Holmes & Edwards Silver Company designs in collections, at auction, and in exhibitions (2016)

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The Holmes & Edwards Silver Company was founded in 1882. The company became part of the International Silver Company in 1898.


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A. Holmes & Edwards Silver Company designs in collections [1]

1880s

Souvenir spoon

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (1882-96). Souvenir spoon. (Accession no. 1968.209.3. Viewed 24 July 2016. A01100.)


1890s

Butter knife

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (c. 1890). Butter knife. (Accession no. 77.2.26. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02117.)

Table knife

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (c. 1890-1910). Table knife. Silver plate. (Object no. Z.1943. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02721.)

Butter knife

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. / possibly International Silver Company. (1890-1910). Silver. (Object no. INV.14248. Viewed 14 April 2017. A02049.)


1900s

Fork

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / (possibly ISC). (c. 1900). Cold meat fork. (Accession no. 1994.32.8. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02149.)

Ladle

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / (ISC). (c. 1908). Ladle, "Lafayette Pattern". Silver-plate. (Accession no. 1995.21.3. Viewed 31 May 2016. D00178.)


1910s

Spoon

Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. / (ISC). (c. 1910). Spoon (used on the steamer B. B. Odell, Central Hudson Steamboat Company). Silver. (Object no. 1941.794. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02692.)


1920s

Fork

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / (ISC). (c. 1920). Cold meat fork. (Accession no. 1994.32.9. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02150.)

Coffee spoon

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / (ISC). (Patented 1923). Coffee spoon, "Century Pattern". Silver plate. (Accession no. 1990.7. Viewed 1 April 2017. A01888.)

Soup spoon

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / (ISC). (c. 1923). Soup spoon, "Century pattern". Silver plate. (Accession no. 1995.154. Viewed 31 May 2016. D00180.)

Coffee spoon

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / (ISC). (1926). Coffee spoon (for Hotel McAlpin). Silver plate. (Accession no. 2015.13.6. Viewed 8 April 2017. A02029.)

Spoon

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / (ISC). (1929). Spoon. Silver. (Accession no. 2000.80.23. Viewed 14 April 2017. A02007.)

Fork, knife, spoon

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / (ISC). (designed 1929). "Napoleon" pattern cutlery. Silver plate, stainless steel. (Accession nos. 1995.103.1-3. Viewed 7 March 2017. A01605-06; A01613.)

Fork

Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. / (ISC). (1929). "Napoleon" pattern fork. (Accession no. 2000.80.22. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02230.)

Knife

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / (ISC). (1929). "Napoleon" pattern knife. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2000.80.6. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02234.)


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Spoon

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (undated). Spoon (with scroll design in relief along handle). (Accession no. 1991.9.54. Viewed 27 March 2017. A01800.)

Six dessert spoons

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (undated). Six dessert spoons. (Accession no. I-15-A, B. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02106.)

Cardboard box

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (undated). Cardboard [presentation] box. (Accession no. 1978.141.58. Viewed 27 March 2017. A01801.)


B. Holmes & Edwards Silver Company designs at auction

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Six fruit spoons

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (late 19th / 20th century). Six Holmes & Edwards silverplate fruit spoons. (Viewed 31 May 2016. D00181.)

Serving pieces

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / (ISC). (20th century). Serving pieces. Silver plate. (Viewed 31 May 2016. D00182.)

Flatware service

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / (ISC). (mid-late 20th century). Flatware service. Silver plate. (Viewed 31 May 2016. D00183.)

Flatware set

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (undated). Flatware set for twelve. (Viewed 31 May 2016. D00184.)

Pastry server

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (undated). Pastry server. Sterling silver. (Viewed 10 June 2016. F00006.)

Partial flatware set

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (undated). Partial flatware set. (Viewed 10 June 2016. F00007.)

Flatware set

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (undated). "First lady" flatware set. Silver plate. (Viewed 10 June 2016. F00008.)

Jelly server

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (undated). Danish Princess jelly server. Silver-plate. (Viewed 11 June 2016. F00011.)

Gravy ladle

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (undated). Gravy ladle. (Viewed 11 June 2016. F00012.)

Twelve forks

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (undated). Twelve forks. (Viewed 11 June 2016. F00013.)


B. Holmes & Edwards Silver Company designs in exhibitions

1880s

1883. (Specific dates unknown). The American Institute fair, New York. ["Bronze medal awarded to Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. for electro-silverplated tableware"]. (Viewed 21 March 2017. AAA00588.) [2]

1888. (Specific dates unknown). The American Institute fair, New York. ["Bronze medal awarded to Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. for silverplated spoons and forks, sterling silver inlaid."] (Viewed 19 March 2017. AAA00588.) [2]

1889. (Specific dates unknown). The American Institute, New York. ["Bronze medal awarded to the Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. for sterling silver inlaid spoons and forks and initial spoons and forks."] (Viewed 19 March 2017. AAA00588.) [2]


1890s

1 May - 30 October 1893. World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago. See: (1893). World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893 (Chicago), Official catalogue, Part VIII. [Listed: Holmes & Edwards Silver Company (Bridgeport) (p. 28)]. W. B. Conkey Company: Chicago. (Viewed 8 January 2017. A00850; A02429; AAA00588.)

Also see: (1898). Connecticut at the World’s Fair: Report of the commissioners from Connecticut of the Columbian Exhibition of 1893 at Chicago. [Listed: Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. (p. 128)]. (Viewed 2 March 2017. A01528-31.)

1894 (specific dates unknown). California Mid-Winter International Exhibition, San Francisco, CA. [Gold medal awarded to Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. for sterling silver inlaid spoons and forks; also, silver medal.] (AAA00588.) [2]


1930s

1930-31. International exhibition of contemporary metalwork and cotton textiles, organized by the American Federation of Arts, Washington, DC. (Viewed 31 March 2017. A01871-76.)

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).


Footnote:
[1] The Holmes & Edwards Silver Company was acquired by the International Silver Company in 1898. At this juncture, it is not known at Design Meriden if they continued operations under this name after the acquisition. See "A Guide to the International Silver Company Records, 1853-1921". University of Connecticut university libraries website. Viewed 15 May 2016 [A00660-61]

[2] May, Earl Chapin. (1947). A century of silver 1847-1947, (p. 368-69). Robert M. McBride & Company: New York. Viewed 15 March 2017. [DM]



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