Historical Meriden-area design exhibitions & expositions list (1853 - present)

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| Design Meriden | 16 June 2016 | Updated 8 December 2018


This compilation is currently in development. Researchers should note that the listings below has been put together quickly and inclusion in the exhibition is typically not confirmed at the exhibition checklist and / or installation photo level. You are advised to look closely at the documentation basis for the listing of the exhibition.

Also, click the following link to see our developing list focused on exhibitions concerning art and design exhibition activities by the Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art (1947-60) and Burton and Emily Hall Tremaine, currently estimated at over 850 shows.)



1850s

14 July 1853 - 14 November 1854. Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations at the Crystal Palace, New York.

> Unspecified designs, "Heavy silver-plated ware of every description", exhibited by Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co., recipient of bronze medal.

date unknown - 13 October 1854. Connecticut State Agricultural Society fair, New Haven.

> Unspecified designs, "satchels and travelling bags", exhibited by J. Wilcox & Co.

  • Offline - (13 October 1854). The State Fair: Vegetables honey domestic manufactures plowing... Hartford Courant, p. 2.
c. October 1855. Connecticut State Agricultural Society fair, [location unknown].

> Unspecified designs, "Silver and plated ware, a very large assortment", exhibited by Rogers Brothers Mfg. Co.

c. October 1857. Hartford County Fair, Hartford, Connecticut. (D00603).

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Rogers, Smith & Co., "Silver Plated Ware, Gold Medal".

15 September - 6 November 1857. The American Institute Fair, New York, New York. (D00523; L00849)

> Unspecified designs, "fine Punch Presses", exhibited by Snow, Brooks & Co., "Small Silver Medal".

  • Offline - (7 November 1857). Close of the fair: Premiums awarded... New York Daily Tribune, p. 6.
  • Offline - (16 September 1857). The American Institute Fair [with mention of opening date]. New York Daily Tribune, p. 5.
1858; specific dates unknown. Connecticut State Agricultural Society fair, [location unknown].

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Rogers Bros. Hartford (presumably Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co.) (recipient of gold medal for best silverplated ware).

28 September - 29 October 1859. The American Institute Fair, New York. (Viewed 5 June 2017. A02596-97; D00525-26.)

> Unspecified designs exhibited by "Parker, Snow, Brooks & Co., West Meriden, Conn., [award] for the best punching presses. (A silver medal having been before awarded.) Diploma".

  • (1860). Online - documentation - Transactions of the American Institute, of the City of New York, for the years 1859-60, p. 69. (Albany: C. Van Benthuysen, Printer.) Courtesy University of Michigan library.
  • Offline - (29 September 1859). American Institute Fair at Palace Garden. [Article indicates opening date; no mention of Parker, Snow, Brooks & Co.] New York Daily Tribune, p. 5. (See worldcat.org for locations.)
  • Offline - (31 October 1859). City intelligence. [Article indicates closing date; no mention of Parker, Snow, Brooks & Co.] New York Times, p. 5. (See worldcat.org for locations.)


1860s

12 - 19 October 1865. The American Institute Fair, New York, New York.

> Exhibited by Meriden Cutlery Company: unspecified "beautiful specimens of table cutlery. Silver medal"; and by Pratt, Read & Co.: "a superior case of ivory goods— silver medal".

1 April - 31 October 1867. Paris Universal Exposition, Paris, France. (A00845-46).

> Unspecified tableware "exhibited" by Meriden Britannia Company, in the restaurant.

12 September - 26 October 1867. The American Institute Fair, New York, New York.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Bradley & Hubbard; and Rogers, Smith & Co. (awarded: "Third medal and a diploma")

8 September - 30 October 1869. The American Institute Fair, New York, New York.

Unspecified designs exhibited by:

> Manning, Bowman & Co., award "for silver plated ware. Third medal and certificate";

> Parker Brothers, award "for power presses. First media and diploma", exhibited "one of their patent power-presses", the "Fowler"; award "for shot guns. First media and diploma"; "for a bench vise. Third medal and diploma", exhibited "Patent Parallel Vises".

> Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., award "for plated ware. Second medal and diploma", exhibited "the usual paraphernalia of the tea-table, such as ice-pitchers, tea-sets, etc."

> N. C. Stiles (Middletown), award "for a lever press. Second medal and diploma", exhibited "two power-presses and one foot-press".


1870s

7 September - 2 November 1870. The American Institute Fair, New York, New York.

Unspecified designs exhibited by:

> "Hall, Elton & Co., of Wallingford, Conn., and 36 Park Row, New York, are [exhibiting] splendidly finished knives, forks and spoons, all radially arranged from a common center", award "for silver plated forks, spoons, etc. Second premium".

> "The Meriden Cutlery Co. ... exhibit a handsome case of [knives, forks and spoons]", award "for the best table cutlery. First premium".

> "Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. ... exhibit a very handsome gold and silver-plated tea-service and other articles", award "for silver plated ware. Second premium".

1871; dates unknown. The American Institute Fair, New York, New York.

Unspecified designs exhibited by:

> Hall, Elton & Co. ("Plated, Nickel, Silver, Forks and Spoons");

> Meriden Cutlery Company ("Cutlery");

> Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. ("Silver-Plated Ware").

c. April - May 1872. Nashville Exposition, Nashville, Tennessee. (D00604).

> Unspecified designs by Rogers, Smith & Co. and Webster Manufacturing Co. exhibited by F. L. Davies & Bro., jewelers, Nashville. In a display combining designs by the two companies, "tea sets, waiters, epergnes, cake baskets, tureens, butter dishes, and other things" were presented.

1873; dates unknown. The American Institute Fair, New York, New York.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Meriden Britannia Company, with "Silver medal awarded" for "best silverplated ware".

9 September - 14 November 1874. The American Institute Fair, New York, New York.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Meriden Britannia Company.

c. September 1874. California State Fair, presumably Sacramento, California.

> Unspecified designs by Derby Silver Company exhibited.

8 September - 20 November 1875. The American Institute Fair, New York, New York.

> "A magnificent display of plated silver ware is made by the Meriden Britannia Co., while Messrs. Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., also exhibit original designs in this line."

10 May - 10 November 1876. Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia. (Updated 20 January 2018. A00819-39; A00841-42; A00965-75; AAA00545; AAA00588.)

> Companies include: Bradley & Hubbard; Derby Silver Co. (bronze media); Hall, Elton & Co.; W. A. Kelsey and Co. (award); Manning, Bowman & Co. (award recipient); Meriden Britannia Company (including The buffalo hunt (Bronze medal); Meriden Curtain Fixture Co. (award); Meriden Cutlery Co. (award); Meriden Silver Plate Company; Meriden Woolen Co. (award); A. H. Merriman (award); Middletown Plate Company; Edward Miller & Co. (award); Jonathan Miller (award); Miller Brothers Cutlery Co. (award); G.I. Mix (Yalesville); Charles Parker (guns) (award); C. Rogers & Co. (award); 1847 Rogers Bros.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (Wallingford); W.M. Smith (award); United States Shear Co. (award).

c. September 1876. Provincial Exhibition, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Meriden Britannia Company, "an assortment of Britannia metal goods, which took a prize".

1877; dates unknown. The American Institute Fair, New York, New York.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Derby Silver Co., "Bronze medal awarded... for best silverplated ware on nickel base".

1 May - 10 November 1878. Paris Universal Exposition, Paris, France. (A00847-49.)

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Manning, Bowman & Co.; and Meriden Flint Glass Works, recipient of an Honorable Mention.

17 September 1879 - 20 April 1880. Sydney International Exhibition, Australia.

Largely unspecified designs exhibited by:

> E. Miller & Co.: unspecified "Bronzed Kerosene Lamps, Oil Cans" and "Ornamental Bronzed Statuettes" exhibited;

> Meriden Britannia Company: unspecified "Silver Plated Ware; Tea and Coffee Services; Castors, Tureens, etc." exhibited;

> Meriden Flint Glass Company: unspecified "Glass Toilet Sets; Cut Glass Pitchers, Vases and Butter Dishes" exhibited;

> Parker Tool Co. (presumably Charles Parker Co.): "One Novelty Pipe Vice [sic]; Parallel Vices, Nos. 3 to 35; Saw Vice, No. 43" ;

> Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.: unspecified "Silver Plated Ware; Tea and Coffee Services; Castors; Tureens; Butter Coolers; Pickle Frames; Epergnes; Forks; Knives" exhibited, "Bronze medal awarded".


1880s

1 October 1880 - 30 April 1881. Melbourne International Exhibition, Australia. (Updated 3 October 2018. A00997-1000; AAA00588; B00701-02.)

> Companies include: Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co.; Manning, Bowman & Co.; Middletown Plate Co.; E. Miller & Co.; Parker Brothers; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.

20-23 September 1881. Meriden Town Hall display, Connecticut State Fair, Meriden, CT. (Viewed 29 September 2018. B00568-80.)

> Companies include: Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co.; Manning, Bowman & Co.; Meriden Flint Glass Co.; Miller Bros. Cutlery Co.; Charles Parker Co.; Parker Bros.; Wilcox & White; Wilcox Silver Plate Co.

5 October - 31 December 1881. International Cotton Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia.

> Exhibited by Meriden Britannia Co., Theodore Baur’s The buffalo hunt and unspecified designs; "Silver medal awarded to Meriden Britannia Co. for collective exhibit, table silver and plated ware".

1882, dates unknown. Toronto Industrial Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Meriden Britannia Company, awarded "two silver medal and a gold medal". Wares include "candelabra, flower vases and dishes, epergnes, fruit dishes, table plate of all kinds, cruets, vases, goblets, toilet sets, communion sets, syrup cups, tea sets... card cases... a pair of Egyptian statuettes... a pitcher and goblet of Indian goldware inlaid... flower vases... a mirror... a splendid tea-set..."

1883; dates unknown. The American Institute Fair, New York, New York.

> Unspecified designs by Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. exhibited and "Bronze medal awarded to Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. for electro-silverplated tableware".

16-19 September 1884. Meriden Town Hall display, Connecticut State Fair, Meriden, CT. (Viewed 30 September 2018. B00586-93.)

> Companies include: C. Rogers & Bros.; Manning, Bowman & Co.; Meriden Malleable Iron Company; Miller Bros. Cutlery Co.; Parker Bros.; and Wilcox & White Organ Co.

1884, dates unknown. Toronto Industrial Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Meriden Britannia Company, awarded "Gold Medal".

16 December 1884 - 2 June 1885. World Cotton Centennial, New Orleans. (Updated 7 September 2018. AAA00328; AAA00588; C00295-96; F00287-88.)

> Companies include: 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company.

21-25 September 1886. West Michigan Fair, Grand Rapids, Michigan. B00606-09).

> Unspecified designs by Manning, Bowman & Co. exhibited by Gunn Hardware Co.

1888; specific dates unknown. The American Institute Fair, New York, New York.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Holmes & Edwards Silver Company, with "Bronze medal awarded to Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. for silverplated spoons and forks, sterling silver inlaid."

date unknown - 6 October 1888. Danbury Fair, Danbury, Connecticut. (D00607).

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Edward Miller & Co., "very high grade of brass and bronze work"; and Opal Glass Decorating Works (Meriden).

1 August 1888-. Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia.

> Unspecified designs, "electroplated ware", exhibited by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., "Silver medal awarded".

5 September - 20 October 1888. Inter-State Exposition, Chicago. (L00746.)

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Meriden Britannia Company, including a "silver plated water service" and "case of plated flat ware"; and Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., including "a line of new nut and fruit bowls in elaborate designs of antique style".

6 May - 31 October 1889. Exposition universelle de 1889, Paris. (Updated 15 September 2018. A01226; A01055-57; AAA00456; AAA00545; B00306.)

> Company exhibiting designs include: Meriden Britannia Company. Designs include Theodore Baur’s The buffalo hunt (Gold Medal Award winner), cake baskets, candelabras, candlesticks, casters, cigar box, flower stands, fruit dishes, lamps, letter files, match boxes, mirrors, muffineers, napkin rings, pocket flasks, punch services, razors, tilting pitcher sets, tooth-pick holders, toilet sets, tureens, whisk brooms, spoons, forks, and knives. (Historical design context: The Eiffel Tower was built for this exposition.)

10 October 1889. Exposition at Delavan Opera House, Meriden, on the occasion of the visit of the International American Congress. (Updated 14 September 2018. L00747-61; L00762-63; L00785-89).

> Companies exhibiting designs include: Aeolian Organ & Music Co.; J. D. Bergen; Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.; Kelsey Press; Manning, Bowman & Co.; Meriden Britannia Company; Meriden Cutlery Company; Meriden Malleable Iron Co.; Meriden Silver Plate Co.; Edward Miller & Co.; Miller Bros. Cutlery Co.; C. F. Monroe; Parker Brothers; Charles Parker Company; C. Rogers & Bros; Wilcox & White Organ Co.; and Wilcox Silver Plate Company. (General descriptions of exhibited wares below, but no specific designs indicated).

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More articles about the 1889 Delavan Opera House exposition:
1889, specific dates unknown. The American Institute Fair, New York, New York. (AAA00588.)

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Holmes & Edwards Silver Company, with "Bronze medal awarded... for sterling silver inlaid spoons and forks and initial spoons and forks."


1890s

1890, dates unknown. Toronto Industrial Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., featured repousse silver and gilt hollow ware, including a tea set and nut bowls, and their collection of flat ware.

27 January - 2 May 1891. Jamaica International Exhibition, Kingston, Jamaica.

> Exhibited by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., "A toilet set of oxidized silver, consisting of ewer, basin and soap cups, beautifully chased", (possibly more designs).

c. April 1892. Fair [title unknown] in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (H00350.)

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Holmes & Edwards Silver Co.

1 May - 30 October 1893. World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago. (Updated 18 March 2018. A00393; A00731; A00850-56; A01460; A01528-31; AAA00588; AAA01607-09.)

> Companies include: American Automatic Lighting Co.; Chapman Manufacturing Company; The Chas. Parker Co. (vises); Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. (bronze medal); Kelsey Press; Meriden Britannia Company (bronze medal); Meriden Curtain Fixture Co.; Parker Bros (guns); M. B. Schenck; Rogers & Bro. (Waterbury); Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co. (Hartford) (bronze medal).

c. 15 - 26 January 1894. Y.M.C.A. fair, Middletown, Connecticut. (B01201-04).

> Exhibited unspecified Middletown Plate Co. designs.

28 January 1894 - unknown date. California Mid-Winter International Exhibition, San Francisco, California.

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Holmes & Edwards Silver Company ("Gold medal awarded... for sterling silver inlaid spoons and forks; silver medal".)

13 - 18 May 1895. First Annual Sportsmen’s Exposition at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York.

> Unspecified firearms designs exhibited by Parker Bros.; and Meriden Britannia Company’s exhibited designs include silver trophies and "cups and plate won by the yacht Vigilant".

16 May - c. 22 May 1896. Second Annual Sportsmen’s Exposition at Madison Square Garden, New York.

> Exhibited unspecified firearms designs by Parker Bros.; and Meriden Britannia Company exhibited its "solid silver model of the syndicate yacht Defender... [and] a number of... cups designed for tennis, yachting, cycling, bowling and golf championships..."

13 March - c. 18 March 1897. Third Annual Sportsmen’s Exposition at Madison Square Garden, New York.

> Exhibited by Parker Bros. "eighty guns... in gauges they are from 8 to 20..."

1 June - 1 November 1898. Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha, Nebraska. (Updated 21 January 2018. AAA00358; AAA00545; AAA00588)

> Companies exhibiting wares include Forbes Silver Co. (flatware used in exposition restaurant); Meriden Britannia Company, including Theodore Baur’s The buffalo hunt) (brass medal awarded), punch bowl set, and flatware; and Rogers, Smith & Co., presumably flatware.

c. 11 March 1899. Fifth Annual Sportsmen’s Exposition at Madison Square Garden, New York.

> Exhibited by Parker Bros., "a full range of the shotguns which they manufacture".

1 July - c. 31 October 1899. Greater America Exposition, Omaha, Nebraska.

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Edward Miller & Co.


1900s

14 April - 12 November 1900. Exposition Universelle, Paris, France. (B01207; D00463).

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Connecticut Telephone & Electric Company (Meriden).

1 May - 2 November 1901. Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York.

> Exhibited by Edward Miller & Co. (gas appliances), "their new acetylene gas table lamp", Kelsey Press (printing presses, unspecified designs), and unspecified designs by I. E. Palmer Co. (Middletown).

  • For documentation, see the design catalogues and historical information pages / section for: Edward Miller & Co. and Kelsey Press.
  • For documentation on I. E. Palmer Co., see the sources related to this exposition on the pages linked above.
30 April - 1 December 1904. Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Missouri.

> Bradley & Hubbard electric lighting fixtures installed in the State Building of Connecticut.

11 - 16 June 1906. Manufacturers’ and Varied Art Exposition, Hanover Park, Meriden, CT. (Viewed 23 October 2018. B01179-87; D00331).

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Aeolian, Meriden Cutlery Co., A. J. Hall & Co., C. F. Monroe, Silver City Plate Co., and Wilcox & White.


1910s

20 February - 4 December 1915. Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco.

> Exhibited by International Silver Company, Louis Gudebrod’s The Spirit of the West, a 5-foot-high sculpture, and presumably unspecified wares; gold medal and/or bronze medal awarded.

> Unspecified designs, "table cutlery", exhibited by Meriden Cutlery Co.

c. May 1915. Industrial art exhibition at National Museum [now Arts & Industry Building], Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (under the auspices of the American Federation of the Arts).

> Designs exhibited by Handel Company, about a "dozen lamps and electrollers of the portable type".

24 September - 4 October 1919. New York Electrical Show, New York.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Manning, Bowman & Co.


1920s

c. January 1921. Pittsburgh Show, Associations Glass and Pottery Manufacturers, Pittsburgh, PA.

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Silver City Glass Co., "the full line" was exhibited, including "Deep cut floral and mitre cuttings are to be had on a rich lead blank, the color of which is a beautiful white body".

c. 14 - 19 February 1921. "Big Exposition", Elmwood Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, on the occasion of conventions of the Lighting Fixture Dealers’ Society of America, the Illuminating Glassware Guild, and the National Council of Lighting Fixture Manufacturers.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Edward Miller & Co., "its line of lighting fixtures and brackets suitable for residences; also portables and floor lamps".

> Designs exhibited by Ivanhoe-Regent Works of General Electric Co., Cleveland [understood to be a predecessor of the Miller Company, formed in 1924]: "a complete line of its illuminating glassware as manufactured for the home and for commercial lighting purposes": commercial line - Ivanhoe Ace, Ivanhoe Trojan, Ivanhoe Keldon, Sudan and Druid glass reflectors; home line— Crystal Rozelle, Ivre Rozelle, Veluria Rozelle, Iyre Etched glass, "new bedroom set", Ivanhoe Ivandine.

28 September - 8 October 1921. New York Electrical Show, New York. Additionally, possibly travelled internationally on S. S. St. Louis.

> Unspecified electrical cooking appliances exhibited by Manning, Bowman & Co.

> "The show as a whole was so successful that it is quite likely to go on the world cruise of the former American Liner S. S. St. Louis, which sails from New York next January and is scheduled to make stops in South America, South Africa, the Antipodes, Japan, China, India, the Mediterranean ports, England Sweden, Germany, and Norway."

7 - c. 27 August 1922. National Merchandise Fair, Grand Central Palace and Seventy-first Regiment Armory, New York.

> Exhibited unspecified designs by International Silver Co., silver plated ware; and Napier Company, jewelry.

2 - 14 April 1923. Better Homes Exposition, Hartford, Connecticut. (D00427.)

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Aeolian Company, Handel Company, International Silver Company, R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., and Simpson, Hall, Miller & Company / International Silver Company.

23 July - 3 August 1923. Second National Merchandise Fair, Grand Central Palace and 165th Regiment Armory, New York.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by International Silver Company and Napier Company.

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

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Barbour Silver Company / International Silver Company; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / International Silver Company; Wilcox & Evertsen / International Silver Company.

20 - 27 March 1926. Better Homes Exhibition at the State Armory, Hartford, CT.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Aeolian Co. (New York, with Meriden operations); Handel Lamp Co.; and Manning, Bowman & Co.

4 December 1926 - 5 January 1927. American industrial art: Tenth annual exhibition of current manufactures designed and made in the United States at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (Updated 1 July 2018. AAA00095.)

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Barbour Silver Company; International Silver Company; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wilcox & Evertsen.

2-27 May 1927. The exposition of art in trade at Macy’s at Macy’s, New York (Updated 1 July 2018. A01158.)

> Exhibited (yet specified) designs by International Silver Company.

7 - 13 June 1927. Exhibition (title unknown), Henry Kohn & Sons, Hartford, CT.

> International Silver Co. gold table service exhibited.

9 - 21 January 1928. Pittsburgh Show, Associated Glass and Pottery Manufacturers, Pittsburgh, PA.

> Exhibited unspecified designs by the Silver City Glass Co.

14 - 26 May 1928. An international exposition of art in industry at Macy’s, New York.

> Exhibited not yet specified designs by the International Silver Company.

c. July 1928. Annual Jewelry Show, Mezzanine, Ball Room and Exhibit Hall, Sherman Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by International Silver Co., "sterling silver and silverplate"; and Manning, Bowman & Co., "nickel-plated and silver-plated merchandise, electrical appliances, glass lined novelties, etc."

c. December 1928. The Good Housekeeping Bedroom Group exhibited at Good Housekeeping publications building, New York.

> Exhibited unspecified designs by International Silver Company.

12 February - 2 September 1929. The architect and the industrial arts: An exhibition of contemporary American design at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Exhibited designs: Eliel Saarinen for International Silver Company. (undated). Silver centerpiece, silver flatware.


1930s

c. 20 May 1930. "Exhibition of sterling silver golf trophies", Hardy & Hayes store, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

> Unspecified designs exhibition by International Silver Co.: "exhibition of sterling silver golf trophies", "Ash trays, cigaret [sic] cases and match boxes, salad bowls, tray, cocktail shakers, vases and cups ranging from small to very large".


International exhibition of contemporary metalwork and cotton textiles, organized by the American Federation of Arts, Washington, DC. 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). See catalogue (direct to pdf). Companies: 1847 Rogers Brothers / ISC; Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / ISC; International Silver Company; R. Wallace & Sons. Courtesy Art Institute of Chicago. Viewed 31 March 2017. [A01871-76]

12 October - 22 November 1931. Twelfth exhibition of contemporary American industrial art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

> Exhibited unspecified silverware designs by International Silver Company.

c. January - 15 February 1933. [Exhibition, title unknown] at the Art Center, New York (assembled by the National Alliance of Art and Industry).

> Exhibited unspecified designs including "new and old models of table silver" by International Silver Company.

c. September 1933, dates unknown. Canadian National Exhibition, presumably Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

> Exhibited (at least) the 78-piece "Monogram" chest of 1847 Rogers Bros. / International Silver Co.

c. September 1933. Good Housekeeping Stran-Steel House, Century of Progress exhibition, Chicago.

> Exhibited "International Silver Co.— Sterling Table Service".

c. September 1933. Good Housekeeping Stran-Steel House exhibition, Wanamaker department store, Philadelphia.

> Exhibited "International Silver Co.— Sterling Table Service".

c. July 1934. Summer dining room installation exhibited at Good Housekeeping publications building, New York.

> Exhibited designs by International Silver Company: "Silverware, Town House coffee set, service plates".

c. October 1934. Entrance hall installation exhibited at Good Housekeeping publications building, New York.

> Exhibited design: International Silver Company. (undated). Card tray.

5 November 1934 - 6 January 1935. Contemporary American industrial art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Largely unspecified designs exhibited:

> Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (undated). Cast iron.

> H. L. Judd Company, Inc. (undated). Drapery hardware.

> Alfons Bach for International Silver Co. (undated). Tray.

> Donald Deskey for International Sterling (brand) / International Silver Co. (undated). Flatware, tea service, tray and bowls.

> Lurelle Guild for International Silver Co. (undated). Cocktail shaker and vegetable dish; (undated). Silverware.

> Paul Lobel for International Silver Co. (undated). Cocktail shaker; (undated). Tea service.

> Eliel Saarinen for (Wilcox Silver Plate Co.) / International Silver Co. (undated). Tea urn; (possibly Wilcox Silver Plate Co.) / International Silver Co. (undated). Tray, compotes, vase.

> International Silver Co. (undated). Silverware.


Exhibition of home furnishings at the Cranbrook Pavilion, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. (1935, specific dates unknown.) Companies: International Silver Company / Wilcox Silver Plate Co. Viewed 20 August 2016. [A01145]

1935 - G. Fox & Co., Hartford

c. 20-24 May 1935. Ten Modern table sets exhibited at G. Fox & Co., Hartford.

> Exhibited designs by International Silver Company: 10 Modern table sets. Organized by Mrs. Perry T. Hawkins, stylist and silver advisor, International Silver Company.

c. July 1935. New York Housefurnishings Show, New York, New York. (D00621).

> "In the field of small appliances, however, the Robeson Rochester Corporation, the General Electric, Westinghouse Electric, Landers Frary & Clark, *Manning Bowman & Co.* and a number of the other large companies displayed new types of automatic electric irons, highly decorative chromium plated toasters, waffle irons, griddles and other electrical appliances for use in preparing buffet meals."

7 - 12 October 1935. Electric and Radio Show, Convention Hall, Philadelphia.

> Exhibited designs by Manning, Bowman & Co. including the "Harmony" and "Pioneer" table cookers.

c. 25 February 1936. Housewares Exhibition, Strawbridge & Clothier, Philadelphia.

> Presumably exhibited (at least) table cooker by Manning, Bowman & Co.

5 - 10 October 1936. Electric and Radio Show, Convention Hall, Philadelphia.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Manning, Bowman & Co.


Contemporary industrial and handwrought silver at the Brooklyn Museum, New York (1937, specific dates unknown). Companies: International Silver Company; R. Wallace & Sons. (exhibition catalogue link above, courtesy University of Wisconsin. Viewed 25 August 2016. [AAA00094]

c. 12 January 1937. Homewares Fair and Exposition, Gimbels, presumably Philadelphia.

> Exhibited designs by Manning, Bowman & Co., "a display of antique coffee makers".

25 March 1937 - date unknown. Good Housekeeping-Country Club District exhibition house, Kansas City, Missouri.

> Exhibited designs: unspecified flatware, "Holmes & Edwards Inlaid" / International Silver Co.; and "melon tea service, International Silver Co."


Silver: An exhibition of contemporary American design by manufacturers, designers and craftsmen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (11 April - 23 May 1937). Companies: International Silver Company; R. Wallace & Sons. (exhibition catalogue link above, courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art. Viewed 25 August 2016. [AAA00096]

19 - 30 April 1937. Connecticut-made exhibition at G. Fox & Co., Hartford. (Viewed 25 October 2018. C00320-21; C00324).

> Unspecified designs displayed by International Silver Co.; H. L. Judd Co. (Wallingford); Manning, Bowman & Co. (irons mentioned) and Silver City Glass Co.

1 - 16 May 1937. Good Housekeeping exhibition house, Riverdale, New York.

> Exhibited tea service and card tray, unspecified pattern, by International Silver Company.

c. June 1937. Good Housekeeping exhibition house, Scarborough, NY

> Exhibited unspecified designs by R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co.

c. February 1938. Good Housekeeping exhibition house, Garden City, New York.

> Exhibited "plated silver, ’Webster’ reproductions, International Silver Co. [possibly referring to E. G. Webster & Son.]

18 April - date unknown 1938. Made-in-America Industrial Exhibition, Strawbridge & Clothier department store, Philadelphia.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Manning, Bowman & Co.

c. 24 - 30 April 1938. Connecticut made week at G. Fox & Co., Hartford.

> Unspecified designs displayed by Holmes and Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] and "Floor Lamps of Quality... Made in Meriden" [company or companies unspecified, probably Bradley & Hubbard and/or Miller Company].

c. April 1938. Good Housekeeping exhibition house, Westwood Hills, CA.

> Exhibited unspecified designs by R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. and International Silver Co, Sterling Division.

11 venues: 1938 - c. 1939. Useful household objects under $5.00 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (28 September - 28 October 1938); Saratoga Springs, NY (venue and dates unknown); Philadelphia, PA (venue and dates unknown); Pittsburgh, PA (venue and dates unknown); State College, PA (venue and dates unknown); Ithaca, NY (venue and dates unknown); Chicago, IL (venue and dates unknown); Frederick, MD (venue and dates unknown); Berea, KY (venue and dates unknown); Des Moines, IA (venue and dates unknown); and Los Angeles, CA (venue and dates unknown).

> Exhibited designs by Manning, Bowman & Co: large chrome tray, small chrome plate, ice tongs (all undated).

c. October 1938. Good Housekeeping exhibition house, at Blue Ridge, Seattle, Washington.

> Exhibited unspecified designs by International Silver Co., Sterling Division.

21 January 1939 - date unknown. G. Fox & Co. Housewares Exhibition, presumably Hartford, CT.

> Glass engraving and depositing silver on glass demonstrations by Silver City Glass Co., presumably with exhibited wares.

18 - 25 February 1939. Connecticut-made week at G. Fox & Co., Hartford. (Viewed 24 October 2018. C00316; D00388).

> Unspecified designs displayed by International Silver Co.; Manning Bowman & Co.; Napier Jewelry; Herco Manufacturing Co.; and Judd Fixtures (Wallingford).

  • For documentation, see the design catalogues and historical information pages / sections for the International Silver Company, Manning, Bowman & Co., and Napier Company.
  • For documentation concerning Herco Manufacturing Co. and Judd Fixtures in this exhibition, see the related documentation listed on the resource pages above.
c. 30 April - 27 October 1940. 1939 New York World’s Fair, New York. (D00624-33).

> Pittsburgh Plate Glass Exhibit, "Modern rooms decorated by Good Housekeeping", collaborated with "Skidmore, and Owings"; exhibited design: Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Carafe set.

c. May 1939. "Modern rooms" at Good Housekeeping publications building, New York.

> Replication of "Modern rooms decorated by Good Housekeeping" for Pittsburgh Plate Glass Exhibit at 1939 New York World’s Fair, collaborated with "Skidmore, and Owings"; exhibited design: Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Carafe set.

c. 30 August 1939. National Retail Jeweler’s Association exhibition, New York.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by the International Silver Company.


1940s

10 - 17 February 1940. Connecticut-made week at G. Fox & Co., Hartford. (Viewed 24 October 2018. C00314; C00317).

> Unspecified designs exhibited and / or displayed by Herco Art Mfg. Co. (Meriden); H. L. Judd Co. (Wallingford); International Silver Co.; Manning, Bowman & Co.; Miller Company; J. J. Niland Co.; Napier Jewelry; I. E. Palmer Co. (Middletown); and Silver City Glass Co.

19 November - 30 December 1940. An Exhibition of Silver: French, British, American, Modern at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.

> Exhibited centerpiece and two candlesticks by International Silver Company (unspecified design).

8 - 15 February 1941. Connecticut-made week at G. Fox & Co., Hartford. (Viewed 25 October 2018. C00322-23).

> Unspecified designs displayed by Ellmore Silver Co.; International Silver Co.; Manning, Bowman & Co.; Napier Jewelry Co.; Preisner Silver Co. (Wallingford); and presumably Silver City [Glass] Co.

2 December 1941 - 4 January 1942. Useful objects under $10 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

> Exhibited Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Jigger. Chromium-plated. (Retailer: Lewis & Conger.)

c. May - August 1947. General Motors Train of Tomorrow exhibition tour. Multiple locations across the United States.

> Installed on the train, "Flat and hollow ware, International Silver Company, Meriden, Conn."

12 April - 30 October 1949. The house in the museum garden (by Marcel Breuer) at Museum of Modern Art, New York.

> Exhibited installed bathroom cabinets and accessories by Charles Parker Company (designs unspecified).


1950s

Eliel Saarinen Memorial Exhibition at Museum of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (15 April - 6 May 1951); Smith College, Museum of Art, Northampton, MA (2-21 November 1951); J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY (9 December 1951- 9 January 1952); University of Kansas, School of Architecture (22 January - 15 February 1952); Des Moines Art Center (1 August - 15 September 1952); Toledo Museum of Art (2-30 November 1952). [Exhibition catalogue: University of Kansas, Art & Architecture Library, call no. N7255.F53 S22 1951. See worldcat.org for other locations.] Companies: Eliel Saarinen for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Company. (Viewed 26 October 2016. AAA00102-03; AAA00106-07; AAA00113; A01151; A01191-93; AAA00153; AAA00204-06; AAA00235-36).

17 April - 19 October 1958. Expo 58 (Brussels World’s Fair) in Brussels, Belgium.

> In the "United States Pavilion... tableware made at International [Silver Company] in several dining rooms... coffee shop, commuter-type bar, and lounge... Edward Conroy... designed the flatware... typical contemporary pattern."

19 April - 22 June 1958. Living today: An exhibition of contemporary architecture, furniture, interior decoration at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

> Exhibited (at least): Curtis Rittberg for International Silver Co. (undated). Pitcher. Stering silver; and International Silver Co. (undated). Flatware, 1810 pattern.

18 December 1958 - 17 February 1959. 20th century design from the museum collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

> Exhibited Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1945). Ice tongs. Chrome-plated metal. Gift of Manning, Bowman & Co.

8 venues: 1959-60. 20th Century Design: U.S.A. at Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (3 May - 14 June 1959); Cleveland Museum of Art (8 July - 16 August 1959); City Art Museum of St. Louis (14 September - 25 October 1959); Minneapolis Institute of Arts (23 November 1959 - 3 January 1960); San Francisco Museum of Art (1 February - 13 March 1960); Dallas Museum of Art (4 April - 15 May 1960); Portland Art Museum (6 June - 31 July 1960); Dayton Art Institute, OH (12 September - 23 October 1960).

Designs exhibited:

> Alfred Kintz for International Silver Company. (1956). Baby cup. Sterling silver; Frederick W. Stark for International Silver Company. (1934). Continental flatware (1934). Sterling silver;

> Oscar W. Martha for Wallace. (1958). Barbecue dish. Silver plate.

2 - 6 November 1959. National Hotel Exposition, New York Coliseum, New York.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by the International Silver Company.


1960s

23 September - 4 December 1960. Designed for silver: An exhibition of twenty-two award-winning designs from the International Design Competition for Sterling Silver Flatware at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York.

> "The competition, sponsored by the museum and the International Silver Company, inspired 200 designers and silversmiths throughout the world to submit experimental knives, forks and spoons. Twenty-two were selected... The exhibit... will travel to museums across the country." (Other venues currently unknown.)

6 - 9 November 1961. National Hotel Exposition, New York Coliseum, New York.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by the International Silver Company.

c. October 1963. Connecticut Bank and Trust Co. lobby exhibition, Hartford, CT (organized by The Connecticut Chapter of The National Society of Interior Designers.)

> Exhibited unspecified designs by International Silver Company.

22 April - 18 October 1964; 21 April - 17 October 1965. "Moon Room" installation, Pavilion of American Interiors, New York World’s Fair.


See list of over 12 exhibited designs


> Exhibited designs by International Silver Company:

  • Edward Buchko for International Silver Co. (c. 1964). Venus water pitcher.
  • John L. Czanonis for International Silver Co. (c. 1964). Olive dish with sapphires.
  • Robert L. Doerfler for International Silver Co. (c. 1964). Celery tray.
  • Victor B. Fusco for International Silver Co. (c. 1964). Bread tray; (c. 1964). Peace chalice.
  • Milton Gonshorek for International Silver Co. (c. 1964). Nova tureen with matching spoon; (c. 1964). Salt and pepper shakers.
  • Ronald Hayes for International Silver Co. (c. 1964). Vision flatware.
  • Robert J. King for International Silver Co. (1964). Celestial centerpiece. Silver, 133 spinel sapphires; (c. 1964). Tapered conicle candlesticks; (c. 1964). Pair of five-light candelabra. Also exhibited: Robert J. King. (c. 1952-53). Carafe. (Later entered the Dallas Museum of Art collection.)
  • Siro R. Toffolon for International Silver Co. (c. 1964). Salad bowl and salad servers. Silver and rosewood.
  • Stuart Young for International Silver Co. (c. 1964). Lunar coffee service.


23 November 1964 - 3 January 1965. Good design for Christmas at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.


See list of over 12 exhibited designs


> Exhibited designs by International Silver Company:

  • Edward Buchko for International Silver Co. (c. 1964). Venus water pitcher.
  • John L. Czanonis for International Silver Co. (c. 1964). Olive dish with sapphires.
  • Robert L. Doerfler for International Silver Co. (c. 1964). Celery tray.
  • Victor B. Fusco for International Silver Co. (c. 1964). Bread tray.
  • Milton Gonshorek for International Silver Co. (c. 1964). Nova tureen with matching spoon; (c. 1964). Salt and pepper shakers.
  • Ronald Hayes for International Silver Co. (c. 1964). Vision flatware.
  • Robert J. King for International Silver Co. (1964). Celestial centerpiece. Silver, 133 spinel sapphires; (c. 1964). Tapered conicle candlesticks; (c. 1964). Pair of five-light candelabra. Also exhibited: Robert J. King. (c. 1952-53). Carafe. (Later entered the Dallas Museum of Art collection.)
  • Siro R. Toffolon for International Silver Co. (c. 1964). Salad bowl and salad servers. Silver and rosewood.
  • Stuart Young for International Silver Co. (c. 1964). Lunar coffee service.


23 October - 28 November 1965. The New England silversmith: An exhibition of New England silver from the mid-seventeenth century to the present at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

> Exhibited design: Stuart Young for International Silver Co. (c. 1964). Lunar coffee service.

8 - 12 March 1966. Housewares Fair at G. Fox & Co., Hartford, Connecticut.

> Exhibited designs, largely unspecified, included at least "a handcrafted silver replica of the 1895 America Cup winner, ’Defender’", and "International Silver stainless".

c. 19 - 23 September 1966. Americana Festival at Gimbels department store, Philadelphia, PA.

> "International Silver Co. will display 20 items of antique silverware".

25 May - 1 September 1968. Edith Halpert and The Downtown Gallery at University of Connecticut Museum of Art, Storrs, Connecticut.

> International Silver Co. as sponsor: "This exhibition is being held to celebrate the presentation by The University of Connecticut of the first International Silver Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Arts to Edith Gregor Halpert. This Award, in the form of a silver medal, designed by Nathan Knobler, was made possible by a gift from the International Silver Company..." (It is not clear if this annual award continued. See 1971 sponsored exhibition below.)

c. April - 14 June 1969. An exhibition of Connecticut pewter at New Haven Colony Historical Society (now the New Haven Museum), New Haven, CT.


See list of over 40 exhibited designs


> Exhibited designs by Ashbil Griswold. (1807-15). Dish. (New Haven Museum collection); Soap dish, beakers. (Private lenders); Dish, basin, two plates, teapot, sugar bowl (International Silver Co. collection).

> Exhibited design by Charles Parker and Company. (c. 1849). Teapot. (Private lender).

> Exhibited designs from the International Silver Co. collection:

  • Morris Benham. (c. 1849). Teapot;
  • Lemuel J. Curtis. (1836-49). Coffee pot and teapot;
  • Josiah Danforth (1825-37). Coffee pot;
  • Isaac C. Lewis / I. C. Lewis & Co. (1834-52). Coffee pot, two tea pots;
  • W. W. Lyman. (1844-52). Coffee pot;
  • John Munson. (1846-52). Teapot and coffee pot;
  • William Savage. (c. 1837). Tea pot;
  • Samuel Simpson. (1835-52). Tea pot and coffee pot;
  • H. B. Ward & Company. (late 1840s). Coffee pot;
  • H. C. Wilcox and Company. (c. 1850). Teapot.

> Other exhibited designs by: Jacob Whitmore; Frederick Bassett; Thomas Danforth II; John Danforth; Thomas Danforth III; Joseph Danforth; Edward Danforth; William Danforth; Samuel Danforth; Josiah Danforth; Stephen Barns; The Boardman Group; Thomas Danforth Boardman; Thomas D. and Sherman Boardman; Timothy Boardman and Company; Boardman and Company; Boardman and Hart; Boardman and Hall; William Nott; William and Samuel (Jr.) Yale; Jehiel Johnson; Thomas Scovel Derby; H. Yale & Co.; Henry H. Graves; Fuller and Smith.



1970s

30 October - 19 December 1971. Small packages: An invitational sculpture competition sponsored by the International Silver Company at the Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

> International Silver Company was the sponsor.

22 November - 26 December 1971. Art Nouveau at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.

Unspecified designs exhibited:

> Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (before 1898). Teaspoon. Sterling silver. Private lender.

> R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1902-06). Teaspoon. Sterling silver; and (undated). Teaspoon. Sterling silver. Both private lender.

> Watrous Mfg. Co. (undated). Blotter. Sterling silver. Private lender.

c. September 1972. Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, Massachusetts.

> Unspecified designs exhibited: "International Silver Co. arrived here from Meriden this year with more than half a million dollars worth of silver products representing the best work Connecticut craftsmen have to offer."

14 - 23 September 1973. Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, Massachusetts.

> Exhibited by International Silver Co.: reproductions of early American lamps, trays, and other commemorative pieces (in relations to 1976 US. bicentennial); also, pewter plates with scenes from early America, scale reproduction of the Liberty Bell, reproduction of George Washington’s set of camp cups and other items of historical significance.

> Exhibited by Charles Parker Co. (and Parker Bros. guns), "the oldest manufacturing company in Connecticut", "an historical display of products dating from the company’s founding in 1832. Included will be nineteenth century spectacles, coffee mills, sewing birds, clocks, lighting fixtures, cremation urns and Civil War rifles manufactured for the Kentucky militia and the U. S. Army. A series of period photographs and catalogues depicting the evolution of Parker Company products will bring visitors up to date for a display of Parker products currently manufactured in Connecticut."


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) and Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (16 March - 20 April 1975). Companies: Ashbil Griswold; Barbour Silver Co.; Boardman; Derby Silver Company; Meriden Britannia; Samuel Simpson; E. G. Webster & Son; International Silver Company / Wilcox Silver Plate Co.; Wallace Silversmiths. Courtesy American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN. Viewed 16 October 2016. [AAA00361]

13 venues: 1979-83. Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and other collections at Yale University at Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (dates unknown); High Museum of Art, Atlanta (dates unknown); Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX (dates unknown); Milwaukee Art Center (dates unknown); Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (dates unknown); St. Louis Art Museum (dates unknown); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (dates unknown); Cleveland Museum of Art (dates unknown); Denver Art Museum (dates unknown); Tampa Museum of Art (dates unknown); The Detroit Institute of Arts (dates unknown); Winnipeg Art Gallery (dates unknown); and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT (dates unknown).

> Exhibited designs: Simpson, Hall, Miller and Co. (c. 1891). Tilting water set. Silver plate and ceramic; and Alphonse La Paglia for International Silver Co. (c. 1952). Compote. Sterling silver. (Both Yale University Art Gallery collection.)


1980s

c. November - 21 December 1980. Annual exhibition of new acquisitions at William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs. (Viewed 9 December 2018. H00427-28).

> Exhibited artworks by R. Swain Gifford and W.H.W. Bicknell, donated by Harold Hugo, President of Meriden Gravure (among possibly other donated and exhibited works by Hugo)

  • Offline - (23 November 1980). UConn acquisitions. Hartford Courant, p. G4. (See worldcat.org for locations.)
  • Also see: offline - AP. (12 March 1972). UConn given works of English printer [Harold Hugo donated 12 engravings by William Hogarth]. Hartford Courant, p. 2A. (See worldcat.org for locations.)
c. November - December 1981. New acquisitions and other selections from the permanent collection at William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs. (Viewed 9 December 2018. H00429).

> Exhibited "several prints by Loenard Baskin and Paul Landacre’s wood engraving The Press, donated by... Harold Hugo", President of Meriden Gravure (among possibly other donated and exhibited works by Hugo)

  • Offline - (22 November 1981). Albers silkscreens, acquisitions shown [includes mention of Harold Hugo-donated works. Hartford Courant, p. F7. (See worldcat.org for locations.)
10 November 1983 - 5 February 1984. At Home in Manhattan: Modern Decorative Arts, 1925 to the Depression at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.

Exhibited designs:

> Manning, Bowman & Co. (1929-31). Shelf clock, model no. K905. (Yale University Art Gallery collection).

> Eliel Saarinen for International Silver Company. (1929). Model for a knife. Sterling silver. (International Silver Co. collection).

> Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / International Silver Company. (1928). Bowl, Northern Lights pattern, Spirit of Today line. (Private lender).

> Jean Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Company. (c. 1928). Tea service, Diament pattern. (Private lender).

5 venues: 1983-85. Design in America: The Cranbrook vision, 1925-50 at Detroit Institute of Arts (14 December 1983 - 19 February 1984); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (18 April - 17 June 1984); Suomen Rakennustaiteen Museo / Suomen Taideteollisuusyhdistys, Helsinki (1 August - 19 September 1984); Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (24 October 1984 - 21 January 1985); Victoria and Albert Museum, London (1 April - 30 June 1985).

> Exhibited design(s): Eliel Saarinen for International Silver Company / Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (c. 1934). Urn. (Lender unknown; more designs possible.)

c. 30 September - 14 October 1984. Exhibition of representative sample of one million items from the SS United States, Seventh Regiment Armory, New York (prior to auction by Guernsey’s).

> Probably some sort of representation sample of 36,000 pieces of International Silver Co. silver plate, Manhattan pattern from the SS United States.

c. May 1985. A América na Ajuda: peças americanas no Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (American pieces in the Palácio Nacional da Ajuda) [On the occasion of the visit by US President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan.] Palácio Nacional da Ajudo, Lisbon, Portugal.

> Exhibited designs by Meriden Britannia Company (at least): (1850-1900). Oil lamp. Britannia metal, glass. (Palácio Nacional da Ajuda collection.)

19 September 1985 - 16 February 1986. High styles: Twentieth-century American design at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

> Exhibited design: Manning, Bowman & Company. (c. 1929). Mantel clock. Cast metal. (Private lender.)

4 venues: 1986-88. The Machine Age in America, 1918-1941 at Brooklyn Museum, New York (17 October 1986 - 16 February 1987; Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh (4 April - 28 June 1987); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (16 August - 18 October 1987); High Museum of Art, Atlanta (1 December 1987 - 14 February 1988).

> Exhibited designs: Eliel Saarinen for International Silver Company. (1934). Urn and tray. Silver. (Cranbrook Academy of Art / Museum collection.); Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Twin-o-matic waffle iron. (Lender not yet known.)


In pursuit of beauty: Americans and the Aesthetic Movement at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (23 October 1986 - 11 January 1987). Companies: Bradley & Hubbard / Meriden Flint Glass Company; Derby Silver Company; Meriden Britannia. See book published in conjunction with exhibition, (pp. 275-77). (Viewed 3 July 2016. A00721; A00977.)

c. March - 16 August 1987. Wagstaff Collection of American silver at the New York Historical Society, New York.

> Exhibited (at least) probably Meriden Britannia Co. (1886). Inkwell; and (c. 1886). Wine cooler. (Both private lender.)

1 December 1987 - 31 August 1988. A decade of collecting Connecticut industrial arts at the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.


See list of over 10 exhibited designs


Exhibited designs:

> Derby Silver Company. (c. 1895). Tea service. (CT Historical Society collection.)

> Jay Ackerman for Manning, Bowman & Co. (1930-40). Beverage pitcher. Chromium-plated copper, wood. (CT Historical Society collection.)

> Manning, Bowman, & Co. (undated). Toaster; (1935-45). Chafing dish on tray. Chromium-plated copper, plastic; (1935-45). Ice bucket. Chromium-plated copper, plastic, glass, cork; (1929-31). Electric mantle clock. Chromium-plated copper, plastic; possibly (undated). Crumber. (All CT Historical Society collection.)

> Meriden Britannia Co. (c. 1885). Tea service. Silver plated white metal. (possibly exhibited with page from trade catalogue; CT Historical Society collection.)

> Emil A. Schuelke for Napier Company. (1934-35). Breakfast tea service. Silver plated nickel, plastic. (Possibly exhibited with patent drawing; CT Historical Society collection.)

> Jean Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Co. (c. 1928). Tea service. (CT Historical Society collection.)

> Possibly unspecified Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. design(s); and possibly Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (1880-85). Stand (with possibly perceived Meriden Flint Glass Co. ceramic / glass inlay.)


8 April - 28 August 1988. 1888: Frederick Layton and his world at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

> Exhibited design: Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (c, 1885). Tilting ice water set. (Lender: Rock County Historical Society, Janesville, Wisconsin.)

20 March – 21 May 1989. Harold Hugo (1910-1985): Museum patron at the William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. (A01113; B01280).
  • Exhibition of 90 prints and drawings from the The Harold Hugo Collection of Prints and Drawings, part of the UConn museum collection.
  • Harold Hugo was the President of Meriden Gravure Co., a highly acclaimed printing company.
  • The list of works on view is in the catalogue, and includes prints and drawings by Valenti Angelo, Rick Barton, Leonard Baskin, William H. W. Bicknell, Samuel Chamberlain, Asa Cheffetz, Thomas Cornell, attributed to Giovanni Francesco Cresci, William Phelps Cunningham, L. Czoering, John De Pol, Fritz Eichenberg, Robert Swain Gifford, John Franklyn Gilman, Frederick Garrison Hall, William Hogarth, Philip Kappel, Paul Landacre, Langlumé, Mauricio Lasansky, Rico Lebrun, Russell T. Limbach, George F. Lockwood, Luigi Lucioni, after Frederick Mackenzie, George Mackley, Thomas Willoughby Nason, Louis Novak, Elliot Offner, Gabor Peterdi, Monica Poole, after Augustus Charles Pugin, Thomas Rowlandson, Rudolph Ruzicka, Reynolds Stone, Leo Wyatt.


1990s

2 venues: 1990 - c. 1991. Sumptuous Surrounds: Silver Overlay on Ceramic and Glass, The Collection of Warren Gilson at the Milwaukee Art Museum (16 February - 27 May 1990) and Newark Museum, New Jersey (dates unknown).

Exhibited designs:

> La Pierre Mfg. Co. (c. 1890). Vase (the silver work); (c. 1895). Decanter (the silver work); (c. 1900). Mug (the silver work); (c. 1900). Decanter (the silver work); (c. 1895). Vase (the silver work); (c. 1905). Vase (the silver work; body: possibly Loetz); (c. 1900). Vase (the silver work); (c. 1905). Vase (possibly the silver work); (c. 1905). Vase (the silver work; body: probably Loetz); (c. 1905). Vase (the silver work; body: Ceramic Art) (All private lender, Gilson.)

> Rockwell Silver Company. (c. 1925). Stemmed dish (the silver work; body: Fry); (c. 1920). Coffee pot (the silver work; body: Lenox). (All private lender, Gilson.)

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).


See list of over 13 exhibited designs


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.)

> George H. Berry for Derby Silver Company / International Silver Co. (designed 1926). Golf bag cocktail shaker, silver plate catalogue #1921, tray, and six cups. (Private lender.)

> Meriden Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Co. (patented 1927). Cocktail shaker with engraved, enameled rooster. (Private lender.)

> Meriden Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Co. (patented 1927). Three-sided cocktail shaker with engraved roosters. Silver plate. (Private lender.)

> Meriden Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Co. (c. 1928). Lighthouse cocktail shaker. Silver plate. (Private lender.)

> Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (patented 1927). Cocktail shaker with two stemmed cups. (Private lender.)

> Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Co. (undated). "Paisley" pattern cocktail shaker with cups. Silver plate, wood. (Private lender.)

> Lurelle Guild for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Co. (undated). Cocktail serving set in skyscraper style, catalog #5833 beverage set: tray, eight cups, shaker. (Private lender.)

> International Silver Company. (c. 1927). Cocktail shaker with enameled rooster. Sterling silver, Bakelite. (Private lender.)

> Manning, Bowman & Co. (1928). Cocktail serving set: shaker, tray with six cups, Art Deco style. Chrome, Bakelite. (Private lender.)

> Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1928). Cocktail serving set, mixer set #K1570: shaker, tray, six cocktail glasses, shaker and cups on "rocket ship" style bases, Art Deco style. (Private lender.)

> Emil A. Schuelke for Napier Company. (1936). Penguin cocktail shaker, patent no. 101,559. Silver plate. (Private lender.)

> Wallace Brothers Silver Co. (1928). Rooster cocktail shaker. Silver plate. (Private lender.)


5 February 1994 - 13 March 1995. Back in style: Selections from the McFaddin-Ward House Reserve Collection at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont.

Exhibited designs:

> Middletown Plate Company / replated by Meriden Britannia Co. (c. 1877). Tea and coffee service. Silver plate.

> Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1900). Picture frame (Art Nouveau style). Silver, velvet.

> R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1895). Oyster fork. Sterling. "Sappho".

c. March 1994. [Unknown title of exhibition] at Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.

> Exhibited designs include: International Silver Co. (1907). 39-piece silver service for the battleship U. S. S. Connecticut.


Silver in America, 1840-1940: A century of splendor at the Dallas Museum of Art (6 November 1994 - 29 January 1995). (With book / exhibition catalogue.) Companies: Charles Parker Company; Derby Silver Company; International Silver Company; Meriden Britannia; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wilcox Silver Plate Co. Viewed 21 August 2016. [AAA00075]

31 March - 14 July 1996. Hot cars, high fashion, cool stuff: Designs of the 20th century at Dallas Museum of Art. (Viewed 1 August 2018. AAA03380-82.)

Exhibited designs:

> Derby Silver Co. / ISC. (c. 1915-30). Pitcher. (DMA collection.)

> Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1910). Pair of candlesticks. (DMA collection.)

> Leslie A. Brown for 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (designed 1929). Silhouette pattern flatware. (Both DMA collection.)

> 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (designed 1956). Flair pattern flatware. (DMA collection.)

> Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. / ISC. (designed 1929). Napoleon pattern flatware. (DMA collection.)

> International Silver Co. (designed c. 1930). Cigarette box, and (designed 1961). Vision pattern flatware. (Both DMA collection.)

25 January - 4 May 1997. Slivers of light: Rich cut oil lamps at the Museum of American Glass, Millville, New Jersey.

Exhibited designs:

> J. D. Bergen Co. (cut glass, "Premier" pattern) / Plume and Atwood Mfg. Co. (undated). Boudoir lamp.

> C. Dorflinger & Sons (cut glass) / Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (duplex burner). (undated). Low banquet lamp.

> C. Dorflinger & Sons (cut glass) / Edward Miller & Co. (duplex burner). (undated). Banquet lamp.

> L. Blackmore Co. (cut glass) / Edward Miller & Co. (Apollo duplex burner). (undated). Boudoir lamp.

> Probably T. G. Hawkes & Company and J. Hoare & Company (cut glass) / Edward Miller & Co. (duplex burner). (undated). Large banquet lamp.

  • For documentation, see the design catalogues and historical documentation section / pages for the: J. D. Bergen Co., Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., and Edward Miller & Co. (The C. Dorflinger & Sons company, L. Blackmore Co., T. G. Hawkes & Company, J. Hoare & Company and Plume and Atwood Mfg. Co. are not in the Design Meriden area remit.)
c. 1998 - 1 June 1999. Rum, rubber & rattraps; A history of local enterprise at the Middlesex County Historical Society, Middletown, CT.

> Exhibited unspecified coffee pot by the Middletown Plate Company. (Private lender.)

2 venues: 1999-2000. Masterpieces of American furniture from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York (2 May - 31 October 1999) and the Cincinnati Art Museum (18 February - 28 May 2000). Curated by Anna Tobin D’Ambrosio.

> Exhibited design: Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (c. 1880-85). Stand. (MWPAI collection)

29 June - 14 November 1999. Recent acquisitions of twentieth-century design and architecture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

> Exhibited Eliel Saarinen for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Co. (c. 1933-35). Prototype tea service. (Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.)


2000s

6 venues: 2000-02. American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a new age at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (16 May 16 2000 - 7 January 2001); Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (25 May - 19 August 2001); Flint Institute of Arts, MI (14 September 14 - 16 December 2001); Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (11 January - 7 April 2002); Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC (3 May - 28 July 2002); Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK (23 August - 17 November 2002)

Exhibited designs:

> Lurelle Guild for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Co. (c. 1934). Cocktail shaker. Metal, enamel, lacquered wood. (Met collection.)

> Paul Lobel for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Co. (1934). Tea service. Silver plate, wood. (Met collection.)

> Eliel Saarinen for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Co. (c. 1934). Tea and coffee urn and tray. (Met collection.)

> Eliel Saarinen for Charter Company / International Silver Co. (c. 1929). Centerpiece. (Private lender.)

> Eliel Saarinen for International Silver Co. (1929). Knife. (Private lender). (Also, exhibited "Design drawing for a knife" without ISC mention. Perhaps related. Private lender.)

> International Silver Co. (c. 1936). "Flagship" flatware for American Airlines’ DC-3 aircraft. (Met collection.)

14 May 2004 - 20 June 2005. American & French decorative arts 1930s at the St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri.

> Exhibited design: Eliel Saarinen for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Company. (1934). Urn. Silver plate. (Collection: St. Louis Art Museum.)

1 March - 6 November 2005. A Curator’s Eye: J. Stewart Johnson, 1990–2004 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

> Exhibited Eliel Saarinen for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Co. (c. 1933-35). Prototype tea service. (Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.)

3 March - 1 October 2005. Alice Ballantine’s Victorian Wedding at Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey.

Exhibited designs:

> Meriden Britannia Co.: (1869-1880). Entree dish, dish, lid and bowl. Silver plate. (Newark Museum collection.)

> Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1875-99). Jewelry box. Silver plate. (Newark Museum collection.)


Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; Dallas Museum of Art (originating institution; see photos of the exhibition); The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, FL; The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN (2005-07). [A00140]

  • Companies include: International Silver Company (Barbour Silver Co. / Barbour Sterling Fine Arts; Charter Company; International Sterling Craft Associates; Meriden Silver Plate Co.; 1847 Rogers Brothers; William Rogers Mfg. Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts; Wilcox Silver Plate Co.); Napier Company; Rockwell Silver Company (incl. Pairpoint Manufacturing Company, a division of Rockwell Silver Co.); R. Wallace & Sons.


A Brass Menagerie: Metalwork of the Aesthetic Movement. Curated by Anna Tobin D’Ambrosio. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York; Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York, NY (2 October 2005 - 19 March 2006; 12 July - 14 October 2007). Companies: Bradley & Hubbard; Meriden Britannia; Meriden Bronze; Charles Parker Co. [A00008/9]

7 February - 23 July 2006. Baubles, bangles, and beads: American jewelry from Yale University, 1700-2005 at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.

> Exhibited design: Alphonse La Paglia for International Silver Company. (c. 1950). Bracelet. Sterling silver. (Yale University Art Gallery collection.)

3 venues: 2006-09. Feeding desire: Design and the tools of the table, 1500-2005 at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (5 May - 29 October 2006); and COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, Napa, California (26 January - 30 April 2007); Winterthur Museum, Delaware (1 November 2008 - 1 February 2009).

Exhibited designs:

> International Silver Company. (1936). Flagship knife, fork and spoon. (Cooper-Hewitt collection.)

> 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company. (1885-86). Assyrian Head berry spoon, cake saw, cheese scoop, fish knife, ladle, spoon, and sugar tongs. (Cooper-Hewitt collection.)

30 September 2006 - ongoing. Chicago: Crossroads of America (permanent exhibition) at Chicago History Museum, Illinois.

> Exhibited design: International Silver Co. (c. 1969). Dinner service set for Illinois Central Railroad. (Chicago History Museum collection.)

30 May – 5 October 2008. Masterpieces of Modern Design: Selections from the Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

> Exhibited Eliel Saarinen for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Co. (c. 1933-35). Prototype tea service. (Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.)

4 venues: 2008-12. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: American art from the Yale University Art Gallery at The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY (7 September 2008 - 18 January 2009); Seattle Art Museum (26 February 2009 - 24 May 2009); Birmingham Museum of Art, AL (4 October 2009 - 10 January 2010); and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT (29 July 2011 - 8 July 2012).

> Exhibited designs: Meriden Britannia. (1852-98). Vase; and Ice Urn, Goblets, and Slop bowl. (Both designs in Yale University Art Gallery collection.)


2010s

Bradley and Hubbard: Masters of Metal Work. Smithsonian Castle, Washington, DC. (5 November 2010 - mid-May 2012). Companies: Bradley & Hubbard. [A00007]

2 September 2011 - 1 April 2012. 19th-Century Modern at the Brooklyn Museum, New York.

> Exhibited design by Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.: Stand (1885). (Brooklyn Museum collection).

> Exhibited designs by Napier Company: Flask (1925-30) and Mirror (c. 1928). (Both Brooklyn Museum collection).

15 December 2011 - 15 April 2012. Cocktail culture at Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida.

> Exhibited designs included: International Silver Company. (1928-29). Cigarette box. (Newark Museum collection.)

2 venues: 2012-14. Stories in sterling: Four centuries of silver in New York at the New York Historical Society, New York (4 May - 23 September 2012); and the Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, Florida (28 January - 20 April 2014).

> Exhibited Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1869-98). Butter cooler; and Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1898). Loving cup. (Both in New York Historical Society collection.)

8 January 2014 - ongoing. City of silver and gold: from Tiffany to Cartier at Newark Museum, New Jersey.

> Exhibited design: Ceramic Art Company / Lenox China / La Pierre Manufacturing Company. (1900-05). Whiskey jug with silver deposit decoration. Porcelain, silver. (Newark Museum collection.)

15 January - 5 July 2015. Egyptian Revival: An everlasting allure at SFO Museum, San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA.

> Exhibited design: Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1870s). Tilting ice water pitcher. (Private lender.)

8 November 2015 - 31 January 2016. St. Louis Modern at the St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri.

> Exhibited design: Eliel Saarinen for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Company. (1934). Urn. Silver plate. (Collection: St. Louis Art Museum.)

29 January - 31 December 2016. The legacy of The Kelsey Press Company as seen through highlights from the F.C. “Bud” Hadfield Collection at The Printing Museum, Houston, Texas.

> Specific Kelsey Press designs and related materials on view not yet known.

2 venues: 2016-17. JapanAmerica: Points of contact, 1876-1970 at Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (27 August - 18 December 2016) and Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA (12 February - 21 May 2017).

Exhibited designs:

> Charles Parker Company. (c. 1885). Table. (Lender: MWPAI, Utica, NY).

> Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-98). Card receiver. (Lender: The Strong, Rochester, NY).

> Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1880-85). Mirror. (Lender: MWPAI, Utica, NY).

18 November 2016 - 12 November 2017. Shaken, stirred, styled: The art of the cocktail at Dallas Museum of Art.


See list of over 12 exhibited designs


Exhibited designs:

> Charter Company / ISC. (1928). Cocktail shaker. (Dallas Museum of Art collection.)

> George H. Berry for (Derby Silver Company) / ISC. (c. 1925). "1921" mixer. Silver plate. (Private lender.)

> Attributed to Lurelle Guild for Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts / ISC. (1934). Cocktail shaker. Silver. (Dallas Museum of Art collection.)

> Lurelle Guild for International Silver Co. (c. 1929). Cocktail shaker. Silver plate. (Private lender.)

> International Silver Co. (1927). "Boston Lighthouse" cocktail shaker. Silver plate. (Private lender.); (c. 1936). Cocktail shaker. Silver plate. (Dallas Museum of Art collection.); (c. 1936). Cocktail shaker. Silver plate. (Dallas Museum of Art collection.); (c. 1964). Ice bucket. Silver plate and teak. (Dallas Museum of Art collection.)

> Emil A. Schuelke for Napier Company. (1936). "Penguin" cocktail shaker; Gilded silver plate; (1934). Cocktail shaker. Silver plate. (Both Dallas Museum of Art collection.)

> Napier Company. (c. 1935). Individual cocktail shaker with drink dial. Silver plate. (Dallas Museum of Art collection.)

> Wallace Bros. Silver Co. (c. 1928). Cocktail shaker (rooster form) and four cocktail cups. (Dallas Museum of Art collection.)


May 2017 - ongoing. Style and status in sterling: American silver at Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

Exhibited designs:

> Edward S. Buchko for International Silver Company. (1955-57). Hot beverage carafe. (Newark Museum collection.)

> Wallace Silversmiths. (1925-29). Salt dishes with plastic bases. (Newark Museum collection.)

> Jean Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Company. (c. 1928). Cream pitcher and sugar bowl on tray. (Newark Museum collection.)

2 venues: 2017-18. The jazz age: American style in the 1920s at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (7 April - 20 August 2017) and Cleveland Museum of Art (30 September 2017 - 14 January 2018).

Exhibited designs:

> Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (1928). Cocktail shaker. (Cooper Hewitt collection.) (Cooper Hewitt only)

> Paul Lobel for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Co. (1934). Four-piece tea service. (Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.)

> Eliel Saarinen for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Co. (c. 1932-33). Tea urn. (Dallas Museum of Art collection.)

> Napier Company. (1925-30). Flask. (Brooklyn Museum collection).

> Percy B. Ball for R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (designed 1929). Rhythm tea and coffee service. (Dallas Museum of Art collection.)

9 September 2017 - 22 July 2018. Passion for the exotic: Japonism at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York.

Exhibited designs:

> Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1880). Butter pat. Gilt silver-plated metal. (Cooper-Hewitt collection.)

> Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1880). Two butter pats. Gilt silver-plated metal. (Cooper-Hewitt collection.)



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