1847 Rogers Bros. designs in collections, at auction, and in exhibitions (2016)

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1847 Rogers Brothers Assyrian head 1847 Rogers Brothers Assyrian head 1847 Rogers Brothers Viande 1847 Rogers Brothers Viande


In November 1862, the 1847 Rogers Brothers brand began at the Meriden Britannia Company. In 1898, the Meriden Britannia Company and 1847 Rogers Brothers became part of the International Silver Company.


This compilation focuses on designs by 1847 Rogers Bros. and exhibitions including their work. For design catalogues and other historical information concerning 1847 Rogers Bros., click the link above. For comparable material about other Meriden-related Rogers silver and cutlery companies, see the Rogers section (under "B. ISC, predecessors and divisions") on the Design Meriden overview page.

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A. 1847 Rogers Bros. in collections - hollowware

1860s

Plate

[1847] Rogers Brothers / Meriden Britannia Company. (undated; after 1862). [The holder has dating of 1845-1860 which may be incorrect as 1847 Rogers Brothers became part of Meriden Britannia in 1862]. Pewter. (Accession no. 1922.92. Viewed 30 April 2016. A00492.)

Two eggcups

1847 Rogers Bros / Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1867). Two eggcups. Silver plate. (Object no. 1955.248ab. Viewed 14 April 2017. A02094.)


late
19th c.

Bride’s basket

1847 Rogers Brothers / Meriden Britannia. (late 19th century). Bride’s basket. Silver plate; glass. (Accession no. 1996.138.2a-b. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01621.)


1940s

"Flair" bonbon dish

1847 Rogers Brothers Division / (Meriden Britannia / ISC). (after 1945). "Flair" bonbon dish. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2002.29.214. Viewed 27 April 2016. A00460.)

"Flair" candelabra

1847 Rogers Brothers Division / (Meriden Britannia / ISC). (after 1945). "Flair" candelabra. Silver plate and bamboo. (Accession no. 2002.29.216.1-2. Viewed 27 April 2016. A00461-62.)


1950s

Coffee service

1847 Rogers Brothers Division / (Meriden Britannia / ISC). (designed 1954). "Flair" coffee service designs. Silver plate, plastic. (Accession no. 2002.29.215.1-2; 2002.29.215.3.A-B; 2002.29.221; 2002.29.237. Viewed 1 April 2016. B0081-85.)


B. 1847 Rogers Bros. in collections - flatware

1860s

Fish server

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1865). Fish server. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.71.19. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01899.)


1870s

Spoon

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1871). Spoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. X989. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01880.)

Two salt spoons

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia. (c. 1871). Two salt spoons. Silver plate. (Object no. 1950.177ab. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02689.)

Dinner fork, Laurel pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / Meriden Britannia. (c. 1875). Dinner fork, Laurel pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 87.223.4. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01624.)

Crumber, Lorne pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Co. (c. 1878). Crumber, Lorne pattern. Silver plate. (Object no. 1957.17. Viewed 7 April 2017. A02088.)

Soup ladle, Laurel pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (design patented 1878). Soup ladle, Laurel pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 88.113.2. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01896.)


1880s

Dessert spoon, Imperial pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia. (c. 1880). Dessert spoon, Imperial pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1991.141.4. Viewed 8 March 2017. A01716.)

Child’s knife, Newport pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1880). Child’s knife, Newport pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 88.112.2. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01894.)

Oyster fork

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia. (c. 1880). Oyster fork. Silver. (Object no. INV.14510. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02688.)

Child’s fork, spoon and knife, Nevada pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia. (1881-92). Child’s fork, spoon and knife, Nevada pattern. (Accession nos. 87.52.2-4. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02226-28.)

Soup spoon, Embossed pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1882). Soup spoon, Embossed pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.112.12. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01885.)

Dinner fork, Embossed pattern

Probably 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia. (c. 1882). Dinner fork, Embossed pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.71.12. Viewed 6 March 2017. A01660.)

Teaspoon, Arcadian pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1884). Teaspoon, Arcadian pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 88.156.13. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01897.)

Coffee spoon, Owl pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1885). Coffee spoon, Owl pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1991.144.2. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01891.)

Oyster fork, Owl pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1885). Oyster fork, Owl pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1991.144.3. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01903.)

Oyster fork, Daisy pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1885). Oyster fork, Daisy pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1991.144.5. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01904.)

Butter knife, Arcadian pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1885). Butter knife, Arcadian pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 87.223.3. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01891.)

Sugar sifter, Dundee pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1886). Sugar sifter, Dundee pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1990.84. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01893.)

Three-piece carving set, Norman pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / Meriden Britannia. (c. 1886). Three-piece carving set, Norman pattern. (Accession nos. 88.159.1-3. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01643-45.)

Three "Assyrian head" spoons

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia. (c. 1886-87). Three "Assyrian head" spoons. [Accession no. 1995-148-10(-12). Viewed 14 April 2017. A02174-76.]

  • Photos - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (spoon 1; 2; 3).

"Assyrian head" flatware

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia. (c. 1886-87). "Assyrian head" flatware. Silver plate. [Accession no. 1995-148-7(-9). Viewed 14 April 2017. A02157; A02161; A02173.]

"Assyrian head" flatware

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1886-87). "Assyrian head" flatware. [Accession no. 1996-79-1(-6). Viewed 14 April 2017. A02158-59; A02162-64.]

Ladle, Assyrian pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia). (1887). Ladle, Assyrian pattern. Electro-plated nickel silver. (Accession no. 1994.82.1. Viewed 27 March 2017. A01816.)


1890s

Oyster fork, Shrewsbury pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1890). Oyster fork, Shrewsbury pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1991.141.1. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01901.)

Table knife

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia. (c. 1891). Table knife. Silver plate. (Object no. 1942.659b. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02720.)

Oyster fork

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1892). Oyster fork. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.19.4. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01648.)

Child’s knife, Farie pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1892). Child’s knife, Farie pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.106.6. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01882.)

Child’s spoon, Farie pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1892). Child’s spoon, Farie pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1991.7. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01902.)

Oyster or cocktail fork, Columbia pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1893). Oyster or cocktail fork, Columbia pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 88.112.10. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01895.)

In 1898, the Meriden Britannia Company and 1847 Rogers Brothers became part of the International Silver Company.

Serving spoon, Romanesque pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / Meriden Britannia. (c. 1898). "Romanesque" pattern serving spoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2000.338. Viewed 8 March 2017. A01669.)


1900s

Seven coffee spoons

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (c. 1900). Seven coffee spoons. Silver plate. (Object no. INV.14279a-g. Viewed 7 April 2017. A02083.)

Souvenir spoon

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia) / ISC. (Retailer: Siegel-Cooper & Co.) (c. 1900). Souvenir spoon. Silver. (Object no. 1947.135. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02691.)

Two table knives

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia) / ISC. (c. 1900). Two table knives. Silver. (Object no. INV.14110ab. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02706.)

Teaspoon, Vintage pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (Patented 1904). Teaspoon, Vintage pattern. Silver plate. Accession no. 1989.106.5. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01881.)

Serving fork, Daffodil pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia) / (ISC). (c. 1905). Serving fork, Daffodil pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2010.77.17. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01900.)

Fork

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Co. / ISC. (1906-30). Fork. (Accession no. S.1980.87.193. Viewed 1 August 2017. A02782.)


1910s

Soup spoon, Old Colony pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (c. 1911). Soup spoon, Old Colony pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.20. Viewed 6 March 2017. A01651.)

Two dessert knives, Old Colony pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (c. 1911). Two dessert knives, Old Colony pattern. Silver plate. (Object no. 1942.661ab. Viewed 14 April 2017. A02091.)

Two dinner knives, Old Colony pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (c. 1911). Two dinner knives, Old Colony pattern. Silver plate. (Object no. 1942.660ab. Viewed 14 April 2017. A02093.)

Two tablespoons, Old Colony pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia) / ISC. (c. 1911). Two tablespoons. Silver. (Object no. 1942.665ab. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02707.)

Two tablespoons, Old Colony pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia) / ISC. (c. 1911). Two tablespoons, Old Colony pattern. Silver. (Object no. 1942.666ab. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02708.)

Tablespoon, Old Colony pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia) / ISC. (c. 1911). Tablespoon, Old Colony pattern. Silver. (Object no. 1942.664. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02722.)

Two teaspoons, Old Colony pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia) / ISC. (c. 1911). Two teaspoons, Old Colony pattern. Silver. (Object no. 1942.667ab. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02711.)

Two teaspoons, Old Colony pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia) / ISC. (c. 1911). Two teaspoons, Old Colony pattern. Silver. (Object no. 1942.668ab. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02713.)

Two table forks, Old Colony pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia) / ISC. (1911). Two table forks, Old Colony pattern. Silver plate. (Object no. 1942.662ab. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02704.)

Three table forks, Old Colony pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia) / ISC. (c. 1911). Three table forks, Old Colony pattern. Silver plate. (Object no. 1942.663a-c. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02705.)


1930s

Two knives, Silhouette pattern

1847 Rogers Bros / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (c. 1930). Two Silhouette pattern knives. [Accession no. 1993-150-5(-6). Viewed 14 April 2017. A02188-89.]

  • Photos - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (knife 1; 2).

Three knives, Silhouette Viande pattern

1847 Rogers Bros / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (c. 1930). Three Silhouette Viande pattern knives. [Accession no. 1993-150-7(-8). Viewed 14 April 2017. A02190-92.]

  • Photos - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (knife 1; 2; 3).

Three knives and four forks, Silhouette Viande pattern

1847 Rogers Brothers / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (c. 1930s). Silhouette Viande pattern, three knives and four forks. [Accession no. 1993-150-10(-16). Viewed 12 April 2017. A02166-72.]

  • Photos - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (knife 1; 2; 3; fork 1; 2; 3; 4).

Three Saarinen-design forks

Eliel Saarinen for 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (c. 1930). Silhouette Viande pattern forks. [Accession no. 1993-150-17(-19). Viewed 14 April 2017. A02177-79.]

  • Photos - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (fork 1; 2; 3).

Saarinen-design fork

Eliel Saarinen for 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (c. 1930). Silhouette Viande pattern fork. (Accession no. 1993-150-20. Viewed 14 April 2017. A02183.)

Four spoons, Silhouette Viande pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (c. 1930). Four Silhouette Viande pattern spoons. [Accession no. 1993-150-21(-24). Viewed 14 April 2017. A02184-87.]

  • Photos - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (spoon 1; 2; 3; 4).

Brown-designed "Silhouette" flatware

Leslie A. Brown for 1847 Rogers Brothers / International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (designed 1930). "Silhouette" flatware. (Accession no. 1995.102.1-3. Viewed 9 March 2017. A01754-56.)

Child’s fork

1847 Rogers Brothers / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (c. 1937). Child’s fork. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1990.141.12. Viewed 7 March 2017. A01664.)


1950s

Dessert fork, Daffodil pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (c. 1950). Dessert fork, Daffodil pattern. Silver plate. (Object no. INV.14264. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02090.)

Table fork, Daffodil pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia) / ISC. (c. 1950). Table fork, Daffodil pattern. Silver. (Object no. INV.14266. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02703.)

Table fork

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia) / ISC. (c. 1950). Table fork. Silver. (Object no. INV.14266. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02718.)

Doerfler-designed "Flair" flatware

Robert L. Doerfler for 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (designed 1954). "Flair" pattern flatware. (Accession nos. 1995.104.1-3. Viewed 15 April 2017. A02213-15.)


n. d.

24 knives, 24 forks, 36 spoons

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) (undated). 24 knives, 24 forks, and 36 spoons. (All same pattern. URLs: 01102374469; 01102374471-553. Viewed 5 August 2017. A02805-07.)

Olive fork

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (undated). Olive fork. Silver plate. (Accession no. 87.223.5. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01608.)

Butter knife

1847 Rogers Brothers / Meriden Britannia. (undated). Butter knife. (Object no. Z.3595b. Viewed 10 June 2017. A02672.)

Butter knife

1847 Rogers Brothers / Meriden Britannia. (undated). Butter knife. (Object no. Z.3595a. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02100.)


C. Selected 1847 Rogers Bros. designs at auction

n. d.

Gilt flatware set and table suite, Ancestral and Remembrance patterns

1847 Rogers Bros. (undated). 1847 Rogers Bros. flatware set and table suite, Ancestral and Remembrance patterns. (Viewed 17 August 2017. A02953.)

Crumber

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia). (undated). Crumber. (Viewed 1 January 2017. A00370.)

Tray and flatware set

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia). (undated). Circular tray, oval centerpiece, Anniversary pattern flatware set (115 pieces). (Viewed 28 APR 2016. D00071.)

Pair of platters

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia). (undated). Pair of platters. (Viewed 28 APR 2016. D00072.)


D. 1847 Rogers Bros. designs in exhibitions

1870s 10 May - 10 November 1876. 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 1847 Rogers Bros.]. 380 pp. Geo. D. Curtis: Hartford, CT. (Viewed 25 June 2016. A00965-75.)


1930s

4 venues: 1930-31. International exhibition of contemporary metalwork and cotton textiles, organized by the American Federation of Arts, Washington, DC.

> Exhibition venues: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (15 October - 10 November 1930); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1-28 December 1930); Art Institute of Chicago (19 January - 1 March 1931); Cleveland Museum of Art (11 March - 5 April 1931). (Viewed 31 March 2017. A01871-76.)


2000s

5 venues: 2005 - 2007. Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design. (Viewed 21 March 2016. A00140.)

> Exhibition venues: Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; Dallas Museum of Art; The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, FL; The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN.

5 May - 29 October 2006; 26 January - 30 April 2007. Feeding desire: Design and the tools of the table, 1500-2005 at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York; COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, Napa, California. (Updated 22 July 2017. A02153; A02775.)



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