Wilcox Silver Plate Co. designs in collections, at auction, and in exhibitions (2016)

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In either 1960 or 1963, Wlicox Silver Plate Co. merged under the trademark of "Webster-Wilcox". Both years are noted in Edmund P. Hogan’s An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company (1977), pp. 164 & 170.


A. Wilcox Silver Plate Co. designs in collections - hollowware[1]

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1860s

Wine cooler

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (1865-70). Wine cooler (centerpiece). Silver plate, metal. Accession no. XX1990.1054 a,b. (Viewed 24 April 2016. D00061.)

Vegetable dish

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (1867-98). Lidded vegetable dish. (Accession no. 1969.63.29a,b. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-156.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Cruet set

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (1867-98). Cruet set. Silver plate, glass. (Accession no. 1991.0665. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01389.)

Two cruet stands

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (1867-69). Cruet stands. Silver plate. (Gift of the Hudson River Day Line.) (Object nos. 1949.66a-b. Viewed 7 April 2017. A02086-87.)

  • New York Historical Society, New York (1; 2).

Goblet

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (1865-98). Goblet. Silver plate. (Object no. INV.14068. Viewed 11 April 2017. A02095.)

Cruet set

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (1867-1898). Cruet set. Silver plate, glass. (Accession no. 1991.0665. Viewed 27 December 2016. A01347.)


1870s

Tea urn with burner

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (c. 1870-75). Covered tea urn with burner. Silverplate, sterling and turned vegetable ivory: cast and chased in the Neo-Grecian style. (Accession no. 96.215.a-.d. Viewed 12 November 2016. AAA00425-08.)

  • Offline - New Orleans Museum of Art.

Mustache cup

Wilcox Silver Plate Company. (c. 1870-80). Mustache cup with floral motifs and monogram. Silver. (Accession no. 1999.133.490. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-042.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Tea and coffee service

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (1870-85). Tea and coffee service, 9 pieces. Silver electroplate on white metal. Accession no. 1997.60.1.1-.9. Viewed 21 March 2016. A00138.)

Bowl

Wilcox Silver Plate Company. (1875-1900). Bowl. Silver-plate, copper. (Accession no. 1966.2049. Viewed 2 June 2016. D00204.)


1880s

Ice pitcher and stand

Wilcox Silver Plate Company. (c. 1880). Ice pitcher and stand. Silver plate. (Object no. 96.4a-c. Viewed 21 July 2016. A01088.)

Bride’s basket and bowl

Stevens and Williams (bowl) / Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (base). (c. 1880-85). Bride’s basket and bowl. Satin glass and silver-plated Britannia metal. (Accession no. 85.174.a,.b. Viewed 14 November 2016. AAA00425-07; AAA00430.)

  • Offline - New Orleans Museum of Art.

Bowl

Wilcox Silver Plate Company. (1880-90). Silver with gilt decoration. )Accession no. 1991-92-1. Viewed 21 March 2016. B00023.)

Candlestick

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (1880-98). Candlestick. Silver-plate. (Accession no. 1932.2711AB. Viewed 10 June 2016. A00763.)

Spoon holder

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (1880-99). Spoon holder. (Accession no. 1969.63.44. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-157.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Butter dish

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (1880-99). Butter dish. (Accession no. 1969.63.46a-c. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-158.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Slop bowl

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (1880-99). Slop bowl. (Accession no. 1969.63.47. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-159.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.


1890s

Goblet

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (c. 1890). Goblet. Silver plate. (Accession no. 73.161. Viewed 13 November 2016. AAA00426-21.)

Cake basket

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (c. 1890). Cake basket. Silver plate. (Accession no. 75.387. Viewed 13 November 2016. AAA00426-31.)

  • Offline - Newark Museum, NJ.

Knife rest

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (1890-1910). Knife rest. Silver-plate. (Accession no. 1986.601. Viewed 2 June 2016. D00206.)

Loving cup

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (1890-1912). Loving cup. (Accession no. 1993.155.0. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-168.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Cheese ball holder

Wilcox Silver Plate Company. (Patent date 1891). Cheese ball holder. Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.407. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-155.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Letter scale

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (c. 1893). Silver plate, brass. (Accession no. 57.254.2. Viewed 6 April 2017. A01950.)

Trophy

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (c. 1894). Trophy, two-handled cup. (Accession no. 1958.76.4. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-153.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Cup

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (c. 1896). Two-handled cup. Silver plate. (Accession no. 73.160. Viewed 13 November 2016. AAA00426-20.)

Cup

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (before 1898). Cup, trophy. (Accession no. 1972.573.19. Viewed 8 April 2017. A01995.)

Three cups

Wilcox Silver Plate Company. (c. 1898). Three cups. [Accession nos. 74.183-85. Viewed 13 November 2016. AAA00426-25(-27).]

  • Offline - Newark Museum, NJ.

Napkin ring

Wilcox Silver Plate Company. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (with chick and wishbone design). Silver. (Accession no. 1996.81.33. Viewed 12 August 2016. AAA00053-027.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Napkin ring

Wilcox Silver Plate Company. (late 19th century). Napkin ring (putti and bird design with floral bands). Silver. (Accession no. 1996.81.53. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-036.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

The Wilcox Silver Plate Company became part of the International Silver Company in 1898.


1900s

Jar

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / Meriden Cut Glass Co. / (ISC). (1898-1904). Cigar or tobacco jar. Rich-cut, glass cut in thumbprint and striated notched design. Silver cover in ball bead design. Bottom has 24 raystar cut design. (Accession no. 2001.006.008AB. Viewed 8 June 2016. A00755-03.)

  • Offline - Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ.

Pen box

Wilcox Silver Plate Company / (possibly ISC). (c. 1900). Pen box. Silver. (Accession no. 52.79.4. Viewed 2 June 2016. D00205.)

Compote

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (c. 1900). Compote. (Accession no. 1993.45.0. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-165.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Candlestick

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (1901). Candlestick. (Accession no. 2005.171.5a,b. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-170.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Plate

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (1901). Collection plate. Silver plated plate with wooden center covered in green felt. The plate is engraved "University of Virginia 1901." Used in University of Virginia Chapel. Call no. RG-30/19/1.441. Viewed 16 March 2016. [A00115]


1910s

Potpourri holder

Wilcox Silver Plate Company / (ISC). (c. 1910). Potpourri holder (with rococo relief decoration and narrow geometric border). (Accession 1999.116A-B. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-041.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Paper holder

Wilcox Silver Plate Company / (ISC). (c. 1913). Paper holder. Silver. (Accession no. 2006.44.1515AB. Viewed 2 June 2016. D00207.)


1920s

Chalice

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (c. 1920). Chalice. (Accession no. 1972.573.45. Viewed 8 April 2017. A01996.)

Three-piece coffee service

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1925-30). Three-piece coffee service, geometric design. (Accession no. 1994.0385.01-03. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01390-92.)

Cigarette box, trophy

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (c. 1927). Cigarette box, trophy (c. 1927). (Accession no. 1961.812. Viewed 8 April 2017. A01993.)

Ashtray, trophy

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (c. 1927). Ashtray, trophy. (Accession no. 1961.875. Viewed 8 April 2017. A01994.)

Three-piece tea set with tray

Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (1928). Silver-plated nickel, silver, and Bakelite. (Accession no. 1999.680.1-4. Viewed 16 March 2016. A00107.)

Tea service

Virginia Hamill for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1928). Tea service. Silverplate and Bakelite. (Accession no. 98.276.120.1-4. Viewed 15 July 2016. F00049-52.)

Tea service

Jean G. Theobald at Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (c. 1928). "Diament" tea service. Silverplate and bakelite. (Accession nos. 98.276.186.1-4. Viewed 4 September 2016. A01182-85.)

Tea service

Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1928). "Diament" tea service. Silver-plated nickel and Bakelite. (Accession no. 1999.91.1-4. Viewed 23 September 2016. AAA00200-06.)

  • Offline - High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

Tea set

Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Company / ISC. (1928). Tea set (teapot, creamer, sugar bowl, tray). Silver-plated base metal (pewter), wooden handles. (Accession no. 2004.34. Viewed 14 June 2016. A00807-01.)

  • Offline - Kamm Teapot Foundation, Statesville, NC.

Dinette set

Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Company / ISC. (c. 1928). Dinette set (teapot, creamer, sugar bowl, tray). Pewter, wood. (Accession no. 2007.72. Viewed 14 June 2016. A00807-03.)

  • Offline - Kamm Teapot Foundation, Statesville, NC.

Breakfast set

Jean G. Theobald at Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1928). Silverplate, ebonized wood, pewter. (Accession no. 98.276.178a-e. Viewed 4 September 2016. A01181.)

Tea set

Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (1928). "Diament" tea set. Silver-plated nickel silver, Bakelite. (Accession no. AC1999.28.1.1-.4. Viewed 28 August 2016. A01163.)

Dinette set

Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Company / ISC. (1928). Diament dinette set (teapot, creamer, sugar bowl, tray). Silver-plated nickel silver, plastic. (Accession no. 2008.100.12. Viewed 14 June 2016. A00807-04.)

  • Offline - Kamm Teapot Foundation, Statesville, NC.

Dinette set

Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1928). Dinette set (teapot, creamer, sugar bowl, tray). (Accession no. 2014.47. Viewed 14 June 2016. A00807-08.)

  • Offline - Kamm Teapot Foundation, Statesville, NC.

Dinette set

Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (1928). Dinette set. Silverplate, wood. (Accession no. 2013.92.2a-d. Viewed 2 June 2016. D00208-10.)

Dinette set

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (1928). Dinette set. Silverplate, lacquer, wood. (Accession no. 83.9.7.1-4. Viewed 24 April 2016. D00058.)

Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Company / ISC. (designed 1928). "Diament" series (teapot; creamer; sugar bowl; tray). Silverplate and plastic. Variable dimensions. Accession no. 2002.29.42.1-4. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 3 April 2016. [A00309-12]

Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1928). Diament tea service (teapot, sugar bowl, creamer, tray). Silver-plate, bakelite. Variable dimensions. Accession no. 2004.81. Kamm Teapot Foundation, Statesville, NC. Viewed 11 June 2016. [F00009; A00807-02]

Virginia Hamill & Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Company / ISC. (designed 1928). Teapot, creamer, sugar bowl with lid, tray. Silverplate and wood. 4 x 7 x 4 1/4 in. Accession no. 2002.29.43.1-4. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 1 April 2016. [A00249-52]

Wilcox Silver Plate Company / (ISC). (c. 1928). Tea service (5 pieces). Accession no. 1987.153.0a-e. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 17 July 2016. [AAA00033-162]

Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (designed 1928). "Diament" dinette set. Silver plate, plastic, 8 x 13 x 4 3/4 in. Accession no. 2014.1295.1-4. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Viewed 6 May 2017. [A02368]

Jean G. Theobald and Virginia Hamill for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (designed 1928). Dinette set: tray, teapot, creamer, sugar. Silver plate, wood, 3 1/2 x 13 x 7 in. Accession no. 2014.1455.1-4. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Viewed 6 May 2017. [A02369]

Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (designed 1928). Dinette set: teapot, cream, sugar, tray. Silverplated pewter and wood, 4 x 8 x 8 1/2 in. Accession no. 2014.1456.1-4. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Viewed 6 May 2017. [A02370]

Lurelle Guild for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (designed c. 1929). Cocktail set: shaker, tray, and six cups. Silver plate, rubber, overall: 16 1/4 x 11 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. Accession no. 2014.1294.1-8. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Viewed 6 May 2017. [A02367]

Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (1929). Cream pitcher, sugar bowl, tray. Electroplated silver, bakelite. Accession no. 2000.15.2.1-3. Newark Museum, NJ. (Online but search collection.) Viewed 12 November 2016. [AAA00426-01]

Superior Silver Plate Co. (div. of Wilcox Silver Plate Co.) / ISC. (c. 1929). Trophy (dated August 1929). (Search collection online.) Accession no. 1961.826. Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT. Viewed 27 March 2017. [A01804]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (c. 1929). Urn, trophy. (Search collection online.) Silver. Accession no. 1961.789. Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT. Viewed 8 April 2017. [A01991]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (c. 1929). Cocktail shaker, trophy. (Search collection online.) Accession no. 1972.573.59. Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT. Viewed 8 April 2017. [A01997]


1930s

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (c. 1930). Pitcher, trophy. (Search collection online.) Pewter. Accession no. 1961.797. Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT. Viewed 8 April 2017. [A01992]

Wilcox Silver Plate Company / ISC. (1930). Bowl. Silverplate. 2 3/16 x 12 11/16 x 10 5/8 in. Accession no. 2013.92.3. Brooklyn Museum. Viewed 2 June 2016. [D00211]

Wilcox Silver Plate Company / (ISC). (c. 1932). Tray. Accession no. 1991.109.1. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 17 July 2016. [AAA00033-163]

Wilcox Silver Plate Company / (ISC). (c. 1932). Lidded dish. Accession no. 1991.109.2a,b. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 17 July 2016. [AAA00033-164]

Eliel Saarinen for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (designed c. 1932-33). Tea urn. Silverplate. 14 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. Accession no. 2012.54.A-C. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 4 April 2016. [B00100]

Eliel Saarinen for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1933-35). Prototype tea service [tea urn; sugar bowl; creamer; tray; 2nd tray (?)]. Electroplated nickel silver, brass, and Bakelite. Varaible dimensions. Accession no. 1999.27.1a-c-5. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Viewed 27 April 2016. [A00449-54]

Eliel Saarinen for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (1934). Urn, burner. (H) 360 mm x (W) 274 mm. Accession no. 1999,0708.1. British Museum, London. Viewed 6 September 2016. [A01187]

Eliel Saarinen for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (1934 or earlier). Tea urn and tray. Silverplate; urn: 14 5/8 x10 7/8 in., tray: 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. Accession no. CAM 1935.8.A-B. Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Viewed 20 August 2016. [A01145]

Paul Lobel for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (1934). Tea set (teapot; sugar bowl; creamer with lid; tray). Silverplate, wood. Variable dimensions. Accession nos. 1983.493.1-4. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Viewed 27 April 2016. [A00445-48]

Paul A. Lobel for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (1934). Tea or coffee service. Silver plate, alpaca, Britannia, pewter, and wood. (Manufactured in Meriden, CT; designed in New York.) Various dimensions. Accession no: 2012.124.3.1-.4. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 21 March 2016. [B00018]

Eliel Saarinen for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (1934). Urn. Silver plate. 14 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 11 1/4 in. Accession no. 119:2003a–c. Saint Louis Art Museum. Viewed 19 July 2016. [A01060]


1950s

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (c. 1955). Lidded tray. Accession no. 1995.124.13a-d. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 17 July 2016. [AAA00033-169]


1960s

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (designed c. 1960). Bowl. Silverplate and wood. 4 x 11 x 6 3/4 in. Accession no. 2002.29.243. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 1 April 2016. [B00077]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (1964). Ice bucket. Silverplate, teak. 8 3/4 x 8 in. Accession no. 2011.112 a-b. High Museum of Art, Atlanta - offline. Viewed 23 September 2016. [AAA00200-20]


- c. 1960

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Sugar bowl, two creamers, spooner. Silver; variable dimensions. Accession nos. D1981.28.271.1-4. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-105]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Pen tray. Silver plate; (W) 9.25 x (D) 2.25 in. Accession no. D1981.28.445. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-162]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Meat platter (Wakefield pattern, applied floral rim). Silver plate. (W) 22 x (D) 16.25 in. Accession no. D1981.28.70. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-165]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Butter dish (rectangular with lid, on 4 ball feet with leaf decoration). Silver; (H) 4.0 x (W) 6.75 x (D) 5.25 in. Accession no. D1981.28.293. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-116]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Water pitcher (porcelain-lined, with chased birds decoration). Silver; (H) 15 in. Accession no. D1981.28.258. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-100]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Bon bon basket. Silver; (D) 5.5 in. Accession no. D1981.28.100. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-048]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Hot water urn (with stand, cup, and drip tray). Silver; (H) 15 in. Accession no. D1981.28.117A-D. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-053]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (undated). Coffee urn (Cupid finial, deer head handles on 2 sides. (Search the collection). Silver plate. Accession no. 66.112.4. Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, OH. Viewed 14 April 2017. [A02182]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Tray (oblong with handles, band of leaves and flowers as decoration). Silver plate; (W) 27 x (D) 17 in. Accession no. D1981.28.235. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-091]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Coffeepot (on long legs). Silver; (H) 12 in. Accession no. D1981.28.213. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-086]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Bon bon dish. Silver; (H) 3.0 x (W) 7.0 x (D) 4.25 in. Accession no. D1981.28.227. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-089]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Coffee pot (footed, with a band of masks and birds). Silver; (H) 11.75 in. Accession no. D1981.28.134. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-061]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Cigarette holder. Accession no. 1993.55.11. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-166]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Flowerpot. Accession no. 1975.90.14a-c. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-160]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Teapot. Accession no. 1969.34.5. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-154]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Pitcher. Accession no. 1993.55.12. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-167]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Chambersticks. Accession no. 1982.10.3a,b-.4a,b. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 17 July 2016. [AAA00033-161]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Purse jewelry box. Silver; (H) 22 in. Accession no. D1981.28.335. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-129]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Tea set (tray, teapot, sugar, creamer, spooner, waste). Silver; variable dimensions. Accession no. D1981.28.211.1-6. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-085]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Cake basket (round, pedestal, swing handle, footed). Silver; (D) 8.75 in. Accession no. D1981.28.2. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-082]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Butter dish (with four long legs with ears of corn decoration). Silver plate; (H) 10.25 x (W) 7.0 x (D) 7.0 in. Accession no. D1981.28.329. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-128]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Water pitcher (with ram’s head handle). Silver; (H) 14.25 in. Accession no. D1981.28.118. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-054]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Teapot (with bird on nest finial, hoof feet, engraved leafage). Silver; (H) 10 in. Accession no. D1981.28.129. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-057]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Cup (footed with handle). Silver; (H) 4.375 x (W) 3.875 x (D) 2.75 in. Accession no. D1981.28.273. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-106]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Cake basket (round, high pedestal, swing and pierced handle, chased rim with grapes and leaves). Silver; (D) 9.75 in. Accession no. D1981.28.12. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-055]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Spooner (two-handled). Silver; (H) 5.75 x (W) 5.50 x (D) 3.625 in. Accession no. D1981.28.282. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-110]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Crumber. (Search collection online.) Accession no. 1954.1601.1350. Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT. Viewed 30 April 2016. [A00502]


1960s

Webster Wilcox. / (ISC). (after c. 1960). Covered tankard (with eagle finial). Silver-plate; metal. (H) 12 1/2 in. [DM questions CHS dating as c. 1950 as Webster-Wilcox was formed in either 1960 or 1963]. Accession no. 1999.97.1. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 12 January 2017. [AAA00033-152]


B. Wilcox Silver Plate Co. designs in collections - flatware


1870s

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (c. 1879). "Newport" pattern fish fork and fish slice. Silver plate. Accession nos. 2000.335.1. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 7 March 2017. [A01685-86]


1880s

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (c. 1880). Set of 9 teaspoons. Silver plate. (L) 4 15/16 in. Accession no. 1969.63.12.1-.9. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford— offline. Viewed 28 April 2017. [AAA00033-155]



C. Wilcox Silver Plate Co. designs at leading auction houses

1920s

Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1928). "Diament" tea service. Silver-plated metal and bakelite. 7 3/4 x 13 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. Sotheby’s New York - Design (2 MAR 2016). Viewed 28 April 2016. [D00073]

Attributed to Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co / ISC. (c. 1928). Three piece tea service with tray. Pewter and ebonized wood. (H) 4 in (W) 8 1/2 in. Christie’s New York - 20th century decorative art and design (8 SEP 2006). Viewed 30 April 2016. [C00044]


1930s

Paul Lobel for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1934-35). Four-piece coffee service. Silver-plated metal. Variable dimensions. Sotheby’s New York - Important 20th century design (11 JUN 2014). Viewed 28 April 2016. [D00074]

Paul Lobel for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1934-36). Cocktail shaker. Sotheby’s New York - Important 20th century design (15 DEC 2012). Viewed 7 May 2016. [D00093]

Paul Lobel for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1934-36). Cocktail shaker. Sotheby’s - New York - Important 20th century design (16 JUN 2010). Viewed 7 May 2016. [D00094]

Paul Lobel for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1934-36). Cocktail shaker. Silver-plated metal, wicker. (H) 10 7/8 in. Sotheby’s New York - Important 20th century design sale (15 DEC 2012). Viewed 9 April 2016. [B00124]


n. d.

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (undated). Napkin ring. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA Estate Auction (22 MAY 2011). Viewed 8 December 2016. [A01296]

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (undated). Figural napkin ring(s). Silver-plate. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (22 MAY 2011). Viewed 10 June 2016. [A00764]


D. Wilcox Silver Plate Co. designs in exhibitions

2010s

(7 April - 20 August 2017; 30 September 2017 - 14 January 2018)
The jazz age: American style in the 1920s at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York; and Cleveland Museum of Art. (Exhibition catalogue). Viewed 8 April 2017. [A02036-39]

(8 November 2015 – 31 January 2016)
St. Louis Modern. St. Louis Art Museum. (catalogue.) Viewed 19 July 2016. [AAA00035; A01064-65]

(21 June 2014 - 22 March 2015)
Cranbrook goes to the movies: Films and their objects, 1925–1975 at Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Viewed 26 August 2016. [A01152]


2000s

(30 May – 5 October 2008)
Masterpieces of Modern Design: Selections from the Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (No catalogue.) Viewed 27 April 2016. [A00458-59]

"Design from the 1920s and 1930s includes French Art Deco by René Jules Lalique and Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann; works from the Bauhaus school by Josef Albers, Marianne Brandt, and Marcel Breuer; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s International Style MR armchair; and iconic examples of American modern design by Paul T. Frankel and Eliel Saarinen."

(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]

(Spring - Summer 2005)
Classic Modern: Art Deco Silver from the Collection of John P. Axelrod at Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. Curated by John Stuart Gordon. Viewed 9 July 2016. [A01044]

(1 March - 6 November 2005)
A Curator’s Eye: J. Stewart Johnson, 1990–2004. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (No catalogue.) Viewed 27 April 2016. [A00456-57].

"From 1990 to 2004, J. Stewart Johnson served as the principal curator for the modern design and architecture collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. During these 14 years, he made a number of important acquisitions that augmented and reshaped an already significant collection. This exhibition presents a selection of these works, demonstrating his skill as both a connoisseur and a scholar."

(14 May 2004 - 20 June 2005)
American & French decorative arts 1930s. Saint Louis Art Museum. Viewed 19 July 2016. [A01060; A01087].

(6 venues: 2001-02).
American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a new age. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Flint Institute of Arts, MI; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK. Viewed 22 March 2016. [A00145]


1990s

(29 JUN - 14 NOV 1999)
Recent Acquisitions of Twentieth-Century Design and Architecture. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (No catalogue). Viewed 27 April 2016. [A00455]

(6 NOV 1994 - 29 JAN 1995).
Silver in America, 1840-1940: A century of splendor. Curated by Charles L. Venable. (With book / exhibition catalogue.) Viewed 21 August 2016. [AAA00075b]


1980s

(1983-85, 5 venues: USA, London, Paris, Helsinki
Design in America: The Cranbrook vision, 1925-50 at Detroit Institute of Arts (14 December 1983 - 19 February 1984); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (18 April - 17 June 1984); Suomen Rakennustaiteen Museo / Suomen Taideteollisuusyhdistys, Helsinki (1 August - 19 September 1984); Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (24 October 1984 - 21 January 1985); Victoria and Albert Museum, London (1 April - 30 June 1985). Viewed 25 August 2016). [AAA00099-101]


1970s

(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]


1950s

(1951-52).
Eliel Saarinen Memorial Exhibition at Museum of Cranbrook, Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (15 April - 6 May 1951); Smith College, Museum of Art, Northampton, MA (2-21 November 1951); J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY (9 December 1951- 9 January 1952); University of Kansas, School of Architecture (22 January - 15 February 1952); Des Moines Art Center (1 August - 15 September 1952); Toledo Museum of Art (2-30 November 1952). [Exhibition catalogue: University of Kansas, Art & Architecture Library, call no. N7255.F53 S22 1951. See worldcat.org for other locations.] Companies: Eliel Saarinen for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Company. Viewed 26 October 2016. [AAA00102-03; AAA00106-07; AAA00113; A01151; A01191-93; AAA00153; AAA00204-06; AAA00235-36]


1930s

(1935).
Exhibition of home furnishings. Cranbrook Pavilion, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Viewed 20 August 2016. [A01145]

(5 November 1934 - 6 January 1935)
Contemporary American industrial art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (Link to catalogue above.) Viewed 24 August 2016. [A00346]


Footnote:
[1] Wilcox Silver Plate Co., Meriden, was active 1867, was acquired by the International Silver Company in 1898, until c. 1960. [See (a) Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver, page 353. 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 15 May 2016. [A00660 and A00662]



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