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

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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 [1]

1860s

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.

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.

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.)

Butter dish

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


1870s

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.

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.

Cruet stand

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

Beverage urn

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

  • Offline - Cincinnati Art Museum.

Serving tray

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

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.)

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


1880s

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.)

Butter pat

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

Butter pat

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

Butter pat

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

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.)

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.)

Pitcher

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

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.

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.

Tilting ice water pitcher

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1887). Tilting ice water pitcher. Gilt metal. (Viewed 16 March 2016. A00110.)


1890s

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.

Toothpick holder

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

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]

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.

Plate

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

Plate

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

Football trophy

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

Loving cup

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

Tazze, pair, fruit stands

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

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.

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.

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.

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.



1900s

Picture frame

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

Trophy cup

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


1910s

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

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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

Box

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

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.)

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

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.)

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.)

Pitcher

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


1960s

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.

Tray

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

Porringer

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

Vase

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Tablespoon

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

Tablespoon

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


1870s

Fish knife

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

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

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.)

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

Crumber

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

Teaspoon

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

Teaspoon

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


1900s

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.)

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.)

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

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.)

Teaspoon

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


1920s

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

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

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.

Fork

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


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


1890s

Wine bottle chariot

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

Japanese-style pitcher

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


late
19th c.

Figural napkin ring

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


1900s

Pair of three-light candelabra

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


1930s

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.

Tray

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

Spherical butter dish on stand

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

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 (specific dates unknown). American Institute fair, New York.

See: (1870). Thirtieth annual report of the American Institute, of the City of New York, for the year 1869-70. [Exhibitors include "Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., 19 John street, New York, [award] for plated ware. Second medal and diploma", (p. 24).] Albany: The Argus Company, Printers. (Viewed 4 June 2017. A02589-92; AAA00588.)


1870s

1870 (specific dates unknown.) The American Institute fair, New York.

See: (1871). Thirty-first annual report of the American Institute, of the City of New York, for the year 1870-71. [Exhibitors (p. 27) include: "Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., 19 John street, (award) for silver plated ware. Second premium".] (Viewed 4 June 2017. A02588-89.)

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

See: (1872). Thirty-second annual report of the American Institute, of the City of New York, for the year 1871-72. [Exhibitors (p. 28) include Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.] Albany: The Argus Company, Printers. (Viewed 4 June 2017. A02586-87.)

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]

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

See: Commission of the United States. (1879). Sydney International Exhibition: United States Court - Official catalogue of exhibits. (For Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., see p. 9.) (Viewed 2 March 2017. A01524-27.)


1880s

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]

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

See: (1889). Reports of the United States Commissioners to the Centennial International Exhibition at Melbourne, 1888. Washington: Government Printing Office. 487 pp. (Viewed 20 March 2017. A01761-62.)

" [Other companies,] and the choice display of electroplated ware by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., of Wallingford, occupy the most prominent places in the main building, immediately under the principal dome and adjoining the entrance to the concern hall, the general point of rendezvous for friends and families visiting the Exhibition", (p. 130, excerpt from above.)

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). Companies include: Simpson, Hall, Miller & Company. ["Silver medal awarded".] (Viewed 20 March 2017. AAA00588.) [4]


1920s

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.)

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.)


1970s 22 November - 26 December 1971. Art Nouveau: a loan exhibition at the Virginia Museum on display from November 22 to December 26, 1971 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. (Viewed 13 April 2017. A02200-01; AAA00590. DM.)

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. (Viewed 17 October 2016. AAA00361.)

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).

> 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.


1990s

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.)

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

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]


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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