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

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The Meriden Silver Plate Co. became part of the International Silver Company in 1898.


A. Meriden Silver Plate Co. (founded 1869) designs in collections - hollowware

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1860s

Five piece water service

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (after 1869). Five piece water service (tray, tankard, drip bowl, and 2 goblets). [WRHS estimates date as 1851; MSPC was formed in 1869.] [Accession no. 1105 (permanent collection). Viewed 11 June 2017. A02679.]

Dish

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (after 1869). Dish. (Accession no. 1972.68.2. Viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-136]

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Cups

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (after 1869). Graduated cups. (Accession no. 1982.77.3.1-.4. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-137.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Butter cooler

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1869-98). Butter cooler. Silver plate. (Object no. 1726a-c. Viewed 9 April 2017. A02046.)


1870s

Trophy

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (possibly 1872). Rowing trophy (2nd prize, Spring Regatta B. U. B. C.). (Accession no. 2005.110.13. Viewed 27 March 2017. A01806.)

Tea set

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1875). Tea set. Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.161.1-5. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-070.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Pitcher

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1875-85). Pitcher. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2012.60.13. Viewed 30 May 2016. D00169.)

Teapot with lid

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1875-85). Teapot with lid. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2012.60.10a-b. Viewed 30 May 2016. D00170.)

Jewelry box

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1875-99). Jewelry box. Silver plate. (Accession no. 73.427. Viewed 13 November 2016. AAA00426-23.)

Covered vegetable dish

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / Gorham Co. (1875-1900). Silver plate. (Accession nos. 1971.1429A-D. Viewed 10 June 2016. A00767-70.)


1880s

Tray

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1880). Tray. Silver electroplated on white metal. (Accession no. 2010-78-1. Viewed 21 March 2016. B00033.)

Pitcher

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1880). Pitcher. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1995.54. Viewed 30 May 2016. D00166.)

Coffee service

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1880). Coffee service (coffee pot, creamer, lidded sugar bowl). (Accession no. 1988.125.1-3a,b. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-140.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Mirror

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1880-85). Mirror. Silver plate. (Accession no: 2002.25. Viewed 16 March 2016. A00112.)

Extra dry pepper bottle

Klep Mumm & Co. and Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1880-1920). Extra dry pepper bottle. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1998.939. Viewed 25 May 2016. A00709.)

Napkin ring

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1885). Napkin ring (with figurative elements). Silver. (Accession no. 1996.81.24. Viewed 12 August 2016. AAA00053-020.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Napkin ring

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1885). Napkin ring (with figurative cat and dog design). Silver plate. (Accession no. 1996.81.55. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-037.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Napkin ring

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1885). Napkin ring (with figurative lady tennis player design, and with flower and leaf decoration). (Accession no. 1996.81.6. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-038.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Napkin ring

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1885). Napkin ring (with figurative cow and milk bucket design). Silver plate. (Accession no. 1996.81.50. Viewed 13 August 2016. (AAA00053-108.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Nut bowl

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1886). Nut bowl. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2013.5. Viewed 16 March 2016. A00111.)

Nut bowl

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1880s). Nut bowl. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2012.60.7. Viewed 30 May 2016. D00171.)

Nut bowl

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1880s). Nut bowl. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2012.60.6. Viewed 30 May 2016. D00172.)

Vase

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1880s). Vase. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2012.60.8. Viewed 30 May 2016. D00167.)

Baseball trophy

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1880s). Baseball trophy (circular plaque in front, male baseball player on top, two handles, incised floral decoration around center section). Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.133A-B. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-060.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.


1890s

Thermometer

Possibly Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1891). Thermometer. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1998.2085. Viewed 25 May 2016. A00708.)

Punch bowl on stand

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / Meriden Cut Glass Company. (1895). Punch bowl on stand. (Accession no. M.91.320.6. Viewed 16 March 2016. A00108.)

Pitcher

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1899). Christ Evangelical Lutheran presentation pitcher. (Viewed 2 June 2016. A00753.)

  • Offline - Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.


late
19th c.

Napkin ring

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (with lily pad and flower design). Silver. (Accession no. 1996.81.15. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-015.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Pair of napkin rings

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (late 19th century). Pair of napkin rings (floral and geometric design with figurative birds). Silver. (Accession no. 1996.81.48.1-2. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-034.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Napkin ring

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (with figurative boy, drumsticks and floral design). Silver. (Accession no. 1996.81.27. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-021.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Napkin ring

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (with square box, fan and floral design). Silver. (Accession no. 1996.81.29. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-023.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Napkin ring

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (with dome and pheasant design). Silver. (Accession no. 1996.81.30. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-024.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Napkin ring

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (with barrel and floral design). Silver. (Accession no. 1996.81.47. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-033.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Napkin ring

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (with floral and Oriental fan design and figurative butterfly). Silver. (Accession no. 1996.81.37. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-030.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Napkin ring

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (with floral and figuratives dog design). Silver. (Accession no. 1996.81.43. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-032.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

The Meriden Silver Plate Co. became part of the International Silver Company in 1898.


1900s

Bowl

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC) (c. 1900). Bowl. Silver-plated copper. (Accession no. 1957-100-4. Viewed 1 January 2017. A01416.)

Box

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / possibly ISC. (c. 1900). Box (cream container). Silver plate. (Accession no. 61.61.5-2. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02130.)

Candlestick holder

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Company. (1900-15). Candlestick holder. Colorless lead glass, silver plate. (Accession no: 95.4.359. Viewed 25 March 2016. B00041.)


1910s

Pair of candlestick holders

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. 1910). Pair of candlestick holders. Silver plate, stamped. (Accession no. 1995.133.1-2. Viewed 9 April 2016. A00354; A00206.)

  • Photos - Dallas Museum of Art (holder 1, 2).

Hairbrush

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (1910-30). Hairbrush. Silver plate. [Accession no. JAGA 1421 (permanent collection).] (Viewed 7 June 2017. A02618.)

Trinket box

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (1910-30). Trinket box. Silver plate. [Accession no. JAGA 1422 (permanent collection).] (Viewed 7 June 2017. A02619.)


1920s

Cocktail shaker and lid

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1927). Cocktail shaker and lid. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.104.26a-b. Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00173]

"Vogue" pattern centerpiece with flower holder

Meriden Silver Plate Co / ISC. (c. 1927-30). "Vogue" pattern centerpiece with flower holder. Silverplate and plastic. (Accession no. 1995.19.A-B. Viewed 8 April 2016. B00119.)

Water pitcher

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (1928). Water pitcher. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2006.15.1. Viewed 24 April 2016. D00056.)

Cocktail shaker

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (1928). Cocktail shaker. Silver plate, molded catalin. (Accession no. 7059.62a,b.2015. Viewed 12 April 2017. A02152.)

Pitcher

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1928). Pitcher (modernist). Silver-plate. Promised gift. (Viewed 8 October 2016. AAA00307.)

  • Offline - Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Pitcher

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1928). Pitcher. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2008.58.21. Viewed 30 May 2016. D00174.)

Pitcher

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1928). Pitcher. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2015.103.1. Viewed 30 May 2016. D00168.)

Water pitcher

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (designed c. 1928). Water pitcher. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2002.29.41. Viewed 3 April 2016. B00098.)

"Vogue" compote

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1928). "Vogue" compote. Silver plate and plastic. (Accession no. 2007.27.3. Viewed 8 April 2016. B00117.)

"Vogue" tea service

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1928). "Vogue" tea service. Silver plate and catalin. (Accession no. 2014.48.2.1-3.A-B. Viewed 8 April 2016. B00118.)


n. d.

Compote

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Compote. Silver. (Accession no. 2006.44.2902. Viewed 25 May 2016. A00710.)

Cake basket

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Cake basket. (Accession no. 1973.254. Viewed 24 July 2016. A01101.)

Caster

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Caster. (Accession no. 1973.263a-g. Viewed 24 July 2016. A01102.)

Cocktail shaker

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Cocktail shaker. (Accession no. 1972.573.16. Viewed 30 April 2016. A00500.)

Trophy

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Rowing trophy for American Rowing Association. (Accession no. 2005.110.2. Viewed 30 April 2016. A00501.)

Candle holder

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Candle holder. (Accession no. 1954.1601.133. Viewed 30 April 2016. A00499.)

Tea set

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Tea set (teapot, covered sugar, creamer with lid, waste, creamer, spooner, 6 spoons, burner). Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.194.1-13. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-079.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Mug

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Mug (repousse all over). Silver. (Accession no. 1981.28.29. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-114.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Coffee urn with lamp

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Coffee urn with lamp (round, cylinder shape on four tall legs). Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.247A-C. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-098.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Inkwell

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Inkwell (round, heavy gadroon trim with floral chasing). Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.367. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-143.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Tea caddy

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Tea caddy (or covered jar). Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.360. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-142.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Butter dish

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Butter dish. Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.326. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-126.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Sugar, creamer, and spooner

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Sugar, creamer, and spooner. Silver. (Accession nos. D1981.28.244.1-3. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-096.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Covered tureen

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Covered tureen (rectangular shape, chased and fluted). Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.42A-B. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-158.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Creamer

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Creamer. Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.277. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-108.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Wine bottle cover

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Wine bottle cover. Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.400. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-153.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Relish tray

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Relish tray (oval with embossed flowers). Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.91. Viewed 12 August 2016. AAA00053-170.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.


B. Meriden Silver Plate Co. designs in collections - flatware


1860s

Ladle

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1869-98). Ladle. Silver, cut glass. (Accession no. 1991.59.2. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-004.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.


1880s

Dinner fork

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (patented 1885). Dinner fork. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.71.15. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01611.)


1960s

Promotional cutlery

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (designed c. 1960). Clorox promotional cutlery. Silver plate. (Accession nos. 2004.13.7.1-6. Viewed 8 March 2017. A01709-14.)



C. Meriden Silver Plate Co. designs at leading auction houses

1870s

Mirror

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1875). "A silver-plated looking glass". Silver plate, glass. (Viewed 4 April 2016. B00095.)


late
19th c.

Centerpiece

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (late 19th century). Centerpiece. Silver plate, glass. (Viewed 6 April 2016. B00110.)

Figural napkin ring

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (late 19th century). Figural napkin ring. Silver plate. (Viewed 4 April 2016. A00317.)

Figural nut bowl

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (late 19th century). Figural nut bowl. Silver plate. (Viewed 8 May 2016. D00111.)


1920s

Seven-piece refreshment service

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (c. 1927). Seven-piece refreshment service. Chrome, wood. (Viewed 6 April 2016. B00111.)

Boston lighthouse cocktail shaker

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1927). Cocktail shaker in the form of the Boston lighthouse. Silver plate. (Viewed 6 April 2016. B00109.)

Cocktail shaker

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (1927). Cocktail shaker. Silver-plated metal and bakelite. (Viewed 9 April 2016. B00125.)

Cocktail shaker

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (after 1927). Cocktail shaker in the form of the "Boston Light". Silver plate. (Viewed 4 April 2016. B00097.)


n. d.

Cocktail shaker

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (undated). Lighthouse cocktail shaker. Silver plate. (Viewed 22 April 2016. B00135.)

Rectangular tea tray

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (undated). Rectangular tea tray. (Viewed 8 May 2016. D00112.)


D. Meriden Silver Plate Co. designs in exhibitions

1870s

10 May - 10 November 1876. Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia.

See: (1877). Souvenir of the Centennial exhibition [1876]: Connecticut’s representation at Philadelphia. [Core section: pp 99-111; also see exhibits list: pp. 124-27; Exhibitors include Meriden Silver Plate Company]. Geo. D. Curtis: Hartford, CT. (Viewed 25 June 2016. A00965-75.)


2000s

3 March - 1 October 2005. Alice Ballantine’s Victorian Wedding at Newark Museum, Newark, NJ. (Viewed 13 November 2016. AAA00426.)

  • Included in exhibition: MSPC’s late 19th c. jewelry box. Newark Museum accession no. 73.427. (See listing of object above.)

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

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


2010s

4 May - 23 September 2012; 28 January - 20 April 2014. Stories in sterling: Four centuries of silver in New York at the New York Historical Society, New York and the Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL. (Viewed 13 April 2017. A02202-04; A02768]

27 August - 18 December 2016; 12 February - 21 May 2017. JapanAmerica: Points of contact, 1876-1970 at Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. (Updated 22 January 2017. A01431-33; AAA00551-55.)

7 April - 20 August 2017; 30 September 2017 - 14 January 2018. The jazz age: American style in the 1920s at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York; and Cleveland Museum of Art. (Viewed 8 April 2017. A02036-39; A02766.)


Footnote:
[1] Meriden Silver Plate Co. was founded in 1869 and became a division of International Silver Company. [See (a) Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver, page 354. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press.] Viewed 16 May 2016. [A00666]



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