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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. plate Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. coffee set Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. plate


Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. began operations in 1866. The company became part of the International Silver Company in 1899.


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A. Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. designs (founded 1866) in collections - hollowware (by year) [1]


1860s

c. 1866 - tea set

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1866). Tea set (coffee pot, teapot, sugar bowl, creamer). Silver (with English butterflies and flowers). (Accession no. D1981.28.81.1-4. Viewed 12 August 2016. AAA00053-168.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

c. 1866 - butter dish

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1866). Domed butter dish. (Accession no. D1981.28.159A-C. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-068.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

1866-80 - cruet stand and bottles

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1866-80). Cruet stand and bottles. White metal, electroplated. (Accession no. 1986.536.1-6. Viewed 10 October 2017. G01245.)

1866-89 - teapot and coffeepot

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1866-89). Teapot and coffeepot. Silver plate. (Object ID nos. 1968.049.46.1-.2. Viewed 18 July 2018. G02977-78).

c. 1866-90 - cake plate

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1866-90). Cake plate. (Accession no. 1990.153.2. Viewed 16 July 2016. AAA00034-23.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1866-98 - cruet set

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1866-98). Cruet set. Silver plate, glass. (Cat. ID no. 2010.37.15. Viewed 27 July 2018. H00012).

1866-99 - butter dish

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1866-99). Butter dish. Silver plate. (Accession no. 248268. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01380.)

1866-1900 - cream pitcher

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1866-1900). Cream pitcher. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 03470. Viewed 27 July 2018. H00024).

1867 - coffee urn

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1867). Coffee urn. Object no. 11112. Viewed 23 August 2018. J00059-23; J00060-61).

  • Offline - Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA.


1870s

1870 - beverage urn

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1870). Beverage urn. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1972.299. Viewed 31 March 2016. A00212.)

  • Offline - Cincinnati Art Museum.

c. 1870 - samovar

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1870). Samovar, with lion & male face motif. Silver plate. (Object no. 07380 a-c. Viewed 23 August 2018. J00059-15; J00060-61).

  • Offline - Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA.

c. 1870 - cake basket

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1870). Cake basket (round with chased birds & flowers, and chased rim with grapes and leaves). Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.13. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-058.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

c. 1870 - cruet stand

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1870). Revolving cruet stand. Silver plate. (Accession no. 53.270. Viewed 6 June 2017. A02601.)

c. 1870 - serving tray

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1870). Serving tray. Silverplated Britannia. [Accession no. H-17 (permanent collection). Viewed 7 June 2017. A02615.]

c. 1870-87 - coffee server

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1870-87). Coffee server. (Cat. no. 2007.05.01.aw. Viewed 3 July 2018. G02295-97).

1870-90 - syrup server

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1870-90). Syrup server, with hinged lid and known in the shape of a woman’s head with a bird-shaped helmut. Silver or silver plate. (Accession no. 2009.11. Viewed 27 August 2018. J00182-83).

c. 1875 - tea service

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1875). Three-piece tea service. Electroplated nickel silver. (Accession no. 1994.19.1.1-.3. Viewed 3 July 2016. A00481.)

c. 1875 - sugar bowl

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1875). Sugar bowl. Silver plate, red glass. (Cat. no. 1972.30.30.2. Viewed 9 July 2018. G02432-33).

c. 1875 - tea set

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1875). Tea set, with Egyptianesque decoration (teapot, coffee pot, sugar bowl and lid, and sugar bowl.) (Object no. 499.a-d. Viewed 6 July 2018. G02361).

c. 1875-85 - ice water pitcher

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1875-85). Ice water pitcher. Silver plate. (Object ID no. 1966.584. Viewed 18 July 2018. G02955).

c. 1875-95 - caster frame and six bottles

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1875-95). Caster frame and six bottles. Electro-plated white metal and lead glass. (Accession no. 1996.25.1.1-.7. Viewed 3 July 2016. A00609.)

c. 1877 - butter dish

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1877). Butter dish. Silver or silver plate. (Item ID no. 957.110.001a/b. Viewed 10 July 2018. G02498-99).

1879 - lidded sugar bowl

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1879). Lidded sugar bowl. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1967.98.0.4a,b. Viewed 16 July 2016. AAA00034-22.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

c. 1879 - flagon

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1879). Flagon. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 1963.048.002. Viewed 5 July 2018. G02267-69).

c. 1879 - communion cup

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1879). Communion cup. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 1963.048.001. Viewed 5 July 2018. G02264-66).

1879 - communion cup

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1879). Communion cup. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 1963.048.003. Viewed 5 July 2018. G02270-72).

1879 - spoon holder

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1879). Spoon holder. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1967.98.0.3. Viewed 16 July 2016. AAA00034-21.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1879 - two teapots

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1879). Two teapots. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1967.98.0.1-.2. Viewed 16 July 2016. AAA00034-20.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

c. 1879 - slop bowl

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1879). Slop bowl. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1949.13.3.3. Viewed 16 July 2016. AAA00034-19.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

c. 1879 - creamer

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1879). Creamer. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1949.13.3.2. Viewed 16 July 2016. AAA00034-18.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

c. 1879 - coffee urn

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1879). Coffee urn. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1949.13.3.1a-c. Viewed 16 July 2016. AAA00034-17.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

c. 1870s - napkin ring

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1870s). Napkin Ring. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1962.275. Viewed 31 March 2016. A00212.)

  • Offline - Cincinnati Art Museum.

1870s - coffee urn

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1870s). Coffee urn. Object no. 11485.4 a-c. Viewed 23 August 2018. J00059-24; J00060-61).

  • Offline - Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA.



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1880s

c. 1880 - card receiver

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1880). Card receiver. Silver- and gold-plated white metal. (Accession no. 2008.66.1. Viewed 3 July 2016. A00294.)

c. 1880 - butter pat

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1880). Butter pat. Gilt silver-plated metal. (Accession no. 1995-148-4. Viewed 1 January 2017. A01417.)

c. 1880 - butter pat

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1880). Butter pat. Gilt silver-plated metal. (Accession no. 1995-148-5. Viewed 1 January 2017. A01418.)

c. 1880 - butter pat

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1880). Butter pat. Gilt silver-plated metal. (Accession no. 1995-148-6. Viewed 1 January 2017. A01419.)

c. 1880 - jug

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1880). Jug. (Accession no. HD 58.202. Viewed 6 July 2018. G02332-33).

c. 1880 - cruet set

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1880). Cruet set. Silver plate, glass. (Cat. no. M-2016.Fic.065. Viewed 16 July 2018. G02894-96).

c. 1880 - sugar bowl and lid

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1880). Sugar bowl and lid. [Object ID no. 71.156.1.A(-B). Viewed 2 August 2018. H00168].

c. 1880 - figural napkin ring

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1880). Figural napkin ring (girl with drum). (Call no. AMER GRE (FLAT). Viewed 5 May 2017. A02360.)

c. 1880 - covered butter dish

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1880). Covered butter dish. Silver plate. (Accession no. G2011.28.01. Viewed 17 August 2018. L00565-03).

  • Offline - Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama.

c. 1880-90 - cake basket

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1880-90). Cake basket. Silver plate, gilt. (Viewed 21 April 2018. G02073.)

1880-90 - base to vase

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1880-90). Base to vase (Aesthetic style). Silver plate. (Accession no. JAGA 1292. Viewed 7 June 2017. A02617.)

1880-90 - pitcher

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1880-90). Pitcher. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.0338. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01381.)

1880-98 - ice water pitcher

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1880-98). Ice water pitcher. Silver plate. (Object ID no. 1957.013.02. Viewed 18 July 2018. G02957).

1881 - goblet

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1881). Goblet. Silver plate. (Object no. T0200.1967. Viewed 23 August 2018. J00059-26; J00060-61).

  • Offline - Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA.

c. 1885 - napkin ring

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1885). Napkin ring (with stork design, flowers and leaves). Silver; (Accession no. 1996.81.9. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-040.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

c. 1885 - napkin ring

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1885). Napkin ring (with leaf and lily pad design). (Accession no. 1996.81.35. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-029.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

c. 1887 - tilting ice water pitcher

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1887). Tilting ice water pitcher. Gilt metal. (Viewed 21 April 2018. G02072.)

1887 - cream pitcher

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1887). Cream pitcher. Silver plate. (Object ID no. 71.156.2. Viewed 2 August 2018. H00167).



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".



1890s

c. 1890 - nut dish

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1890). Nut dish. Sterling silver. (Accession no. G2012.40.503 A. Viewed 17 August 2018. L00565-04).

  • Offline - Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama.

c. 1890 - double pickle caster with fork

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1890). Double pickle caster with fork. Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.185A-F. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-077.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

c. 1891 - toothpick holder

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1891). Toothpick holder. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1996.85.29. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01620.)

c. 1891 - tilting water set

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1891). Tilting water set. Silver plate and ceramic. (Accession no. 1978.57a-d. Viewed 3 July 2016. A00264; A00282.) [2]

c. 1891 - epergne

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1891). Epergne. Electroplated silver, probably on britannia metal, enamel-decorated blown glass. (Accession no. 1990.87 A-B. Viewed 23 September 2016. AAA00200-04.)

  • Offline - High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

c. 1893 - plate

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1893). Plate (Columbian Exposition). Silver plate. (Accession no. 2006-93-2. Viewed 22 March 2016. B00028.)

c. 1895 - plate

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1895). Plate. Sterling silver, embossed. (Accession no. 1971.1438. Viewed 10 October 2017. G01249.)

1896 - football trophy

Simpson, Hall & Miller Co. (1896). Football trophy. (Object no. M2008.57.1.1-2. Viewed 24 April 2016. D00048.)

1898 - loving cup

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1898). Loving cup. Silver. (Object no. 1979.99. Viewed 10 June 2017. A02673.)

19th c. - salt cellar

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (late 19th c.) Salt cellar. Metal, glass. (Cat. no. 2011.298.2a-b. Viewed 5 July 2018. G02310-11).

late 19th c. - tazze, pair, fruit stands

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (late 19th century). Silver plate. (Registration no. A9621. Viewed 4 March 2017. A01572.)

late 19th c. - pitcher, stand and cup

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (late 19th century). Hinged-lid pitcher, with stand and spill cup. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1981.63A-C. Viewed 13 October 2016. AAA00330-33.)

  • Offline - Dayton Art Institute, Ohio.

late 19th c. - table elements

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (late 19th century). Table elements (condiment stand, vinegar cruet, pepper shaker, salt dish, salt spoon, butter plate). Silver, glass, mother of pearl. [Accession nos. 1996.81.10.1(-6). Viewed 12 August 2016. AAA00053-007(-012).]

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

late 19th c. - napkin ring

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (with figurative berry and dog design). Silver. (Accession no. 1996.81.34. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-028.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

late 19th c. - napkin ring

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (with figurative anchor and sailor boy design). Silver. (Accession no. 1996.81.21. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-018.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.



Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. became part of the International Silver Company in 1899. After this date, it is assumed that any design patents utilized by the Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. division or brand were assigned to the International Silver Company. (See the ISC historical documentation page).



1900s

c. 1900 - picture frame

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1900). Art Nouveau picture frame. Silver, velvet. (Accession no. 1985.936. Viewed 2 July 2017. AAA00570-76.)

c. 1900 - trophy

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1900). Trophy. (Object ID no. L985.D.048.001. Viewed 14 July 2018. G02682).

c. 1901 - trophy cup

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / (ISC). (c. 1901). Trophy cup. Silver plate. (Accession no. 48.289.34. Viewed 8 April 2017. A02016.)

1907 - loving cup, trophy

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / (ISC). (1907). Loving cup, trophy. Silver plate. (Object no. 1991.030.004a-b. Viewed 14 July 2018. G02719-20).


1910s

c. 1911 - coffee set

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / (ISC). (c. 1911). Coffee set. Silver plate, glass, wood. Accession no. 1999.20.1.1-.4. Viewed 20 March 2016. A00126.)


1920s

c. 1928 - Kintz-designed candlestick holders

Alfred G. Kintz for Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (designed 1928). "Ebb Tide" candlestick holders. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.107.1-2. Viewed 30 March 2016. A00355; B00060.)

1928 - Kintz-designed compote

Alfred G. Kintz for Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (1928). "Ebb Tide" compote. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.106. Viewed 30 March 2016. B00061.)

c. 1928 - Kintz-designed bowl

Alfred G. Kintz for Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (designed 1928). "Ebbtide" bowl. Silver. (Accession no. 2014.1404. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02375.)

1928 - Kintz-designed "Northern Lights" dish

Alfred G. Kintz for Simpson, Hall, Miller & Company / ISC. (1928). Dish, ’Northern Lights’ pattern, ’Spirit of today’ line". (Viewed 15 May 2018. AAA03001; AAA03022).

c. 1928 - Kintz-designed bowl

Alfred G. Kintz for Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (designed 1928). "Northern Lights" whipped cream bowl. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.22.1. Viewed 9 April 2016. A00349.)

c. 1928 - Kintz-designed bowl

Alfred G. Kintz for Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (designed 1928). "Northern Lights" bowl. Silver. (Accession no. 2014.1405. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02376.)

1928 - Kintz-designed compote

Alfred G. Kintz for Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (1928). "Tropical Sunrise" compote. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.103. Viewed 27 March 2016. A00176.)

c. 1928 - Kintz-designed bowl

Alfred G. Kintz for Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (designed 1928). "Tropical Sunrise" bowl. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.102. Viewed 1 April 2016. B00073.)

c. 1928 - Kintz-designed bowl

Alfred G. Kintz for Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (designed 1928). "Tropical Sunrise" bowl. Silver. (Accession no. 2014.1406. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02380.)

c. 1928 - Kintz-designed bonbon dish

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (c. 1928). Bonbon dish. Silver and rose quartz. (Accession no. 2002.29.55.A-B. Viewed 1 April 2016. B00076.)


1930s

c. 1931 - box

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (designed c. 1931). Box. Silver and mahogany. Accession no. 1994.230.A-B. (Viewed 1 April 2016. B00079.)

1935 - tea and coffee service

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (1935). Continental tea and coffee service. Silver, ivory. (Accession no. XX1990.539.1-4. Viewed 24 April 2016. D00063-66.)

c. 1937 - Stark-designed centerpiece

Frederick W. Stark for Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (designed c. 1937). Centerpiece. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.53. Viewed 23 March 2017. A01768.)


1950s

c. 1955 - Buchko-designed carafe

Edward S. Buchko for Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (designed 1955). Carafe. Silver, plastic, and wood. (Accession no. 1992.16.A-B. Viewed 4 April 2016. B00099.)

c. 1955 - Rittberg-designed pitcher

Curtis Rittberg for Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (designed c. 1955). Pitcher. Silver and plastic. (Accession no. 1994.224. Viewed 1 April 2016. B00078.)

1955 - pitcher

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (1955). Pitcher. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.76. Viewed 27 March 2016. A00175.)


1960s

c. 1963 - Young and Roy-designed coffee service

Stuart A. Young (designer) and Albert G. Roy (maker) for Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (designed 1963). Lunar" series coffee service. Silver and ebony. (Accession no. 2002.29.80.1.A-B; 2002.29.80.2; 2002.29.80.3.A-B. Viewed 1 April 2016. A00246-48.)


n. d.

n. d. - spoon holder

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Spoon holder. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 1971.40.75. Viewed 9 July 2018. G02430-31).

n. d. - christening cup

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Christening cup. (Object no. 42048. Viewed 6 July 2018. G02360).

19th c. - coffee and tea service

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (19th century). Coffee and tea service: coffee pot, teapot, sugar bowl. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 2006.33.8. Viewed 26 August 2018. J00169-72).

n. d. - cruet stand

American Silver Plate Co. / Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Cruet stand. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 2017.0034.002a. Viewed 12 July 2018. G02604-06).

n. d. - cup and saucer

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Cup and saucer. Silver plate. (Object ID no. 1962.141.3. Viewed 14 July 2018. G02681).

n. d. - commemorative plate

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Commemorative plate. Silver plate. (Object ID no. L990.D.086. Viewed 14 July 2018. G02703-04).

n. d. - napkin holder

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Napkin holder. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 1988.6.145. Viewed 14 July 2018. G02721-22).

n. d. - waste bowl with floral and geometric pattern

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Waste bowl with floral and geometric pattern. Sterling silver. (Cat. no. S6062. Viewed 20 July 2018. C00072-73).

n. d. - mug

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Mug. Silver. (Object ID no. 1986.004.7. Viewed 1 August 2018. H00147).

n. d. - mug

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Mug. Silver or silver plate. (Object ID no. 79.122.3. Viewed 2 August 2018. H00170).

n. d. - flask and screw cap / collapsible jigger, Art Nouveau style

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Flask and screw cap / collapsible jigger, Art Nouveau style. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 2484A,B. Viewed 20 August 2018. L00637-38).

n. d. - ampulla

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Ambulla. Silver. (Accession no. 25009. Viewed 21 September 2018. J00202).

n. d. - castor set

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Castor set. (Cat. no. FIC2009.04982a-e. Viewed 6 July 2018. G02331).

n. d. - teapot

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Teapot. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 5303. Viewed 8 July 2018. G02404).

n. d. - fruit bowl

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Fruit bowl. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 55-577. Viewed 8 July 2018. G02405).

n. d. - serving tray

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Serving tray. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 55-654. Viewed 8 July 2018. G02406).

n. d. - tray

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Tray. Silver plate. (Accession no. 66.112.5. Viewed 7 June 2017. A02623.)

n. d. - porringer

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Porringer. Silver plate. [Accession no. 64.18.1 (permanent collection. Viewed 7 June 2017. A02622.]

n. d. - powder box case

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Powder box case. Silver plate. (Call no. 1962.3.334B. Viewed 15 August 2018. L00504).

n. d. - vase

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Vase. Silver plate. (Accession no. H.1945.23.1. Viewed 10 June 2017. A02652.)

n. d. - water pitcher

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Water pitcher. (Object no. 09316. Viewed 23 August 2018. J00059-19; J00060-61).

  • Offline - Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA.

n. d. - collapsible cup

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Collapsible cup (with original box). (Accession no. 1956.27.0a,b. Viewed 16 July 2016. AAA00034-26.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

n. d. - teapot

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Teapot (with four tall legs and band of birds). Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.137. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-062.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

n. d. - flagon

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Flagon. Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.109. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-051.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

n. d. - butter dish

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Butter dish (dome, deer legs, sphinx finial). Silver plate; (Accession no. D1981.28.327A-C. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-127.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

n. d. - butter dish

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Butter dish (globe-shaped on stand, with chased flowers). Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.139A-B. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-063.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

n. d. - calling card tray

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Calling card tray (with chased floral decoration). Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.101. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-049.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.


B. Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. designs in collections - flatware


1860s

c. 1866 - tablespoon

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1866). Tablespoon. Silver. (Accession no. 49.66.5. Viewed 8 April 2017. A02010.)

1866-1900 - tablespoon

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1866-1900). Tablespoon. Silver. (Accession no. 34.100.1364. Viewed 8 April 2017. A02009.)


1870s

1878-93 - fish knife

Wm. Rogers / Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1878-93). Fish knife. Silver. (Accession no. 87.52.1. Viewed 6 April 2017. A01948.)

c. 1979 - dinner fork

Wm Rogers / Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (patented 1879). Dinner fork. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.71.14. Viewed 6 March 2017. A01661.)


1880s

c. 1881 - spoons, St. James pattern

Wm. Rogers / Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1881). Dessert spoon and egg spoon, St. James pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 88.112.11. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01634; A01636.)

1881-98 - child’s fork, St. James pattern

Wm. Rogers / Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1881-98). Child’s fork, St. James pattern. Silver or silver plate. Accession no. 1980.236.70. Viewed 27 July 2018. H00025).

1884-98 - teaspoon, Tipped pattern

Wm. Rogers / Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1884-98). Teaspoon, Tipped pattern. (Accession no. 1980.236.77. Viewed 27 July 2018. H00026).

1886 - four forks, Jewel pattern

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1886). Four forks, Jewel pattern. Silver. (Accession no. 1971.1512.1-4. Viewed 10 October 2017. G01246-48; G01250.)

  • Photos - Historic New England organization, Boston, MA (fork 1; 2; 3; 4).


1890s

1895-1910 - crumber

Simpson, Hall & Miller Co. / (ISC). (1895-1910). Crumber. Electroplated white metal. (Accession no. 2012.60.1. Viewed 3 July 2016. A00466.)

1897-99 - teaspoon

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1897-99). Teaspoon. Sterling silver. (Object no. 1997.062.0020. Viewed 25 August 2018. J00104).

c. 1898 - teaspoon

Wm. Rogers / Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (patented 1898). Teaspoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.71.4. Viewed 6 March 2017. A01656.)

c. 1898 - teaspoon

Wm. Rogers / Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1898). Teaspoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.71.6. Viewed 6 March 2017. A01657.)


1900s

n. d. - citrus spoon

William Rogers, Jr.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Citrus spoon, Cedric Pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1992.38. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01905.)

c. 1900 - souvenir spoon

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (c. 1900). Souvenir spoon (with views of Brooklyn). Silver. (Object no. 2009.28.126. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02700.)

c. 1903 - ladle, Frontenac pattern

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / International Silver Company. (c. 1903). Ladle, Frontenac pattern. Sterling silver. (Accession no. 1992.45.1. Viewed 26 August 2018. J00168).

c. 1905-10 - bonbon server

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Company / (ISC). (c. 1905-10). Bonbon server. (c. 1905-10). Sterling silver. (Accession no. 99.252. Viewed 12 November 2016. AAA00425-06.)

  • Offline - New Orleans Museum of Art.


1910s

c. 1911 - souvenir spoon

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (c. 1911). Souvenir spoon (with view of New York Pubic Library). Silver. (Object no. 2009.28.93. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02698.)

c. 1915 - teaspoon

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (c. 1915). Teaspoon. Silver. (Accession no. 2000.44. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01614.)


1920s

c. 1928 - Kintz-designed ladle

Alfred G. Kintz for Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (designed 1928). "Northern Lights" ladle. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.22.2. Viewed 7 March 2017. A01700.)


1930s

c. 1934 - Stark-designed flatware

Frederick W. Stark for Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (designed 1934). "Continental" flatware. Silver. (Accession no. 2000.400.1-5. Viewed 23 March 2017. A01769-73.)


1950s

c. 1959 - Pearson-designed flatware

Ronald Hayes Pearson for Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (designed 1959). "Vision" flatware. Silver. (Accession nos. 1995.124.1-4; 2005.54. Viewed 15 April 2017. A02216-20.)


n. d.

n. d. - berry spoon

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Berry spoon. (Accession no. MH 1997.14.132.d. Viewed 6 July 2018. G02358-59).

n. d. - fork

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Fork. (Accession no. 49.66.4. Viewed 15 April 2017. A02229.)

n. d. - soup ladle

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Soup ladle. Silver. (Accession no. 27219. Viewed 21 September 2018. J00203).

n. d. - teaspoon

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Teaspoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. H.1969.95.19. Viewed 13 August 2018. L00357).


C. Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. designs at leading auction houses


1890s

c. 1890 - wine bottle chariot

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1890). Wine bottle chariot. (Viewed 4 April 2016. A00318.)

c. 1895 - Japanese-style pitcher

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1895). Japanese-style pitcher. Silver. (Viewed 27 December 2016. A01344.)


late
19th c.

late 19th c. - 18 silver-gilt plates

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (late 19th century). Eighteen silver-gilt plates. (Viewed 15 July 2018. G02746).

late 19th c. - figural napkin ring

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (late 19th century). Figural napkin ring. Silver plate. (Viewed 4 April 2016. A00317.)


1900s

c. 1900 - pair of three-light candelabra

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1900). Pair of three-light candelabra. Silver. (Viewed 4 April 2016. A00316.)


1930s

c. 1934 - coffee and tea service

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (c. 1934). Modernist ’’Continental’’ six-piece coffee and tea service, model no. C342. (Viewed 7 May 2016. D00090.)


n. d.

n. d. - tray

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Victorian electroplated tray. (Viewed 27 April 2016. A00431.)

n. d. - spherical butter dish on stand

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Spherical butter dish on stand. Silver-plated. (Viewed 4 April 2016. A00320.)

n. d. - set of twelve silver bread dishes

American Silver Plate Co. (a division of Simpson, Hall, Miller and Co.). (undated). Set of twelve silver bread dishes. (Viewed 23 December 2016. A01321.) [3]


D. Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. designs in exhibitions


1860s

1869 - American Institute Fair, New York

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

> Unspecified designs exhibited by 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.".


1870s

1870 - American Institute Fair, New York

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

> "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 - American Institute Fair, New York

1871 (specific dates unknown.) The American Institute Fair, New York.

> Unspecified designs, "Silver-Plated Ware", exhibited by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.

1875 - American Institute Fair, New York

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

> Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. exhibited original designs in silver plate (unspecified).

1876 - Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia

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 including Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (Wallingford)]. 380 pp. Geo. D. Curtis: Hartford, CT. (Viewed 25 June 2016. A00965-75.)

"Simpson, Hall, Miller and Company... produced a special multi-faceted water cooler, holding twenty gallons. After the Fair ended, this piece was moved to Hartford... and now rests on a marble top table in the hall of the Connecticut House of Representative in the State Capitol Building."

— Edmund P. Hogan in The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities (1980), Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA, (p. 17). (See listing on SHMC design catalogues and documentation webpage.)

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). ["Bronze medal awarded to Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co."]. [AAA00588] [4]


1879-80 - Sydney International Exhibition, Australia

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

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


1880s

1880-81 - Melbourne International Exhibition, Australia

1 October 1880 - 30 April 1881. Melbourne International Exhibition, Australia.

See: (1880). Melbourne International Exhibition 1880; The official catalogue of the exhibits, with introductory notes of the countries exhibiting, v. II, second edition to the first issue. [American exhibits, including Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (Class 24.—Goldsmiths’ and Silversmiths’ Work, p. 235).] Viewed 26 June 2016. [A00997-1000]

SIMPSON, HALL, MILLER & CO.:
"Prize medal and Highest Awards at the Australian International Exhibition, Melbourne, 1880-81, in competition with the leading manufacturers of the world."

"As an evidence of the superiority of our wares, and the increased sale of them throughout all parts of the civilized world, we have the pleasure of informing our customers, that at the recent International Exhibition held at Melbourne, Australia, our wares, in competition with forty-four of the leading manufacturers of America, England, France, Germany, and other manufacturing states of Europe, were awarded the First Prize Medal and highest awards, by a jury of experts especially selected and qualified to abjudicate on metallurgy and electro-plating."

— p. 4; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1881). Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., manufacturers of the finest quality electro silver plated hollow ware: in great variety trade catalogue. (For more information, see SHMC design catalogues and historical information page.)

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). ["Silver medal awarded to Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. for plated wares"]. (Viewed 20 March 2017. AAA00588.) [4]


1888 - Inter-State Exposition, Chicago

5 September - 20 October 1888. Inter-State Exposition, Chicago. (Viewed 8 September 2018. L00729-30; L00733; L00746.)

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.

1888-89 - Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne

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

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


1890s

1893 - World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago

1 May - 30 October 1893. World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago.

> Unspecified "silverplated ware" exhibited by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.


1920s

1923 - Better Homes Exposition, Hartford

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

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Company / International Silver Company.

1925 - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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. (Viewed 25 August 2016. AAA00098.)

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.

1926-27 - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

4 December - 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. (Viewed 25 August 2016. AAA00095.)

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.


1970s

1971 - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

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

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

1975 - New York and Cranbrook exhibitions

3 venues: 1975. 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); second viewing at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (16 March - 20 April 1975). (Viewed 17 October 2016. AAA00361.)

1979-83 - Yale University Art Gallery travelling exhibition

13 venues: 1979-83. Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and other collections at Yale University. Viewed 3 July 2016. (A00137-38; A00264).

> Venues: Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX; Milwaukee Art Center; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; St. Louis Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Cleveland Museum of Art; Denver Art Museum; Tampa Museum of Art; The Detroit Institute of Arts; Winnipeg Art Gallery; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.


1980s

1983-84 - Yale University Art Gallery

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.

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


1990s

1994-95 - Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont

5 February 1994 - 13 March 1995. Back in style: Selections from the McFaddin-Ward House Reserve Collection at Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. (Viewed 15 February 2017. AAA00570-76.)

1994-95 - Dallas Museum of Art

6 November 1994 - 29 January 1995. Silver in America, 1840-1940: A century of splendor at the Dallas Museum of Art. Curated by Charles L. Venable. (Viewed 21 August 2016. AAA00075.)


2000s

2005-07 - Dallas Museum of Art travelling exhibition

5 venues: 2005-07. Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design. (Viewed 21 March 2016. A00140.)

> 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

2012, 2014 - New York and Palm Beach exhibitions

2 venues: 2012, 2014. 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, FL (28 January - 20 April 2014). (Viewed 13 April 2017. A02202-04; A02768]

2017-18 - Cooper-Hewitt exhibition

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

> Exhibited designs - Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1880). Butter pat. Gilt silver-plated metal; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1880). Butter pat. Gilt silver-plated metal. (Cooper Hewitt collection, see both designs above).


Footnotes:
[1] Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., Wallingford, was founded in 1866, was acquired by the International Silver Company in 1899. [See (a) Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver, page 355. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press; and (b) "A Guide to the International Silver Company Records, 1853-1921". University of Connecticut university libraries website.] Viewed 16 May 2016. [A00660 and A00666]

[2] Photo of design (page 277) in: Burke, Doreen Bulger et al. In pursuit of beauty: Americans and the Aesthetic Movement, (1986). Published in conjunction with exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), (page 276). ISBN: 0-87099-467-0. The New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art / Rizzoli. Viewed 3 July 2016. [A00981]

[3] See Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. See worldcat.org for locations. Viewed 23 December 2016. [DM]. American Silverplate Company is identified as a division of the Simpson, Hall, Miller and Co. concerning the marketing of toiletware c. 1894-86, (pp. 141-42).

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



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