Rogers, Smith & Co. silver design in museums, at auction, and in exhibitions (2016)

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Click the following link to see a quick, historical summary of Rogers, Smith & Co. from 1852 to the acquisition by the International Silver Company. (See second paragraph.)


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A. Rogers, Smith & Co. - designs in museums, etc. (by year)


1850s

1856-99 - spoon

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1856-1899). Spoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. X96.7. Viewed 28 August 2017. G00077.)

after 1856 - goblet

Rogers, Smith, & Co. (after 1856). Goblet. (Accession no. 1967.57.5. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C09.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1857-62 - caster set

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1857-62). Caster set. Britannia metal and glass. (Accession no. 1998.1114A-F. Viewed 27 February 2017. A01497.)

1857-77 - flagon

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1857-77). Flagon. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 2008.109.022. Viewed 5 July 2018. G02261-62).

1857-77 - candlestick holders

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1857-77). Candlestick holders. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1974.324A-B. Viewed 11 June 2016. A00773; A00776.)

  • Historical New England organization, Boston (Holder 1, 2).

1857-77 - thirteen nutpicks

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1857-77). Thirteen nutpicks. (Accession no. 1998.602.1-13. Viewed 11 June 2016. F00027-39.)

1857-90 -ten butter knives

Possibly Rogers, Smith & Co. (1857-90). Ten butter knives. Silver. (Accession no. 1998.606.1-10. Viewed 25 August 2017. G00044-53.)

c. 1858-61 - tea service

Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1858-61). Tea Service (tea urn, tea pot, sugar bowl, cream pitcher, and waste bowl). (Accession no. 91.9.1-5. Silverplate on copper and base metal. Viewed 5 October 2016. A01200; AAA00275-78.)

  • Offline - LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, LA.

1859 - cup

Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1859). Cup. Silver. (Accession no. 2006.25.0. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C19.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

c. 1859 - pitcher

Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1859). Pitcher. Silver. (Accession no. 1981.0988. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01379.)



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1860s

1860 - dish

Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1860). Dish. (Accession no. 1972.68.3. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C15.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1860-1900 - teapot

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1860-1900). Teapot. Silver plate. (Object ID no. 1982.107.2089. Viewed 14 July 2018. G02709-10).

c. 1862-65 - egg boiler, used by Jefferson Davis

Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1862-65). Egg boiler, used by Jefferson Davis. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 0985.07.00157. Viewed 10 July 2018. G02484-87).

1862-67 - loving cup

Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1862-67). Loving cup. (Accession no. 1973.115.0. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C16.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1862-76 - cup

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1862-76). Cup. Silver electroplate on white metal. (Accession no. 1997.60.3. Viewed 29 March 2017. A01841.)

1862-77 - syrup pitcher

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1862-77). Syrup pitcher. Silver plate. (Accession no. 56985. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01375.)

1862-77 - teapot

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1862-77). Teapot. Silver plate. (Accession no. 56985. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01376.)

1862-77 - cake basket

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1862-77). Cake basket. Silver plate. (Accession no. 121578. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01377.)

1862-77 - jug

Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1862-77). Jug. (Accession no. 1949.13.7. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C08.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1862-77 - bowl

Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1862-77). Bowl. (Accession no. 1967.100.0. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C11.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1862-77 - goblet

Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1862-77). Goblet. (Accession no. 1967.105.0. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C12.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1862-77 - cake basket

Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1862-77). Cake Basket. (Accession no. 1969.63.2. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C13.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1862-77 - dish

Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1862-77). Dish. (Accession no. 1969.63.43. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C14.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1862-77 - goblets

Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1862-77). Goblets. (Accession no. 1967.99.0.1-.2. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C10.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

c. 1865 - stein

Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1865). Stein, Hotel Atheneum. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 2004.11.07.jt. Viewed 3 July 2018. G02176-80).

c. 1865 - ceremonial plate

Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1865). Ceremonial plate. Silver, copper. (Accession no. HD L85.03. Viewed 6 July 2018. G02334).

c. 1868 - water pitcher

Rogers, Smith & Co. / Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1868). Water pitcher. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 2004.11.07.kb. Viewed 3 July 2018. G02171-75).

patented 1868 - water pitcher

Probably Rogers, Smith & Co. (patented 1868). Water pitcher. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 1959.115.1. Viewed 16 July 2018. G02859-60).

1868-75 - water pitcher

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1868-75). Water pitcher. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 1961.006.01. Viewed 16 July 2018. G02856-58).

c. 1869 - fish plate

Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1869). Fish plate. Sterling silver. (Cat. no. 1998.225. Viewed 10 July 2018. G02494).

c. 1869 - vegetable dish

Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1869). Vegetable dish. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 1988.1048 A-C. Viewed 10 July 2018. G02497).

c. 1869 - dish

Rogers, Smith, & Co. (Patented 1869). Dish. (Accession no. 1984.72.214a-d. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C17.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

mid-19th c. - syrup jug

Rogers, Smith & Co. (mid-19th century). Syrup jug. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 1997.032. Viewed 10 July 2018. G02495-96).


1870s

1870-78 - tilting ice pitcher

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1870-78). Tilting ice pitcher. Silver plate. (Accession No: 1991-83-1a-c. Viewed 22 March 2016. B00022.)

c. 1870-90 - pickle jar

Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1870-90). Pickle jar. (See signatures: Metal holder stamped "Rogers, Smith & Co., Meriden, Conn."). Pressed purple marble glass, metal. (Accession no. 46.140.768a–d. Viewed 22 March 2017. AAA01766.)

c. 1871 - coffeepot

Rogers, Smith & Co. / Meriden Britannia. (c. 1871). Coffeepot. Silverplate, ivory. (Accession no. 1988.83. Viewed 29 March 2016. B00057.)

c. 1875 - teapot

Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1875). Teapot. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1986.56. Viewed 22 March 2017. AAA01765.)

c. 1875 - egg cooker

Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1875). Egg cooker. Silver plate. (Accession no. 162289. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01394.)

1875-80 - coffee and tea set

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1875-80). Coffee and tea set. Silver plate. (Accession nos. 1969.696.1-5. Viewed 28 August 2017. G00070-74.)

1875-1900 - caster

Rogers, Smith & Company. (1875-1900). Caster. Silver, glass and wood. (Object no. H 34522. Viewed 30 June 2018. A03023).

1875-1900 - goblet

Rogers, Smith & Company. (1875-1900). Goblet. Electroplated silver. (Object no. H 34499. Viewed 30 June 2018. A03028).

1878 - tea and coffee service

Rogers, Smith and Co. (1878). Tea and coffee service. Silver. (Accession nos. 1979.504a-f. Viewed 18 March 2016. B00001; B00003-07.)


1880s

c. 1880 - card receiver

Rogers, Smith and Co. (c. 1880). Card receiver. Electroplated nickel silver, gilt. (Accession no: 1984.67. Viewed 22 March 2016. B00032.)

c. 1880 -mug

Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1880). Mug. (Accession no. 1956.790. Viewed 27 March 2017. A01807.)

1881 - two drinking beakers

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1881). Two drinking beakers. Silver or silver plate. [Cat nos. 1904.25.2(-3). Viewed 2 July 2018. G02130-31).

c. 1886 - fireman’s trophy

Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1886). Fireman’s trophy. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 2002.102. Viewed 10 July 2018. G02488-89).

c. 1887 - trophy

Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1887). Palladium Cup trophy. Metal. (Accession no. 1957.291. Viewed 28 April 2016. D00078.)


1890s


Part of Meriden Britannia, Rogers, Smith & Co. also became part of the International Silver Company in 1898. After this date, it is assumed that any design patents utilized by the Rogers, Smith & Co. division or brand were assigned to the International Silver Company. (See the ISC historical documentation page).



late
19th c.

late 19th c. - napkin ring

Rogers, Smith and Co. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (floral design, mounted on wheels and pulled by a figurative goat). (Accession no. 1996.81.28. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-022.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

late 19th c. - napkin ring

Rogers, Smith and Co. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (floral design, with figurative eagle with outstretched wings). (Accession no. 1996.81.31. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-025.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.


1900s

c. 1900 - serving ladle

Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1900). Serving ladle. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 2016-004-024. Viewed 17 July 2018. G02901-02).

1900-20 - cup

Rogers, Smith & Co. / International Silver Company. (1900-20). Cup (with embossed flowers and leaf design). Silver plate. (Accession no. 46.663. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02115.)

c. 1909 - loving cup

Rogers, Smith & Co. / International Silver Company. (c. 1909). Loving cup. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 1993.126.001. Viewed 10 July 2018. G02490-91).


n. d.

n. d. - teapot with toed feet

Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Teapot with toed feet. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 2000.21.28. Viewed 8 July 2018. G02374-75).

n. d. - sugar bowl

Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Sugar bowl. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 2000.21.29a-b. Viewed 8 July 2018. G02376-77).

n. d. - cream pitcher

Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Cream pitcher. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 2000.21.30. Viewed 8 July 2018. G02378-79).

n. d. - pickle caster

Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Pickle caster. (Cat. no. 2017.111.83a-d. Viewed 5 July 2018. G02263-64).

n. d. - cruet set

Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Cruet set. Silver and glass. (Accession no. 1980.9.1-.5. Viewed 27 February 2017. A01498.)

n. d. - caster set

Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Caster set. Silver plate, glass. (Cat. no. 0985.13.01192. Viewed 10 July 2018. G02492-93).

n. d. - cake tray

Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Cake tray. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 6600. Viewed 17 July 2018. G02884).

n. d. - tray

Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Two-handled, oval tray (with engraved leaf design). (Accession no. 63.47.1. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02132.)

n. d. - coffee pot

Rogers, Smith, & Co. (undated). Coffee pot. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.159.0. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C18.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

n. d. - butter dish

Rogers, Smith and Co. (undated). Butter dish (with dome and swan finial). Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.295. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-117.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

n. d. - creamer

Rogers, Smith and Co. (undated). Creamer (on four high legs with engraved flowers). Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.280. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-109.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

n. d. - teapot

Rogers, Smith and Co. (undated). Teapot (finial, masks at legs). Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.201. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-083.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.



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



B. Rogers, Smith & Co. designs at auction


1870s

c. 1870 - coffee pot and pair of goblets

Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1870). Coffee pot and pair of goblets from the Mississippi steamer Robert E. Lee. Silver plate. (Viewed 5 January 2017. A01437.)

mid-late 19th c. - asparagus server

Rogers, Smith & Co. (mid-late 19th century). Asparagus server. (Viewed 15 July 2018. G02750).


late
19th c.

late 19th c. - jug

Rogers, Smith & Co. (late 19th century). Jug. Pewter, formerly silverplated. (Viewed 5 January 2017. A01438.)


n. d.

n. d. - sugar urn with cover

Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Sugar urn with cover. (Viewed 5 January 2017. A01439.)

n. d. - circular tray

Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Circular tray. (Viewed 5 January 2017. A01440.)

n. d. - cake basket

Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Circular cake basket with grape border and swing handle, and oval basket. (Viewed 5 January 2017. A01441.)

n. d. - pair of napkin rings

Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Pair of late 19th / early 20th Century novelty napkin rings. (Viewed 2 January 2017. A01430.)


C. Rogers, Smith & Co. designs in exhibitions


1860s

1867 - exhibition

1867 (specific dates unknown). The American Institute Fair, New York.

See: (1868). Annual report of the American Institute, of the City of New York, for the year 1867-68. (Viewed 28 May 2017. A02565-67.)

> Exhibited unspecified designs by "Rogers, Smith & Co., George H. Kitchen & Co., agents, 591 Broadway, for plated ware. Third medal and a diploma", (p. 32, source above).


2010s

15 January - 5 July 2015. Egyptian Revival: An everlasting allure at SFO Museum, San Francisco. (Viewed 18 March 2016. A00116.)



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