Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts designs, exhibitions, design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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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 Fine Arts (1892-1968) designs in collections (by year) [1]


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1890s


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




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).



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 Fine Arts designs in exhibitions


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 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.)


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

18 November 2016 - 12 November 2017. Shaken, stirred, styled: The art of the cocktail at Dallas Museum of Art. (Updated 2 December 2016. AAA000155-56; AAA00542-43.)


C. Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts (1889-1929) 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 18 October 2017.)


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 - 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.)


1920s

1925 - Wilcox & Evertsen in Met exhibition

(1925). American industrial art: Ninth annual exhibition of current manufacturers designed and made in the United States exhibition catalogue. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (29 March - 3 May 1925). (Wilcox & Evertsen 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.)

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.



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".



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.)


1970s

1977 - secondary source

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

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 - Wilcox & Evertsen in exhibition

(c. 2016). Exhibition announcement for Shaken, stirred, styled: The art of the cocktail exhibition at Dallas Museum of Art (18 November 2016 - 12 November 2017). (Updated 2 December 2016. 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]



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