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

Posted in Ames Mfg., electroplating, Goodwin & Mead, Hartford Connecticut, John O. Mead, Nathan Ames, Nathan P. Ames, silver plate, silverplate, Smee battery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Etsy, Etsy Experience, Etsy Review, etsy vintage, nut pick, olive pick, queenofsienna, Rogers Bros., Rogers Brothers, silver plate, silver plated, silverplate | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments