Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. designs in collections, at auction, and in exhibitions (2016)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (founded 1866) designs in collections, at auction, and in exhibitions [1]

A. Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. designs in collections

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1866). Tea set (coffee pot, teapot, sugar bowl, creamer). Silver (with English butterflies and flowers); (H) 7.875 x (W) 10.0 x (D) 5.375 in. Accession no. D1981.28.81.1-4. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 12 August 2016. [AAA00053-168]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1866). Domed butter dish. (H) 14.625 x (W) 8.062 in. Accession no. D1981.28.159A-C. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-068]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1870). Cake basket (round with chased birds & flowers, and chased rim with grapes and leaves). Silver; (D) 10 in. Accession no. D1981.28.13. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-058]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1866-90). Cake plate. Accession no. 1990.153.2. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 16 July 2016. [AAA00034-23]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1870). Beverage Urn. Silver plate. (H) (with cover) 20 1/2 in. Accession no. 1972.299. Cincinnati Art Museum. Offline; processed 31 March 2016. [A00212].

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1870s). Napkin Ring. Silver plate, 4 x 3 1/2 in. Accession no. 1962.275. Cincinnati Art Museum. Offline; processed 31 March 2016. [A00212].

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1875). Three piece tea service. Electroplated nickel silver. Variable dimensions. Accession no. 1994.19.1.1-.3. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 3 July 2016. [A00481]

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1879). Lidded sugar bowl. Silver plate. (H) 10 1/2in. Accession no. 1967.98.0.4a,b. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 16 July 2016. [AAA00034-22]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1879). Spoon Holder. Silver plate. (H) 6 1/4 in. Accession no. 1967.98.0.3. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 16 July 2016. [AAA00034-21]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1879). Two teapots. Silver plate. Accession no. 1967.98.0.1-.2. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 16 July 2016. [AAA00034-20]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1879). Slop bowl. Silver plate. Accession no. 1949.13.3.3. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 16 July 2016. [AAA00034-19]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1879). Creamer. Silver plate. Accession no. 1949.13.3.2. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 16 July 2016. [AAA00034-18]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1879). Coffee urn. Silver plate. Accession no. 1949.13.3.1a-c. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 16 July 2016. [AAA00034-17]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1880). Card receiver. Silver- and gold-plated white metal. 8 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. Accession no. 2008.66.1. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 3 July 2016. [A00294]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1885). Napkin ring (with stork design, flowers and leaves). Silver; (H) 4.5 x (W) 3.25 x (D) 2 in. Accession no. 1996.81.9. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-040]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1885). Napkin ring (with leaf and lily pad design). (H) 2.5 x (W) 3.75 x (D) 3.125 in. Accession no. 1996.81.35. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-029]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1875-95). Caster frame and six bottles. Electro-plated white metal and lead glass. 14 9/16 x 12 3/8 x 5 5/16 in. Accession no. 1996.25.1.1-.7. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 3 July 2016. [A00609]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1887). Tilting ice water pitcher. Gilt metal. 22 1/2 x 17 x 10 1/2 in. Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute museum, Utica, NY. Viewed 16 March 2016. [A00110]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1890). Double pickle caster with fork. Silver; variable dimensions. Accession no. D1981.28.185A-F. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-077]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1891). Tilting water set. Silverplate and ceramic. (H) 23 3/4 in. Accession no. 1978.57a-d. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 3 July 2016. [A00264; A00282] [2]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1891). Epergne. Electroplated silver, probably on britannia metal, enamel-decorated blown glass. 18 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Accession no. 1990.87 A-B. High Museum of Art, Atlanta - offline. Viewed 23 September 2016. [AAA00200-04]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1893). Plate. Silverplate. 9 in. diameter. Accession no. 2006-93-2. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Viewed 22 March 2016. [B00028]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall & Miller Co. (1896). Football trophy. 42.8 cm high. Object no. M2008.57.1.1-2. McCord Museum, Montréal. Viewed 24 April 2016. [D00048]

simpson hall miller and company

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

simpson hall miller and company

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; variable dimensions. Accession nos. 1996.81.10.1(-6). Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 12 August 2016. [AAA00053-007(-012)]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (with figurative berry and dog design). Silver; (H) 3.125 x (W) 3.25 x (D) 1.75 in. Accession no. 1996.81.34. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-028]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson Hall Miller & Co. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (with figurative anchor and sailor boy design). Silver; (H) 3.25 x (W) 2.75 x (D) 2 in. Accession no. 1996.81.21. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-018]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall & Miller Co. (1895-1910). Crumber. Electroplated white metal. 2 7/8 x 10 1/2 x 15/16 in. Accession no. 2012.60.1. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 3 July 2016. [A00466]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1911). Coffee set. Silverplate, glass, wood. Various dimensions. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 20 March 2016. [A00126]

simpson hall miller and company

Alfred G. Kintz for International Silver Company / Simpson, Hall, Miller & Company. (designed 1928). "Ebb Tide" candlesticks (1, 2). Silver. (L) 7 1/8 x (D) 3 1/4 in. Accession no. 2002.29.107.1-2. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 30 March 2016. [A00355; B00060]

simpson hall miller and company

Alfred G. Kintz for International Silver Company / Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1928). "Ebb Tide" compote. Silver. (H) 6 3/8 x (D) 7 3/8 in. Accession no. 2002.29.106. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 30 March 2016. [B00061]

simpson hall miller and company

Alfred G. Kintz for International Silver Company / Simpson, Hall, Miller and Co. (designed 1928). "Tropical Sunrise" bowl. Silver. 2 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 10 in. Accession no. 2002.29.102. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 1 April 2016. [B00073]

simpson hall miller and company

Alfred G. Kintz for International Silver Company / Simpson, Hall, Miller and Company. (1928). "Tropical Sunrise" compote. Silver; 6 1/4 (H) x 7 in. (D). Accession no. 2002.29.103. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 27 March 2016. [A00176]

simpson hall miller and company

Alfred G. Kintz for Simpson, Hall, Miller and Company / International Silver Co. (designed 1928). "Northern Lights" whipped cream bowl. Silver. 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. Accession no. 2002.29.22.1. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 9 April 2016. [A00349]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller and Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1928). Bonbon dish. Silver and rose quartz. (H) 7 3/4 in. x (D) 5 in. Accession no. 2002.29.55.A-B. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 1 April 2016. [B00076]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller and Company / International Silver Company. (designed c. 1931). Box. Silver and mahogany. 3 5/8 x 7 1/16 x 5 1/8 in. Accession no. 1994.230.A-B. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 1 April 2016. [B00079]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., a division of the International Silver Company. (1935). Continental tea and coffee service (creamer; sugar bowl; teapot; coffeepot). Silver, ivory. Accession no. XX1990.539.1-4. Wolfsonian FIU, Miami Beach. Viewed 24 April 2016. [D00063-66]

simpson hall miller and company

Edward S. Buchko for Simpson, Hall, Miller and Company / International Silver Company. (designed 1955). Carafe. Silver, plastic, and wood. (H)10 in. x (D) 5 1/4 in. Accession no. 1992.16.A-B. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 4 April 2016. [B00099]

simpson hall miller and company

Curtis Rittberg for Simpson, Hall, Miller and Company / International Silver Company. (designed c. 1955). Pitcher. Silver and plastic. 8 1/4 × 6 3/4 × 5 in. Accession no. 1994.224. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 1 April 2016. [B00078]

simpson hall miller and company

International Silver Company / Simpson, Hall, Miller and Company. (1955). Pitcher. Silver; 10 1/4 x 7 x 5 1/4 in. Accession no. 2002.29.76. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 27 March 2016. [A00175]

simpson hall miller and company

Stuart A. Young (designer) and Albert G. Roy (maker) for International Silver Company / Simpson, Hall, Miller and Company. (designed 1963). Lunar" series (coffeepot; creamer; sugar bowl). Silver and ebony. 11 3/8 x 8 3/8 x 4 in. Accession no. 2002.29.80.1.A-B; 2002.29.80.2; 2002.29.80.3.A-B. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 1 April 2016. [A00246-48]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Teapot (with four tall legs and band of birds). Silver plate; (H) 11.25 in. Accession no. D1981.28.137. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-062]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Flagon. Silver plate; (H) 14.75 in. Accession no. D1981.28.109. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-051]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Butter dish (dome, deer legs, sphinx finial). Silver plate; (H) 6.75 x (W) 6.75 x (D) 6.0 in. Accession no. D1981.28.327A-C. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-127]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Butter dish (globe-shaped on stand, with chased flowers). Silver plate. (H) 14.5. Accession no. D1981.28.139A-B. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-063]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Calling card tray (with chased floral decoration). Silver; (H) 4.375 x (W) 6.50 x (D) 6.75 in. Accession no. D1981.28.101. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-049]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Collapsible cup (with original box). Accession no. 1956.27.0a,b. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 16 July 2016. [AAA00034-26]



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

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1890). Wine bottle chariot. (L) 15 1/2 x (H) 12 1/2 in. Christie’s London - Christie’s interiors— including Russian silver, ceramics and works of art (15 DEC 2010). Viewed 4 April 2016. [A00318]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (late 19th century). Figural napkin ring. Silver-plate. Christie’s New York - The house sale (20-21 DEC 2006). Viewed 4 April 2016. [A00317]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall & Miller. (c. 1900). Three-light candelabra (pair). Silver. (H) 18 in. Christie’s New York - Important American furniture, folk art, silver prints and... (15-16 JAN 2004). Viewed 4 April 2016. [A00316]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall, Miller Division, International Silver Company. (c. 1934). Modernist ’’Continental’’ six-piece coffee and tea service, model no. C342. Sotheby’s New York - Important 20th century design (18 DEC 2004). Viewed 7 May 2016. [D00090]

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). Victorian electroplated tray. (L) 21 in. Bonhams - Los Angeles Sunset Estate Auction (24-25 OCT 2010). Viewed 27 April 2016. [A00431]

simpson hall miller and company

Simpson, Hall & Miller. (undated). Spherical butter dish on stand. Silver-plated. Sotheby’s New York - The house sale (6-7 SEP 2006). Viewed 4 April 2016. [A00320]



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

simpson hall miller and company

(5 venues: 2005 - 2007).
Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design. Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; Dallas Museum of Art (see photos of the exhibition); The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, FL; The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN. Viewed 21 March 2016. [A00140]

simpson hall miller and company

(6 November 1994 - 29 January 1995).
Silver in America, 1840-1940: A century of splendor. Curated by Charles L. Venable. (With book / exhibition catalogue.) Viewed 21 August 2016. [AAA00075]

simpson hall miller and company

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

simpson hall miller and company

(17 January - 2 March 1975; 16 March - 20 April 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; second viewing at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Exhibition catalogue courtesy American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN. Viewed 17 October 2016. [AAA00361]

simpson hall miller and company

(4 DEC 1926 - 5 JAN 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 . (Link to catalogue above.) Viewed 25 August 2016. [AAA00095]

simpson hall miller and 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. (Link to catalogue above, courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art.) Viewed 25 August 2016. [AAA00098]

simpson hall miller and company

(1 October 1880 - 30 April 1881)
Melbourne International Exhibition. 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."

— page 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. Connecticut Historical Society call no. F974.62 W212 si 1881 - offline. (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 20 April 2016. [A00979; C00001-21]

simpson hall miller and company

(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. Courtesy University of Connecticut Libraries. Viewed 25 June 2016. [A00965-75]



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]



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