Wilcox & Evertsen designs in collections, at auction, in exhibitions, design catalogues and historical information

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"WILCOX & EVERTSEN, New York, Meriden, and Wallingford, Conn.
The firm of Wilcox & Evertsen silversmiths in New York were successors to Rowan & Wilcox, who started under that name the latter part of 1889. In 1892, the name was changed to Wilcox & Evertsen, the firm being composed of Robert M. Wilcox and Henry H. Evertsen. In 1896, Wilcox & Evertsen was bought by the Meriden Britannia Co, and moved to Meriden... [In 1898, Meriden Britannia Co. became part of the International Silver Company.]

— Edmund P. Hogan in An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company (1977), pp. 165-66. (See entry below.)



A. Wilcox & Evertsen designs in collections (by year) [1]


Wilcox & Evertsen; predecessor: Rowan & Wilcox.


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1890s


In 1896, Wilcox & Evertsen was bought by the Meriden Britannia Co, and moved to Meriden.



1897-99 - set of teaspoons

Wilcox & Evertsen. (1897-99). Set of teaspoons. Sterling silver. (Object no. 1997.062.0024. Viewed 25 August 2018. J00103).



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



1900s

c. 1905 - souvenir spoon

Wilcox & Evertsen / International Silver Co. (c. 1905). Souvenir spoon (with depiction of Golden Gate and Yosemite). Object no. H91.27.11. Viewed 22 July 2020. J00509).


1920s

1928 - pepper shaker

Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts / International Silver Company. (1928). Pepper shaker set number 591. Silver and bakelite. (Accession no. 2009.11.3.2. Viewed 8 April 2016. B00116.)

1928 - salt shaker

Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts / ISC. (1928). Salt shaker set number 591. Silver and Bakelite. (Accession no. 2009.11.3.1. Viewed 24 April 2016. A00427.)

c. 1928 - sugar bowl

Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts / ISC. (designed 1928). Sugar bowl. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.110.3. Viewed 9 April 2016. A00347.)

1928 - compote

Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts / ISC. (1928). Compote number 331. (Accession no. 2009.11.2. Silver. Viewed 31 March 2016. A00202.)

c. 1928 - creamer

Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts / ISC. (designed 1928). Creamer. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.110.2. Viewed 31 March 2016. A00203.)

c. 1928 - tray

Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts / ISC. (designed 1928). "Evening Sea" luncheon tray. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.109. Viewed 27 April 2016. A00434.)

c. 1928 - cigarette container

Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts / ISC. (designed 1928). Cigarette container. Enameled silver and jade. (Accession no. 2002.29.23.A-C. Viewed 27 April 2016. A00445.)

c. 1928 - coffeepot

Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts / ISC. (designed 1928). Coffeepot. Silver and ebony. (Accession no. 2002.29.110.1.A-B. Viewed 31 March 2016. A00204.)

c. 1928 - candelabrum

Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts / ISC. (designed 1928). "Evening Sea" candelabrum. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.3.1.A-B. Viewed 30 March 2016. A00201.)

c. 1928 - candelabrum

Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts / ISC. (designed 1928). "Evening Sea" candelabrum. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.3.2.A-B. Viewed 30 March 2016. A00200.)


1930s

1932 - "Empress" pattern silverware

Alfred G. Kintz for Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts / ISC. (designed 1932). "Empress" pattern silverware. Silver. (Accession nos. 1998.171.1-4. Viewed 7 March 2017. A01688-91.)

1934 - cocktail shaker

Lurelle Guild for Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts / ISC. (1934). Cocktail shaker. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.54.A-B. Viewed 30 March 2016. B00062.)


B. Wilcox & Evertsen designs at leading auction houses


1890s

c. 1895 - Two Rococo-style rectangular-shaped dishes

Wilcox & Evertsen. (c. 1895). Two Rococo-style rectangular-shaped dishes. (Viewed 2 July 2018. G02119).

c. 1890s - bowl

Wilcox & Evertsen. (c. 1890s). Hat-form bowl. Sterling silver. (Viewed 2 July 2018. G02117).


1900s

c. 1900 - reticulated shallow bowl

Wilcox & Evertsen. (c. 1900; late 19th / early 20th century). Reticulated shallow bowl. Sterling silver. (Viewed 2 July 2018. G02116).

1907 - two-handed cup

Wilcox & Evertsen. (1907). Two-handed cup. Silver. (Viewed 2 July 2018. G02118).


n. d.

n. d. - water pitcher

Wilcox & Evertsen. (undated). Water pitcher with chased, floral decoration. Sterling silver. (Viewed 2 July 2018. G02120).

n. d. - sugar spoon

Wilcox & Evertsen. (undated). Sugar spoon. Sterling silver. (Viewed 2 July 2018. G02121).

n. d. - souvenir teaspoon

Wilcox & Evertsen. (undated). Mount Vernon souvenir teaspoon. Sterling silver. (Viewed 2 July 2018. G02122).

20th c. - cream jug and sugar bowl

Wilcox & Evertsen. (20th century). Cream jug and sugar bowl. Sterling silver. (Viewed 2 July 2018. G02123).


C. Wilcox & Evertsen designs in exhibitions


1910s

1915 - Panama-Pacific Exposition (presumably)

20 February - 4 December 1915. Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco.

> Presumably unspecified designs exhibited by Wilcox & Evertsen / International Silver Co.

  • For documentation, see the Wilcox & Evertsen design catalogues and historical information section below.



See other exhibitions noted as including unspecified International Silver Company designs (1898-present). At this developing research point, Wilcox & Evertsen designs could have been exhibited in some of these exhibitions.



1920s

1922 - Hotel Rice, presumably Houston, Texas

22 April 1922. Hotel Rice exhibition, presumably Houston, Texas.

> Unspecified designs by Wilcox & Evertsen / International Silver Company exhibited.

  • For documentation, see the Wilcox & Evertsen design catalogues and historical information section below.

1924 - St. Louis convention exhibit

25 August - 3 September 1924. American National Retail Jewelers’ Association convention exhibits, Hotel Statler, St. Louis, Missouri.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Wilcox & Evertsen / International Silver Company.

  • For documentation, see the Wilcox & Evertsen design catalogues and historical information section below.

1925 - Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Wilcox & Evertsen / International Silver Company.

  • For documentation, see the Wilcox & Evertsen design catalogues and historical information section below.

1926-27 - Metropolitan Museum of Art

4 December 1926 - 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 Wilcox & Evertsen.


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.)

> 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

2016-17 - Dallas Museum of Art

18 November 2016 - 12 November 2017. Shaken, stirred, styled: The art of the cocktail at Dallas Museum of Art.

> Exhibited design: Attributed to Lurelle Guild for Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts / ISC. (1934). Cocktail shaker. Silver. (Dallas Museum of Art collection, listed above.)

  • For documentation, see the Wilcox & Evertsen design catalogues and historical information section below.



See our Design Meriden compilation listing over 1000 exhibitions since 1851, featuring historical design associated with the Meriden area.



D. Wilcox & Evertsen design catalogues and historical information


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1880s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1889-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 22 July 2020. H01201; L01813).


1890s


In 1896, Wilcox & Evertsen was bought by the Meriden Britannia Co, and moved to Meriden.



1897 - patent - design for a flask

Robert M. Wilcox. (12 January 1897; filed 7 December 1896). Design no. 26,510; serial no. 614,847: Design for a flask. (Viewed 16 April 2018. AAA02424).



Part of Meriden Britannia, Wilcox & Evertsen became part of the International Silver Company in 1898. After this date, it is assumed that any design patents utilized by the Wilcox & Evertsen division or brand were assigned to the International Silver Company.



1899 patents

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1899 - patent - design for a handle for spoons, forks, etc.

Samuel Stohr, assignor to Wilcox & Evertsen (/International Silver Company). (28 March 1899; filed 1 March 1899). Design no. 30,391; serial no. 707,405: Design for a handle for spoons, forks, etc. (Viewed 16 April 2018. AAA02423).

1899 - patent - design for a spoon

Henry H. Evertsen, assignor to Wilcox & Evertsen (/International Silver Company). (9 May 1899; filed 1 March 1899). Design no. 30,715; serial no. 707,415: Design for a spoon. (Viewed 16 April 2018. AAA02425).

1899 - patent - design for a handle for spoons, forks, etc.

Henry H. Evertsen, assignor to Wilcox & Evertsen (/International Silver Company). (9 May 1899; filed 1 March 1899). Design no. 30,716; serial no. 707,414: Design for a handle for spoons, forks, etc. (Viewed 16 April 2018. AAA02426).

1899 - patent - design for a handle for spoons, etc.

Samuel Stohr, assignor to Wilcox & Evertsen (/International Silver Company). (19 September 1899; filed 14 August 1899). Design no. 31,516; serial no. 727,218: Design for a handle for spoons, etc. (Viewed 16 April 2018. AAA02427).



1900s

1900 - news mention

(3 January 1900). Connecticut [news briefs, mentions International Silver Co. and Wilcox & Evertsen]. Jeweler’s Circular and Horological Review, p. 33. (Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02967; AAA02073).

1909 - advertisement

(1 September 1909). Advertisement: "The pansy [pattern] in sterling silver. Wilcox & Evertsen / ISC. ["New York - Chicago - San Francisco".] The Jewelers’ Circular, v. 59, no. 5, p. 26. (Viewed 3 July 2017. A02740; A02762.)


1910s

1914 - news mention

(22 October 1914). Personal [with mention: "... H. M. Soldenstickler, representing... Wilcox & Evertsen [/ International Silver Co.]... was in Anderson today ... "]. The Anderson Daily Intelligencer (South Carolina), p. 3, col. 3. (Viewed 6 October 2018. B00770).

1914 - advertisement

Wright, Kay & Co., Jewelers, Detroit, MI. (1 May 1914). Advertisement: "Wedding Silver... Wilcox & Evertsen [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Detroit Free Press, p. 5. (Viewed 26 June 2019. E00833).

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1915 - spotlighted advertisement - Wilcox & Evertsen presumably in Panama-Pacific Exposition

International Silver Company. (1 March 1915). Advertisement: "The International Silver Co. invite the trade to visit their exhibit at the Panama-Pacific Exposition [20 February - 4 December 1915] Varied Industries Building, Section Fifteen... Wilcox & Evertsen ... " [with illustration presumably of ISC’s architectural booth display]. Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, unknown page number. (Viewed 30 April 2020. D00860).

  • See worldcat.org for possible locations.


1920s

1922 - spotlighted advertisement - Wilcox & Evertsen in Houston exhibition

L. Lechenger, Jeweler & J. J. Sweeney Jewelry Co., presumably Houston, TX. (22 April 1922). Advertisement: "An exhibit of $250,000.00 of the latest creations in sterling of the International Silver Company... Wilcox & Evertsen; Simpson, Hall, Miller Company [sic]; Watrous Mfg. Company; Barbour Silver Company at the Rice Hotel [presumably in Houston], Today..." [with no illustrations]. Houston Post, p. 7. (Viewed 18 May 2020. H01582-84).

1924 - spotlighted news mention - Wilcox & Evertsen in St. Louis convention exhibit

(3 September 1924). Notes of the exhibits made during the great [American National Retail Jewelers’ Association] A. N. R. J. A. convention: The convention exhibits [Hotel Statler, St. Louis, MO (25 August - 3 September 1924)]. Jewelers’ Circular, pp. 160-64. (Viewed 20 May 2020. H01609-10).

"International Silver Co., Meriden, Conn. ... It would tax most any descriptive power to adequately describe the display made at the convention by the International Silver Co. ... sterling flatware and hollowware, plated flatware and hollowware, pieces of old Dutch design and the Paisley line gold plated. A full line of toiletware was also on display... International Sterling... 1847 Rogers Bros. ... Derby Silver... Barbour [Silver] line... Simpson, Hall & Miller [sic]... Wilcox & Everston [sic]... Holmes & Edwards... Meriden Silver [Plate Co.]... Forbes [Silver] ... Watrous Mfg. Co. ... Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. ... Wilcox Silver [Plate] Co. ...." (Excerpt from above.)


1925 - exhibition booklet - Wilcox & Evertsen / ISC in Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (1925). American industrial art: Ninth annual exhibition of current manufacturers designed and made in the United States exhibition booklet. (Exhibition dates: 29 March - 3 May 1925; Wilcox & Evertsen / ISC listed on pdf p. 15.) (Viewed 25 August 2016. AAA00098.)

1926-27 - Wilcox & Evertsen in Met exhibition

(c. 1926). American industrial art: Tenth annual exhibition of current manufactures designed and made in the United States exhibition catalogue. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (4 December 1926 - 5 January 1927). (Wilcox & Evertsen listed on pdf p. 15.) (Viewed 25 August 2016. AAA00095.)

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Wilcox & Evertsen.

1927 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1927). International sterling hollow ware. 403 pp.

> (“It presents in section L, the products of Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. ... In section W are shown the ... products of the Wilcox & Evertsen factory ... Section P illustrates ... pieces made by the Watrous Mfg. Co. factory’— Foreword). (Updated 11 April 2017. A00525-26; A00658-59; A00759-61; AAA00355-57.)

1929 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1929). International sterling hollowware (Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wilcox & Evertsen; Watrous Manufacturing Company) (deluxe edition). Approx. 447 pp. (Viewed 17 September 2016. AAA00157-61. DM.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

1929 - news mention

(1 March 1929). News of the month (with mention of Wilcox & Evertsen, Barbour [Silver Co.] and International Silver Co.) American Jeweler, after p. 106. (Viewed 29 July 2020. E00834).

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"... to centralize the Sterling Silver Division of the International Silver Co., the offices and factories of the Wilcox & Evertsen and the Barbour sterling units have been moved from Meriden to Wallingford, where all the sterling factories of this company are now located..." (Excerpt from above.)




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".



1930s

1934 advertisements

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1934 - advertisement

Wilcox & Evertsen / International Sterling / International Silver Co. (1 May 1934). Two-page advertisement: "I’d like to see several patterns please! ... " [with photos of spoons in 1810, Empress, Fontaine, and Gadroon patterns, with list of over 35 retailers across the USA]. Town & Country magazine, pp. 4-5. (Viewed 26 June 2019. E00835-37).

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1934 - advertisement

Wilcox & Evertsen / International Sterling / International Silver Co. (1 June 1934). Advertisement: "18th? 19th? 20th century? ... how shall you decide? [with illustrations of 1810, Empress, Fontaine and Gadroon flatware patterns, and Gadroon pattern for tea set, two plates, and covered casserole dish]. Town & Country, pp. 4-5. (Viewed 20 April 2020. E00838-40).

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1934 - advertisement

Wilcox & Evertsen / International Silver Co. (1 October 1934). Advertisement: "Yours the choice... Modernism or the traditional periods of design... Continental— newest design in the tempo of today... Wilcox & Evertsen, International Silver Co. successor... " [with photos of knives, forks and spoons in the pattern, and place setting; also captions and photos showing spoons and holloware in the 1810, Empress, Fontaine, and Gadroon patterns]. Town & Country, pp. 62-63. (Viewed 20 April 2020. E00841-43).

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1934 - advertisement

Wilcox & Evertsen / International Sterling / International Silver Co. (1 December 1934). Advertisement: "You should Consider Stocking Up on Silver... " [with illustrations of handles in the following patterns: 1810, Continental, Empress, Fontaine, Gadroon, Minuet, Orchid, Pine Tree, Trousseau, and Wedgwood; also hand mirrors in Bridesmaid, Finesse, L’Amour, and Serenade patterns]. The Spur magazine (New York), p. 3. (Viewed 26 June 2019. E00846).

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1934 - advertisement

International Sterling / Wilcox & Evertsen / International Silver Co. (1 December 1934). Advertisement: "You should Consider Stocking Up on Silver... " [with illustrations of handles in the following patterns: 1810, Continental, Empress, Fontaine, Gadroon, Minuet, Orchid, Pine Tree, Trousseau, and Wedgwood; also hand mirrors in Bridesmaid, Finesse, L’Amour, and Serenade patterns]. Vogue, p. 2. (Viewed 26 June 2019. D00462).

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c. 1934 - missing booklet

International Sterling / Wilcox & Evertsen / International Silver Co. (c. 1934). ("booklet giving descriptions and prices of [these] patterns" [: 1810, Continental, Empress, Fontaine, Gadroon, Minuet, Orchid, Pine Tree, Trousseau, and Wedgwood; also hand mirrors in Bridesmaid, Finesse, L’Amour, and Serenade patterns]). Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 26 June 2019. E00846).

  • Offline - citation - International Sterling / Wilcox & Evertsen / International Silver Co. (1 December 1934). Advertisement: "You should Consider Stocking Up on Silver... " The Spur magazine (New York), p. 3. See worldcat.org for possible locations.


1935 advertisements

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1935 - advertisement

Wilcox & Evertsen / International Sterling / International Silver Co. (1 May 1935). Advertisement: "Choose a dinner partner, from the distinguished quintet... " [with illustrations of place settings showing 1810, Continental, Empress, Fontaine, and Gadroon patterns]. Town & Country, pp. 12-3. (Viewed 20 April 2020. E00849-51).

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1935 - advertisement

Wilcox & Evertsen / International Silver Co. (June 1935). Advertisement: "5 Sterling Suitors for your heart and hand... Wilcox & Evertsen; International Silver Co. successor... International Sterling..." [with photo-illustrations of knife, fork and spoon in the following patterns: 1810, Continental, Empress, Fontaine, and Gadroon]. Town & Country, pp. 6-7. (Viewed 26 June 2019. E00852-54).

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1940s

1947 - secondary source

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). "Wilcox & Evertsen" mentions (pp. 117, 173). In Century of silver, 1847-1947; Connecticut Yankees and a noble metal. 388 pp. New York: E.M. McBride & Company. (Updated 19 April 2017. DM.)


1960s

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "International Silver Co." [with mention of Wilcox & Evertsen], (pp. 82-3). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 12 August 2020. L01882-83 L01900-01).

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "Wilcox & Evertsen" [with mark], (p. 201). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 5 August 2020. L01882-83; L01926).


1970s

1977 - book mentions

Hogan, Edmund P. (1977). On "Wilcox & Evertsen", [pp. 157, 165-66 (see excerpt above)]. In An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company. Taylor Publishing Company: Dallas, TX. (Updated 19 April 2017. DM.)


2000s

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "International Silver Company" [with mention of Wilcox & Evertsen (with mark)], (p. 116-20). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 12 August 2020. A02925a-c(-)27a-c).

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Meriden Britannia Co." [with marks], 1847 Rogers Bros. [with marks], Wilcox & Evertsen, "Meriden Britannia Co., Ltd.", (pp. 156-58). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 2 August 2020. A02932a,b; A02933a,b).

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Wilcox & Evertsen" [with mark], (pp. 276-77). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. [Viewed 22 July 2020. A02894; A02894a(-b)].

2005-07 - Wilcox & Evertsen in exhibition

Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver. [Includes Wilcox & Evertsen designs.] 392 pp. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press. (Book accompanied exhibition at 5 American venues.) (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

> 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

2016-17 - exhibition checklist - Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts / ISC in Dallas Museum of Art exhibition

Dallas Museum of Art. (c. 2016). Exhibition checklist for Shaken, stirred, styled: The art of the cocktail (18 November 2016 - 12 November 2017). [Exhibited design: Attributed to Lurelle Guild for Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts / ISC. (1934). Cocktail shaker. Silver. (Dallas Museum of Art collection, listed above.)] (Viewed 28 November 2018. AAA000155-56; AAA00542-43).


Footnote:
[1] In contrast, Stern writes that Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts operated in New York (1892-96), Meriden (1896-1929), and Wallingford (1929-68). The company became a division of International Silver Company. [See (a) Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver, page 357. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press.] Viewed 16 May 2016. [A00667]