Tag Archives: antique

No. 595

When I first saw it I thought it looked so familiar.  I was sure I had seen it before.  But what was it?  Was it a wine cooler or bucket of some sort? It was copper with what appeared to … Continue reading

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Frank H. Vogt

Those of you who follow this blog know that I have a fondness for antique bar tools, especially julep strainers and cocktail strainers in general.  Although antique julep strainers are relatively hard to find, it’s the “other” cocktail strainers, the … 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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Silver Plated Ware Manufacturers Late 19th Century / Early 20th Century

Following are lists of manufacturers of silver plated ware that were taken from various publications from the late 19th Century and early 20th Century.  The publication name, date and page number is indicated at the beginning of each of the … Continue reading

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Ladies Home Journal Silver-Plated Ware Premiums

My introduction to the early editions of Ladies Home Journal began when I was researching flatware made of plated steel.  I also ran across these early Ladies Home Journals when researching premium spoons.  Some of what was offered as premiums appeared to … Continue reading

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What Are These?

I have spent many hours searching the internet trying to find out what these unusual shaped mother of pearl items would be used for…with no luck.  I thought perhaps they were some sort of collar stay but I can find … Continue reading

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What Pattern Is This?

This silver plate spoon is marked “WM. ROGERS & SON. AA” and you would think it would be fairly simple to identify this distinctive pattern, possibly from the Aesthetic Period.  However, this is one that has stumped me for quite a … Continue reading

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What Is This?

A friend of mine showed me this bar of soap and told me it had belonged to his grandmother who was born in 1900 and must have treasured it for she carved her name on the back.  It was never used and kept … Continue reading

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