Category Archives: Simpson Hall Miller

Ives Manufacturing Co.

A dear lady and friend of mine presented me recently with a dozen forks in a lovely design that I had not seen before.  They were backstamped with a mark I had never seen before: “Ives Mfg. Co.” The pattern … Continue reading

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The Yale Mystery

I know I’ve said this before and I’m going to say it again.  I don’t know how I manage to come across so many pieces of silverplate with backstamps of unknown, or relatively unknown, manufacturers.  I had two silverplate bar … Continue reading

Posted in C. B. Yale, Charles Yale, Cupid pattern, G. Selden Yale, Hiram Hayden, Holmes Booth & Haydens, Richmond VA, Samuel Simpson, Simpson Hall Miller, Sterling Sil Plt Co, Sterling Silver Plate Co, Wallingford CT, Yale Silver Co., Yalesville CT | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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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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

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

Posted in 1847 Rogers, holmes & edwards, L. Boardman, luther boardman, Myron H. Kinsley, Pairpoint, Reed & Barton, Rogers & Bro., silver, silver plate, silver plate manufacturer, silverplate, Simpson Hall Miller, Wm. A. Rogers, Wm. Rogers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

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