Tag Archives: silver plate

Italian Squirrel

I recently listed some Reed & Barton silver plated nut picks in my Etsy store which featured a squirrel in the design.  In researching this “pattern” I reconfirmed what I have learned previously, nothing is simple. These nut picks provided … Continue reading

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Is It Impolite to Use My Bon Bon for a Tête à Tête?

In perusing catalogs and ads from the late 1800s, my attention was drawn by the “tête à tête” coffee and tea sets as well as “tête à tête” tongs.  “Tête à tête” is French for “head to head” (or “face … 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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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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Mother’s Story

As I might have mentioned in other posts, I love to research the history of items that I list at my Etsy shop.  Usually that research results in a definite identification of the subject of the search.  In other cases, … Continue reading

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What’s the Purpose?

A napkin ring, a cream pitcher, a vase, scissors, spoon and nut pick…they all have a purpose.  But do they have more than one purpose?  Sure do.  Take this tiny little pewter Viking salt spoon for example.  It is marked … 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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