Tag Archives: silverplate

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Waiter, would you serve the nuts…

I mean, would you serve the guests the nuts? The dialogue in “The Thin Man” is fast.  The banter between Nick and Nora is priceless.  And some of the quotes from this movie are gems.  This is one of them.  All of … Continue reading

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Hey Diddle Diddle

I was recently contacted by someone who had been researching the mark on the back of a piece of flatware.  The mark was “Conn. S.P. Co.”.  She came across my blog post on Ladies Home Journal silver plated ware offered as … Continue reading

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Pteridomania: Fern Fever

I intended to write a short but sweet post on the “fern dish” which was very popular in the United States from the 1890’s into the first few decades of the twentieth century.  But then, being the research nut that … Continue reading

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The devil you say…

I’ve written an earlier post about the many faces of Henry Hirschfeld’s “Assyrian” patent design that was manufactured by 1847 Rogers Bros. as well as Rogers & Bro.  The faces depicted on various pieces of flatware in that pattern ranged from attractive … Continue reading

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Meriden Britannia’s Late 19th Century Advertising Campaign

During research it seems I was always coming across Meriden Britannia ads in many different publications from the late 1800s.   Following is a few of those ads and information on the publications from which they came. 1. No. 1  Assyrian coffee spoon, one … Continue reading

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