Barbour Silver Company designs in collections, at auction, and in exhibitions

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A. Barbour Silver Company designs in collections (by year) [1]


1870s

n. d. - caster

Barbour Brothers Company. (undated). Caster / shaker (with embossed people all over, two covers). Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.72A-B. Viewed 12 August 2016. AAA00053-166.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

1800-85 - tea service

Possibly Barbour Brothers Company. (1800-85). Tea service. (Accession no. 1997.40.1. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02148.)


1880s

c. 1885 - covered tureen

Barbour Brothers Company. (c. 1885). Covered tureen with liner (with engraved flowers). Silver plate; ironstone. (Accession no. D1981.28.19A-D. Viewed 12 August 2016. AAA00053-081.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Napkin ring

Barbour Silver Company. (c. 1885). Napkin ring. Silver. (Accession no. 1996.81.2. Viewed 12 August 2016. AAA00053-017.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

c. 1888 - butter dish

Barbour Bros. (c. 1888). Butter dish. (Object ID nos. 78.7.1.A-D. Viewed 27 July 2018. H00032-36).


1890s

1890-1900 - tray

Barbour Silver Company. (1890-1900). Tray. Silver or silver plate. (Accession no. 2009.2.2. Viewed 11 August 2018. L00008).

1892-98 - tea set

Barbour Silver Company. (1892-98). Tea set: teapot, coffeepot, sugar bowl, spooner. Accession no. 1980.236.452. Viewed 27 July 2018. H00031).

c. 1895 - spooner

Barbour Silver Company. (c. 1895). Spooner. Silver plate. (Cat. no. M-2016.Fic.064. Viewed 17 July 2018. G02887-89).

c. 1895 - four vases

Barbour Silver Company. (c. 1895). Four vases. [Accession no. 2016.2.118.1(-.4). Viewed 17 August 2018. L00563-22(-25); L00564].

  • Offline - Clayton mansion, The Frick Pittsburgh, PA.

1897/1917 - coffee set with tray

Barbour Silver Company (chasing by Christopher M. Whalen). (1897/1917). Coffee set with tray. (Accession no. 1983.1014a-d. Viewed 18 March 2016. B00008.)



The Barbour Silver Company became part of the International Silver Company in 1898. After this date, it is assumed that any design patents utilized by the Barbour Silver Company division or brand were assigned to the International Silver Company. (See the ISC historical documentation page).



1898-1924 - basket

Barbour Silver Co. / International Silver Company. (1898-1924). Basket. Electroplated nickel silver. (Accession no. 1994.0010. Viewed 29 March 2017. A01839.)


1900s

c. 1900 - water pitcher

Barbour Silver Company. (c. 1900). Water pitcher. Silverplated white metal. (Accession no. 1998.38.0. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-04.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

c. 1906 - loving cup, trophy

Barbour Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1906). Loving cup, trophy. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 1991.026.007a-b. Viewed 11 July 2018. G02554-55).

c. 1908 - trophy

Barbour Silver Company / ISC. (c. 1908). Trophy. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 1998.22.134. Viewed 26 July 2018. C00176).


1920s

c. 1926 - tray

Barbour Silver Company / International Silver Co. (c. 1926). Tray. (Accession no. 1980.129.12. Viewed 6 April 2017. A01910.)

c. 1928-29 - coffee set

Barbour Silver Company / ISC. (designed c. 1928-29). Coffee pot, creamer and sugar bowl. Silver and ebony. (Accession no 2002.29.24.1-3. Viewed 28 March 2016. A00196-99.)

c. 1929-31 - vase

Barbour Silver Company / ISC. (designed c. 1929-31). Vase. Silver plate and plastic. (Accession no 2002.29.46. Viewed 28 March 2016. A00195.)

1929-30 - Feinauer-designed cocktail shaker

George Albert Feinauer for Barbour Silver Company / ISC. (1929-30). Cocktail shaker. Silverplate and catalin. (Accession no. 2011.154.3. Viewed 21 March 2016. B00016.)

1929-30 - Feinauer-designed coffee set

Albert Feinauer for the Barbour Silver Company / ISC. (1929-30). Coffee set. Silver plate and cane. (Accession no: 2014.996.1-3. Viewed 16 March 2016. B00002.)

1929-32 - Feinauer-designed coffeepot

George Albert Feinauer for Barbour Silver Company / ISC. (1929-32). Coffeepot. Silverplate and catalin. (Accession no: 2011.154.2. Viewed 21 March 2016. B00015.)

20th c. - water pitcher

Barbour Silver Company / ISC. (20th century). Water pitcher. Silver. (Accession no. 85.42.8. Viewed 15 July 2016. F00048.)



Click the following link to see the parallel webpage - Barbour Silver Company design catalogues and historical documentation.



n. d.

n. d. - silver tray

Barbour Silver Company. (undated). Silver tray. (Cat. no. P1985.35.4. Viewed 11 July 2018. G02552-53).

n. d. - tray

Barbour Silver Company. (undated). Tray. Silver plate. (Cat. no. S6052. Viewed 18 July 2018. G02958).

n. d. - teapot

Barbour Silver Company. (undated). Teapot. Silver plate. (Accession no, 1972.16.4. Viewed 10 July 2018. G02471).

20th c. - tray

Barbour Silver Company. (20th century). Tray. Nickel silver. (Object no. 1948.136.36. Viewed 9 July 2018. G02425).

n. d. - tea / coffee service

Barbour Silver Company. (undated). Tea / coffee service: teapot, coffeepot, sugar bowl and lid, creamer and spoon holder. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 75.21.1A-E. Viewed 22 August 2018. L00709).

n. d. - napkin ring

Barbour Silver Company. (undated). Napkin ring. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 64-22. Viewed 8 July 2018. G02400).

n. d. - bon bon dish

Barbour Silver Company. (undated). Bon bon dish. Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.30. Viewed 12 August 2016. AAA00053-119.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

n. d. - sugar and creamer

Barbour Silver Company. (undated). Sugar and creamer. Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.197.1-2. Viewed 12 August 2016. AAA00053-080.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.


B. Barbour Silver Company designs at auction


1900s

c. 1900 - Art Nouveau footed center bowl

Barbour Silver Company. (c. 1900). Art Nouveau footed center bowl. Sterling silver. (Viewed 2 July 2018. G02105).

c. 1900 - centerpiece bowl and stand

Barbour Silver Company. (late 19th century / early 20th century). Oval floral-and-foliate-decorated centerpiece bowl and stand. Sterling silver. (Viewed 2 July 2018. G02106).

c. 1900 - three-piece coffee service

Barbour Silver Company. (c. 1900). Three-piece coffee service: coffee pot, a cream jug and a sugar bowl. Sterling silver. (Viewed 2 July 2018. A03054).

c. 1900 - pickle caster with tongs

Barbour Silver Company. (c. 1900; late 19th / early 20th century). Pickle caster with tongs. Silver plate, colored glass. (Viewed 15 July 2018. G02757).

c. 1900 - three handle cup

Barbour Silver Company. (c. 1900; late 19th / 20th c.). Three handle cup. (Viewed 15 July 2018. G02755).

c. 1900 - tall vase

Barbour Silver Company. (c. 1900; late 19th / early 20th century). Tall vase. Sterling silver. (Viewed 15 July 2018. G02770).

c. 1900 - vase

Barbour Silver Company. (c. 1900). Vase. (Viewed 2 July 2018. A03050).

1900-50 - cocktail set

Barbour Silver Company / International Silver Company. (1900-50). Silver and enamel cocktail set. Sterling silver. (Viewed 2 July 2018. A03047).

c. 1905 - pitcher

Barbour Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1905). Pitcher with epousse grapevine cartouche and foliate engraving. (Viewed 15 July 2018. A03051).


1910

c. 1910 - bowl

Barbour Silver Company. (c. 1910). Bowl on four tab feet. Silver. (Viewed 2 July 2018. A03052).

c. 1910 - footed salver

Barbour Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1910). Footed salver. Sterling silver. (Viewed 15 July 2018. G02754).

c. 1910 - loving cup, trophy

Barbour Silver Company / ISC. (c. 1910). Loving cup, trophy. Silver or silver plate. (Viewed 15 July 2018. G02766).

early 20th c. - five-piece tea and coffee service

Barbour Silver Company / ISC. (early 20th century). Five-piece tea and coffee service: coffee pot, tea pot, covered sugar bowl, cream jug, and waste bowl. Sterling silver. (Viewed 15 July 2018. G02765).


1920

c. 1920 - twelve cups and saucers

Barbour Silver Company. (c. 1920). Set of twelve, octagonal cups and saucers. Silver or silver-plate. (Viewed 2 July 2018. A03053).


20th c.

20th c. - twelve silver dinner plates

Barbour Silver Company / International Silver Company. (20th century). Twelve silver dinner plates. (Viewed 2 July 2018. A03048).

20th c. - table serving pieces

Barbour Silver Company / International Silver Company. (20th century). Table serving pieces. (Viewed 2 July 2018. A03049).

20th c. - rectangular tray

Barbour Silver Company / International Silver Company. (20th century). Rectangular tray, with applied fruiting grape vine rim. (Viewed 15 July 2018. G02756).

20th c. - two Revere-style bowls

Barbour Silver Company / International Silver Company. (20th century). Two Revere-style bowls. (Viewed 15 July 2018. G02753).

20th c. - nut bowl with squirrel-form feet

Barbour Silver Company / (ISC). (20th century). Nut bowl with squirrel-form feet. (Viewed 15 July 2018. G02769).


n. d.

n. d. - cocktail shaker

Barbour Silver Company. (undated). Shirley pattern cocktail shaker. (Viewed 8 December 2016. A01302.)

n. d. - tea caddy

Barbour Silver Company. (undated). Tea caddy. (Viewed 15 July 2018. G02767).

n. d. - various items

Barbour Silver Company & International Silver Company (designs unspecified). (undated). Various items: vegetable dish, footed oval well & tree platter, plates, bread & butter plates. (Viewed 15 July 2018. G02768).



Click the following link to see designs and documentation for other historical silver companies from the Meriden area, and those that were connected to the International Silver Company; go to the historical Meriden design overview page and scroll down to section B: "ISC, predecessors & divisions" and C: "Other featured companies".



C. Barbour Silver Company designs in exhibitions


1920s

1925 - Metropolitan Museum of Art

29 March - 3 May 1925. American industrial art: Ninth annual exhibition of current manufacturers designed and made in the United States at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Barbour Silver Co. / International Silver Co.

1926-27 - Metropolitan Museum of Art

4 December 1926 - 5 January 1927. American industrial art: Tenth annual exhibition of current manufactures designed and made in the United States at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (Viewed 25 August 2016. AAA00095.)

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Barbour Silver Co.


1970s

1975 - New York and Cranbrook exhibitions

3 venues: 1975. Forms in metal: 275 years of metalsmithing in America at the Finch College Museum of Art, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York (17 January - 2 March 1975); second viewing at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI (16 March - 20 April 1975). (Viewed 17 October 2016. AAA00361.)


1990s

1992-99 - Canada / USA travelling exhibition

7 venues: 1992-99. Shaken, not stirred: Cocktail shakers and design at Seagram Museum, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (11 December 1992 - 31 October 1993); Museum of our National Heritage, Lexington, Massachusetts (24 April - 30 October 1994); Milwaukee Art Museum (29 September 1995 - 7 January 1996); Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama (24 July 1996 - 8 September 1996); Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans (1 October - 1 March 1997); The Museums at Stony Brook, Long Island, New York [now "The Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages"] (3 May - 4 September 1997); possibly Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL (c. January 1998); and San Francisco International Airport Museum (21 March 1998 - 20 February 1999).

Exhibited designs (at Stony Brook viewing; due to nature of exhibition, the presentations at different sites may have varied.)

> Barbour Silver Company / possibly International Silver Co. (c. 1890-1900). Cocktail shaker #9901. Silver plate. (Private lender.)


2000s

2005-07 - Dallas Museum of Art travelling exhibition

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

> 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.



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Footnote:
[1] Barbour Silver Company, Hartford, was founded in 1892 and was acquired by the International Silver Company in 1898. [See (a) Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver, page 353. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press; and (b) "A Guide to the International Silver Company Records, 1853-1921". University of Connecticut university libraries website.] Viewed 15 May 2016. [A00660 and A00662]