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.)


This compilation focuses on designs by Rogers, Smith & Co. and exhibitions including their work. For design catalogues and other historical information concerning Rogers, Smith & Co., click the link above. For comparable material about other Meriden-related Rogers silver and cutlery companies, see the Rogers section (under "B. ISC, predecessors and divisions") on the Design Meriden overview page.


A. Rogers, Smith & Co. - designs in museums, etc.

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1859). Pitcher. Silver. Accession no. 1981.0988. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC. Viewed 30 December 2016. [A01379]

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Rogers, Smith, & Co. (after 1856). Goblet. Accession no. 1967.57.5. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C09]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1859). Cup. Silver. Accession no. 2006.25.0. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C19]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1857-62). Caster set. Britannia metal and glass. (H) 15.25 x (D) 7.75 in. Accession no. 1998.1114A-F. Historical New England organization, Boston. Viewed 27 February 2017. [A01497]

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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. LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, LA - offline. Silverplate on copper and spleter base metal. Viewed 5 October 2016. [A01200; AAA00275-78]

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Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1860). Dish. Accession no. 1972.68.3. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C15]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1862-67). Loving cup. Accession no. 1973.115.0. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C16]

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Rogers, Smith & Co. (1857-77). Candlesticks (1, 2). Silver-plate. (H) 9 in. x (D) 5 in. Accession no. 1974.324A-B. Historical New England organization, Boston, MA. Viewed 11 June 2016. [A00773; A00776]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1857-77). Thirteen nutpicks. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13). Accession no. 1998.602.1-13. Historic New England organization, Boston, MA. Viewed 11 June 2016. [F00027-39]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1862-77). Syrup pitcher. Silver plate. Accession no. 56985. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC. Viewed 30 December 2016. [A01375]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1862-77). Teapot. Silver plate. Accession no. 56985. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC. Viewed 30 December 2016. [A01376]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1862-77). Cake basket. Silver plate. Accession no. 121578. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC. Viewed 30 December 2016. [A01377]

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Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1862-77). Jug. Accession no. 1949.13.7. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C08]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1862-77). Bowl. Accession no. 1967.100.0. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C11]

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Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1862-77). Goblet. Accession no. 1967.105.0. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C12]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1862-77). Cake Basket. Accession no. 1969.63.2. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C13]

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Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1862-77). Dish. Accession no. 1969.63.43. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C14]

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Rogers, Smith & Company. (1862-76). Cup. Silver electroplate on white metal. 3 7/8 x 4 11/16 x 3 1/4 in. Accession no. 1997.60.3. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 29 March 2017. [A01841]

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Rogers, Smith, & Co. (1862-77). Goblets. Accession no. 1967.99.0.1-.2. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C10]

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Rogers, Smith, & Co. (Patented 1869). Dish. 2 13/16 x 12 1/8 x 10 1/2 in. Accession no. 1984.72.214a-d. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C17]

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Meriden Britannia Company / Rogers, Smith & Company. (c. 1871). Coffeepot. Silverplate, ivory. Overall: 11 x 9 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. Accession no. 1988.83. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 29 March 2016. [B00057]

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Rogers, Smith & Company. (1870-78). Tilting ice pitcher. Silver plate. Various dimensions. Accession No: 1991-83-1a-c. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Viewed 22 March 2016. [B00022]

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Rogers, Smith & Company. (c. 1875). Teapot. Silver plate. 10 9/16 x 9 13/16 x 5 7/16 in. Accession no. 1986.56. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Viewed 22 March 2017. [AAA01765]

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Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1875). Egg cooker. Silver plate. Accession no. 162289. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC. Viewed 30 December 2016. [A01394]

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Rogers, Smith and Company. (1878). Coffee pot, part of tea and coffee service. Silver. 10 1/2 in. (height). Accession no: 1979.504a. The Art Institute of Chicago. Viewed 15 March 2016. [B00001]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith and Company. (1878). Teapot, part of tea and coffee Service. Silver. 8 1/4 in. (height). Accession no: 1979.504b. The Art Institute of Chicago. Viewed 18 March 2016. [B00003]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith and Company. (1878). Hot water kettle, part of tea and coffee set. Silver. 8 1/4 in. (height). Accession no: 1979.504c. The Art Institute of Chicago. Viewed 18 March 2016. [B00004]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith and Company. (1878). Sugar basin, part of tea and coffee service. Silver. 7 1/4 in. (height). Accession no: 1979.504d. The Art Institute of Chicago. Viewed 18 March 2016. [B00005]

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Rogers, Smith and Company. (1878). Cream pot, part of tea and coffee service. Silver. 6 in. (height). Accession no: 1979.504e. The Art Institute of Chicago. Viewed 18 March 2016. [B00006]

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Rogers, Smith and Company. (1878). Waste bowl, part of tea and coffee service. Silver. 4 in. (height). Accession no: 1979.504f. The Art Institute of Chicago. Viewed 18 March 2016. [B00007]

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Rogers, Smith and Company. (c. 1880). Card receiver. Electroplated nickel silver, gilt. 6 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. Accession no: 1984.67. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 22 March 2016. [B00032]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1880). Mug. (Search collection online.) Accession no. 1956.790. Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT. Viewed 27 March 2017. [A01807]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith & Company. (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. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Viewed 22 March 2017. [AAA01766]

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Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1887). Palladium Cup trophy. (Search collection online.) Metal. 24 3/4 x 17 1/2 x 14 in. Accession no. 1957.291. Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT. Viewed 28 April 2016. [D00078]

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Rogers, Smith and Company. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (floral design, mounted on wheels and pulled by a figurative goat). (H) 3 x (W) 4.75 x (D) 2.375 in. Accession no. 1996.81.28. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-022]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith and Company. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (floral design, with figurative eagle with outstretched wings). (H) 4 x (W) 4.25 x (D) 2.25 in. Accession no. 1996.81.31. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-025]

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Rogers, Smith & Co. / ISC. (1900-20). Cup (with embossed flowers and leaf design). (Search the collection). Silver plate. Accession no. 46.663. Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, OH. Viewed 10 April 2017. [A02115]

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Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Two-handled, oval tray (with engraved leaf design). (Search the collection). Accession no. 63.47.1. Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, OH. Viewed 10 April 2017. [A02132]

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Rogers, Smith, & Co. (undated). Coffee pot. Silver. Accession no. 2002.159.0. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C18]

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Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Cruet set. Silver and glass. (H) 10 1/2 x (D) 5 1/4 in. Accession no. 1980.9.1-.5. Historic New England organization, Boston. Viewed 27 February 2017. [A01498]

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Rogers, Smith and Company. (undated). Butter dish (with dome and swan finial). Silver; (H) 6.25 x (D) 5.875 in. Accession no. D1981.28.295. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-117]

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Rogers, Smith and Company. (undated). Creamer (on four high legs with engraved flowers). Silver; (H) 6.25 x (W) 6.50 x (D) 4.25 in. Accession no. D1981.28.280. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-109]

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Rogers, Smith and Company. (undated). Teapot (finial, masks at legs). Silver; (H) 7.625 x (W) 10.125 x (D) 6.0 in. Accession no. D1981.28.201. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-083]



B. Rogers, Smith & Co. designs at auction

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Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1870). Coffee pot and pair of goblets from the Mississippi steamer Robert E. Lee. Silver plate. (H) 12 1/4 x (W) 11 in. Christie’s New York - Maritime: Including a selection of globes and planetaria (31 JUL 2001). Viewed 5 January 2017. [A01437]

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Rogers, Smith & Co. (late 19th century). Jug. Pewter, formerly silverplated. (H) 10 1/4 in. Christie’s London - European works of art and sculpture (13 NOV 1991). Viewed 5 January 2017. [A01438]

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Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Sugar urn with cover. Bonhams San Francisco - Butterfields SOMA (16 MAR 2003). Viewed 5 January 2017. [A01439]

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Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Circular tray. (D) 12 in. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA sale (21 NOV 2004). Viewed 5 January 2017. [A01440]

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Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Circular cake basket with grape border and swing handle, and oval basket. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA sale (21 NOV 2004). Viewed 5 January 2017. [A01441]

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Rogers, Smith & Co. (undated). Pair of late 19th / early 20th Century novelty napkin rings. Christie’s London - Silver and plate (31 MAY 1995). Viewed 2 January 2017. [A01430]



C. Rogers, Smith & Co. designs in exhibitions

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(15 JAN 15 - 5 JUL 15)
Egyptian Revival: An everlasting allure. SFO Museum, San Francisco. [A00116]

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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. Courtesy University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries. Viewed 28 May 2017. Viewed 28 May 2017. [A02565-67]

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




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