Derby Silver Co. designs in collections, at auction, and in exhibitions (2016)

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Derby Silver Co. designs (1872-1933) in collections, at auction, and in exhibitions [1] [2]

A. Derby Silver Co. designs in collections

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Derby Silver Company. (c. 1873-78). Tray (Japanesque, decorated with birds, fans, and bamboo designs, quadruple plate). Silver; (H) 11 x (W) 14 in. Accession no. D1981.28.180. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-075]

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Derby Silver Company. (c. 1875). Tea caddy (decorated with shells and seaweed). Silver plate; (H) 6.0 x (D) 5.125 in. Accession no. D1981.28.239A-B. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-093]

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Derby Silver Company. (c. 1880). Nut bowl with cups. Silver; (H) 8.812 x (W) 9.75 x (D) 8 in. Accession no. D1981.28.401A-G. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-154]

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Derby Silver Company. (c. 1880). Bowl (with crayfish and crab figures). Silver plate; (H) 6.625 x (W) 11.75 x (D) 8.5 in. Accession no. 1994.6. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 12 August 2016. [AAA00053-005]

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Derby Silver Company. (c. 1880). Bowl. Silver-plate. 5 1/2 x 10 x 7 1/4 in. Accession no. 2012.60.1. Brooklyn Museum. Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00160]

derby silver company

Derby Silver Company. (1873-90). Cake basket. Silverplate. 5 1/4 x 10 x 9 in. Accession no. 1986.487. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Viewed 5 July 2016. [A01038]

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Derby Silver Company. (1875-1890). Tray. Silverplate. 3 x 6 3/4 x 12 in. Accession no. 2010.72.8. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 4 July 2016. [A01027]

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Derby Silver Company. (1875-1890). Napkin ring. Silverplate. 2 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. Accession no. 2010.72.13. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 4 July 2016. [A01028]

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Derby Silver Company. (1875-1890). Pickle stand. Silverplate and glass. 11 x 5 3/16 x 4 in. Accession no. 2010.72.14. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 4 July 2016. [A01029]

derby silver company

Derby Silver Company. (c. 1880-83). Tea tray: Oriental motif. Silver-plate. 1-1/2 X 28 5/8 X 22 in. Accession no. XX1990.1992. Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach, FL. Viewed 3 July 2016. [A00173] [3]

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Derby Silver Company. (c. 1885). Bowl (with dragon handles, four ball feet, large bead edge, embossed wave design). Silver plate; (H) 4.812 x (W) 4.375 x (D) 10.125. Accession no. D1981.28.17. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-074]

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Derby Silver Company. (1880-90). Napkin ring. Silver-plated white metal. 3 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 1 7/8 in. Accession no. 2008.213.1. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 4 July 2016. [A01030]

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Derby Silver Company. (c. 1885). Card tray. Silver-plate. 7 1/2 x 6 x 1/2 in. Accession no. 1996.139.6. Brooklyn Museum. Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00161]

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Derby Silver Company. (patent date 6 September 1887). Humidor (with dog on four ball feet). Silver plate; (W) 6 x (D) 5.25 in. Accession no. D1981.28.337. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 12 August 2016. [AAA00053-130]

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Derby Silver Company. (c. 1885-98). Tray. Silverplate. 1 x 23 1/2 x 13 in. Accession no. 2014.1097. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Viewed 5 July 2016. [A01039]

derby silver company

Henry Berry for Derby Silver Company. (c. 1890). Tobacco box. Silverplate. 4 x 5 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. Accession no. 2010.72.6. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 4 July 2016. [A01031]

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George H. Berry for Derby Silver Company. (patented 1895). Ornamental receptacle. Silverplate. 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. Accession no. 2010.72.11. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 4 July 2016. [A01032]

derby silver company

George H. Berry for Derby Silver Company. (patented 1895). Ornamental receptacle. Silverplate. 3 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 2 in. Accession no. 2010.72.12. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 4 July 2016. [A01033]

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Derby Silver Company. (late 19th century). Napkin ring. Silver (with egg and chick design); (H) 1.75 x (W) 2.75 x (D) 1.625 in. Accession no. 1996.81.1. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-006]

derby silver company

Derby Silver Company. (late 19th century). Pair of napkin rings (with pheasant, leaf and floral design). Silver; (H) 3.25 x (W) 2.75 x (D) 1.875 in. Accession no. 1996.81.32.1-2. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-026]

derby silver company

Derby Silver Company. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (with big & little sister design with floral elements). Silver; (H) 2.5 x (W) 3.25 x (D) 1.75 in. Accession no. 1996.81.41. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-031]

derby silver company

Derby Silver Company. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (with figurative pocket book design, raised on wheels with handle). (H) 3.25 x (W) 4 x (D) 2.5 in. Accession no. 1996.81.14. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-014]

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Derby Silver Company. (late 19th century). Toothpick holder (cup with reeded design and attached lady). Silver; (H) 3.375 x (W) 3.125. Accession no. 1996.81.71. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-039]

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Derby Silver Company. (c. 1900). Shaving stand with mirror (on tri-leg stand, 2 gold washed cups, brush). "Britannia metal gold" electroplated. (H) 19 in. Accession no. D1981.28.131A-D. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-059]

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Derby Silver Company. (c. 1900). Covered box. Silverplate. (H) 3 in. x (D) 4 1/4 in. Accession no. 2010.72.7. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 4 July 2016. [A01034]

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Derby Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1910). Serving dish. Silver-plate on nickel silver. 1 5/8 x 14 x 14 in. Accession no. 87.21. Brooklyn Museum. Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00162]

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Derby Silver Company. (1926). Cocktail shaker. (H) 11 1/8 x (D) 3 3/8in. Accession no. 2001.37.0a,b. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 17 July 2016. [AAA00033-12]

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George H. Berry for Derby Silver Company / International Silver Company. (1927). Vase. Silverplate. 10 x 4 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. Accession no. 2003.121.4. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 4 July 2016. [A01035]

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Derby Silver Company. (undated). Six-piece coffee and tea service (coffee, tea, covered sugar, creamer, spooner, waste; urn-shaped, sphinx and pyramid decoration.) Accession no. D1981.28.191.1-14. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-078]

derby silver company

Derby Silver Company. (undated). Napkin holders . Silver plate; (H) 4.0 x (W) 4.0 x (D) 2.75 in. Accession no. D1981.28.387.1-11. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-149]

derby silver company

Derby Silver Company. (undated). Tooth pick holder (with embossed flowers). Silver plate; (H) 2.25 x (D) 1.75 in. Accession no. D1981.28.385. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-148]

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Derby Silver Company. (undated). Cup. Silver; (H) 3.50 x (W) 4.50 x (D) 3.375 in. Accession no. D1981.28.270. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-104]

derby silver company

Derby Silver Company. (undated). Tea set (tray, coffee, tea, covered sugar, creamer, spooner with sugar). Silver; (H) 10.50 x (W) 9.0 x (D) 5.25 in. Accession no. D1981.28.217.1-6. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-087]

derby silver company

Derby Silver Company. (undated). Canoe dish (with rabbit imagery). Silver plate; (H) 2.625 x (W) 6.25 x (D) 2.125 in. Accession no. D1981.28.321. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-123]

derby silver company

Derby Silver Company. (undated). Cup (footed with handle, Egyptian-style engraving). Silver plate; (H) 4.25 x (W) 4.5 x (D) 3.125 in. Accession no. D1981.28.289. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-112]

derby silver company

Derby Silver Company. (undated). Baby pin box (has figurative safety pin on top, 4 ball feet). Silver; (H) 1.0 x (W) 3.375 x (D) 1.75 in. Accession no. D1981.28.228. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-090]

derby silver company

Derby Silver Company. (undated). Vase (or spooner; with leaves, grass, and small figures imagery). Silver; (H) 4.25 x (W) 5.625 in. Accession no. D1981.28.242. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-094]

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Derby Silver Company. (undated). Cake basket (water bird figures as legs, ball and claw feet). (H) 5.25 x (W) 10.25 x (D) 9.50 in. Accession no. D1981.28.3. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-118]

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Derby Silver Company. (undated). Flower basket (with scenes of houses). Silver; (D) 12.5 in. Accession no. D1981.28.127. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-056]

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Derby Silver Company. (undated). Teapot. Silver; (H) 8.25 x (W) 9.25 x (D) 5.75 in. Accession no. D1981.28.246. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-097]

derby silver company

Derby Silver Company. (undated). Teapot. Silver plate (with embossed and chased flowers). (H) 8.0 x (W) 8.50 x (D) 6.0. Accession no. D1981.28.166. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-072]

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Derby Silver Company. (undated). Vessel (two handles, decorated with crabs). Silver plate. Accession no. FIC2008.15.254. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 12 August 2016. [AAA00053-173]

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Derby Silver Company. (undated). Calling card tray. (H) 7.25 x (W) 8.75 x (D) 6.5 in. Accession no. D1981.28.53. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 12 August 2016. [AAA00053-163]

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Derby Silver Company. (undated). Tea set (teapot, sugar, creamer, hot milk jug, spooner). Silver; (H) 10.0 x (W) 9.50 x (D) 6.0 in. Accession no. D1981.28.343.1-5. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 12 August 2016. [AAA00053-132]



B. Derby Silver Co. designs at auction

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Derby Silver Co. (c. 1880). Teapot, cream pitcher and sugar bowl Bonhams Los Angeles - Sunset Estate Auction (30-31 AUG 2009). Viewed 11 June 2016. [F00014]

derby silver company

Derby Silver Co. (c. 1885). Japanese-style water pitcher and box. Silver-plate. Variable dimensions. Christie’s New York - Important American silver (17 JAN 2008). Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00163]

derby silver company

Derby Silver Co. (1905). Figural desk stand with two glass wells Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (18 NOV 2007). Viewed 11 June 2016. [F00015]

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George H. Berry for Derby Silver Co. / International Silver Company. (c. 1925). Novelty "golfing" cocktail service. Silver-plate. Shaker: (H) 12 1/2 in. Christie’s London - 20th century decorative arts (29 OCT 2008). Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00164]

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Derby Silver Co. (c. 1925). Cocktail shaker in the form of a golf bag. Christie’s London - Christie’s Interiors (18 MAR 2008). Viewed 11 June 2016. [F00040]

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Derby Silver Co. (c. 1920s). Cigarette box. Bonhams Brookline (MA) - Golf clubs and golf memorabilia featuring the Larry Boone Collection (5 MAY 2006). Viewed 11 June 2016. [F00041]

derby silver company

George H. Berry for Derby Silver Co. / International Silver Company. (c. 1925-30). "Golfing" cocktail shaker and beakers. Silver-plate. Shaker: (H) 13 3/4 in. Christie’s London - Christie’s Interiors (6 APR 2016). Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00165]

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George Berry for Derby Silver Co. (c. 1929). Cocktail set. Silver-plate. Variable dimensions. Sotheby’s New York - 20th century design (27 MAR 2009). Viewed 11 June 2016. [F00042]

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Derby Silver Co. (undated). Cocktail set with two shakers. Silver-plate. Variable dimensions. Sotheby’s New York - 20th century works of art including contemporary works of art (7 JUN 2002). Viewed 11 June 2016. [F00043]

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Derby Silver Co. (undated). Pair of octagonal candlesticks. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (18-19 SEP 2011). Viewed 11 June 2016. [F00044]

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Derby Silver Co. (undated). Figural flask. Bonhams Los Angeles - Sunset Estate Auction (19 MAR 2006). Viewed 11 June 2016. [F00045]

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Derby Silver Co. (undated). Covered box. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (22 FEB 2009). Viewed 11 June 2016. [F00016]

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Derby Silver Co. (undated). Edwardian motoring cigarette box Bonhams London - London to Brighton veteran car run (3 NOV 2006). Viewed 11 June 2016. [F00017]

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Derby Silver Co. (undated). Art nouveau lady’s jewelry box Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (19 NOV 2006). Viewed 11 June 2016. [F00018]

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Derby Silver Co. (undated). Figural napkin ring(s) and figural toothpick holder. Silver-plate. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (22 MAY 2011). Viewed 10 June 2016. [A00772]

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Derby Silver Co. (undated). Square-form dresser box with fabric interior Silver-plate. Bonhams San Francisco - Period art & design (19 AUG 2012). Viewed 10 June 2016. [A00771]



C. Derby Silver Co. designs in exhibitions and expositions

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(6 November 1994 - 29 January 1995).
Silver in America, 1840-1940: A century of splendor. Curated by Charles L. Venable. (With book / exhibition catalogue.) Viewed 21 August 2016. [AAA00075]

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23 October 1986 - 11 January 1987
In pursuit of beauty: Americans and the Aesthetic Movement. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. See book published in conjunction with exhibition, (pp. 275-77). Viewed 3 July 2016. [A00721; A00976-77]

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1876, 10 May - 10 November
Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia. See: (1877). Souvenir of the Centennial exhibition [1876]: Connecticut’s representation at Philadelphia [Core section: pp 99-111; also see exhibits list: pp. 124-27; Exhibitors including Derby Silver Company)]. 380 pp. Geo. D. Curtis: Hartford, CT. Courtesy University of Connecticut Libraries. Viewed 25 June 2016. [A00965-75]

(1876). List of awards made by the United States Centennial Commission to the American Exhibitors, International Exhibition, 1876, at Philadelphia. [Listed: Derby Silver Co. (p. 42). The actual award received is not indicated in this text.] 134 pp. S. T. Souder & Company: Philadelphia. Courtesy The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Viewed 16 June 2016. [A00841-42]



Footnotes:
[1] Derby Silver Company, Derby, CT, was acquired by the International Silver Company in 1898. [See "A Guide to the International Silver Company Records, 1853-1921". University of Connecticut university libraries website. Viewed 24 May 2016. [A00660]

[2] For dates of operations: (Undated). "The Derby Silver Company". ConnecticutHistory.org. Viewed 24 May 2016. [A00699]

[3] Photo of design (page 276) in: Burke, Doreen Bulger et al. In pursuit of beauty: Americans and the Aesthetic Movement, (1986). Published in conjunction with exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), (page 276). ISBN: 0-87099-467-0. The New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art / Rizzoli. Viewed 3 July 2016. [A00981]



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