Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / Wm. Rogers & Son designs in collections and exhibitions (2016)

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Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. silver spoon Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. silver fork Wm Rogers and Son silver tea set


After 1898, Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., along with its associated brand Wm. Rogers & Son, became part of the International Silver Company.


This compilation focuses on designs by Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (which also includes the brand "Wm. Rogers & Son") and exhibitions including their work. For design catalogues and other historical information concerning Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., click the link above. For comparable material about other Meriden-related Rogers silver and cutlery companies, see the Rogers section (under "B. ISC, predecessors and divisions") on the Design Meriden overview page.


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A. William Rogers Mfg. Co./ Wm. Rogers & Son - designs in museums, etc.

1850s

Teaspoon

Wm. Rogers & Son. (1850-1950). Teaspoon. Metal. (Accession no. H.1992.57.2181. Viewed 10 June 2017. A02663.)

Tablespoon

Wm. Rogers & Son. (1857-61). Tablespoon. Silver. (Accession no. 1985.86.395. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01818.)


1860s

Child’s knife and fork

Wm. Rogers & Son. (1862). Child’s knife and fork. Molded coin silver. (Accession no. 1999.90.132-133. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C23.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Box

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1865). Box (cardboard with printed label paper). (Accession no. 2007.13.0. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C03.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Teaspoon

Wm. Rogers & Son. (1865-78). Teaspoon. Silver plate. Accession no. 1970.0112. (Viewed 29 March 2017. A01829.)

Butter knife

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1865-85). Butter knife. Silver. [Accession no. L 905 (permanent collection). Viewed 7 June 2017. A02621.]


1870s

Knife box

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1873-98). Knife box (cardboard with printed label paper). (Accession no. 1949.2.2. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C02.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Sugar shell

Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1876). Sugar shell, "Unique Pattern". Silver plate. (Accession no. 1990.11. Viewed 2 April 2017. A01889.)

Spoon

William Rogers & Son. (patented 1879). Spoon, "Hartford Pattern". Silver plate. (Accession no. 88.104.1. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01610.)

Butter knife

Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1879-86). Butter knife, "Angelo Pattern". Silver plate. (Accession no. 88.105.1. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01892.)


1880s

Knife

Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1880). Knife, pattern unknown. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.112.7. Viewed 2 April 2017. A01884.)

Pickle fork

Rogers Cutlery Co. (merged with Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.) (Patented 1880). Pickle fork, "Lyonnaise Pattern". Silver plate. (Accession no. 88.113.3. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01638.)

Three table knives

Rogers Cutlery Co. (1881-91). Three table knives. (Accession no. 1982.11.8-10. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C33-C35.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Teaspoon

Wm. Rogers & Son. (Patented 1881). Teaspoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.71.3. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01898.)

Soup spoon

Probably Rogers Cutlery Co. (undated). Soup spoon. [Dating is in question give "R C" attribution and the years of operation of the company.] Silver plate. (Accession no. 1995.19.2. Viewed 7 March 2017. A01673.)

Teaspoon

Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1883). Teaspoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.19.2. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01647.)

Serving spoon

Attributed to Wm Rogers & Son. (c. 1885). Serving spoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2000.46. Viewed 7 March 2017. A01668.)

Fish server

Attributed to Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1885). Fish server. Silver plate. (Accession no. 88.156.3. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01640.)

Oyster fork

Wm Rogers & Son. (c. 1885). Oyster fork, "Game Pattern". Silver plate. (Accession no. 1991.144.4. Viewed 7 March 2017. A01676.)

Drink service

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1885). Drink service: water pourer; pitcher; stand; drip bowl; cup. Silver plate. Accession no. 1993.135.1a-e. (Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C25.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Cake knife

Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1886). Cake knife. Silver plate. (Accession no. 87.223.13. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01626.)

Spoon

Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1889). Spoon (with relief of American eagle and bust of George Washington). Silver plate. (Accession no. 43.3274. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02129.)


1890s

Cake basket

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (c. 1890). Cake basket. (Accession no. 1989.13.0. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C24.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Teaspoon

Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1890). Teaspoon, "Scroll Pattern". Silver plate. (Accession no. 88.112.13. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01635.)

Oyster ladle

Wm. Rogers & Son. (patented February 1891). Oyster ladle, "Triumph Pattern". Silver plate. (Accession no. 88.105.3. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01629.)

Spoon

Wm. Rogers & Son / possibly ISC. (1891-1920). Spoon. Silver. (Object no. 2009.28.74. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02696.)

Trophy

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1892). Trophy. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2001.95.0. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C26.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

After 1898, Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., along with its associated brand Wm. Rogers & Son, became part of the International Silver Company.


1900s

Spoon

Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1900). Souvenir spoon. (Accession no. 82.39.121. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02686.)

Four forks

Wm Rogers Mfg Co. / ISC. (1906-30). Four forks. (Accession no. S.1980.87.197. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02731.)

Spoon

Puritan Silver Co. / Wm Rogers Mfg Co. / (ISC). (1906-30). Iced tea spoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. S.1980.87.198. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02732.)

Oyster fork

Wm. Rogers & Son / (ISC). (Patented 1907). Oyster fork, "Alhambra Pattern". Silver plate. (Accession no. 1990.143.5. Viewed 1 April 2017. A01886.)


1910s

Teaspoon

Attributed to Wm Rogers & Son / ISC. (patented 1911). Teaspoon, "Orchid Pattern". Silver plate. (Accession no. 1990.143.3. Viewed 7 March 2017. A01678.)

Teaspoon

Wm. Rogers Mfg Co. / ISC. (patented 1912). Teaspoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.71.7. Viewed 6 March 2017. A01658.)

Spoon

Wm. Rogers & Son / (ISC). (1915-20). Spoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. H.1996.50.1. Viewed 10 June 2017. A02668.)


1930s

Spoon

Wm. Rogers & Son / (ISC). (design patented March 15, 1932). Spoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. 88.104.7. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01628.)

Soup spoon

Wm. Rogers Mfg Co. / ISC. (patented 1932). Soup spoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.71.10. Viewed 6 March 2017. A01659.)

Twelve World’s Fair spoons and box

Lillian V.M. Helander for William Rogers Mfg Co. / ISC. (patented 1938). Twelve 1939 New York World’s Fair spoons and presentation box. Silver plate. (Accession nos. 2006.200.1.1-13. New Haven, CT. Viewed 30 March 2017. A01844-56.)

Commemorative teaspoon

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (1939). Commemorative Teaspoon, with Trylon and Perisphere, 1939 New York World’s Fair. Silver plate. (Accession no. 96.58.2. Viewed 8 April 2017. A02030.)

Commemorative teaspoon

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (1939). Commemorative teaspoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. 96.58.6. Viewed 8 April 2017. A02031.)

Commemorative teaspoon

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (1939). Commemorative teaspoon (depicting the 1939 New York World’s Fair Railroad Transportation building). Silver plate. Accession no. 96.58.1. (Viewed 8 April 2017. A02032.)

1939 World’s Fair flatware

Lillian V. M. Helander for Wm. Rogers Mfg Co / ISC. (1939). New York World’s Fair flatware. (Viewed 7 April 2017. Accession nos. 1991.476.3.1-4.1; 1991.476.6.1-7.1; 1991.476.9.1-10.1. A01970-75.)

World’s Fair spoon

Lillian V. M. Helander for William Rogers Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (1939; designed 1938). 1939 New York World’s Fair spoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2005.25.3. Viewed 2 March 2017. A01517.)

Set of souvenir flatware

Wm Rogers Mfg Co / ISC. (c. 1939). Set of souvenir flatware from the 1939 World’s Fair. Silver plate, original box. (Accession nos. 2014.1250.1-47. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02381.)

World’s Fair spoon

Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co. / (ISC). (1939). 1939 New York World’s Fair spoon. (Accession no. 2012.13.1. Viewed 7 April 2017. A01908.)

World’s Fair spoon

William Rogers Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (c. 1939). 1939 New York World’s Fair souvenir spoon. (Viewed 1 March 2017. A01504.)

World’s Fair flatware

Probably Wm. Rogers Mfg Co / ISC. (1939). New York World’s Fair flatware. (Viewed 7 April 2017. Accession nos. 1991.476.1.1-2.1; 1991.476.5.1; 1991.476.8.1. A01976; A01978-80.)

1939 World’s Fair salt and pepper shakers

Probably Wm. Rogers Mfg Co / ISC. (1939). Salt and pepper shakers from the New York World’s Fair, 1939. Silver plate. (Viewed 7 April 2017. Accession no. 1991.476.11.1 a-c. A01977.)

Salt & pepper set

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / ISC. (c. 1939). Salt & pepper set (New York World’s Fair, 1939-40). (Accession no. 83.53.97 a,b,c. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02687.)

Coffee spoon

Attributed to Wm. Rogers & Son / ISC. (c. 1939). Coffee spoon, Meadowbrook Pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1990.141.21. Viewed 7 March 2017. A01665.)


1940s

Spoon

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (patented 1941). Spoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1990.141.13. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01612.)


1960s

Fork and spoon

William Rogers Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (designed 1961). "El California" pattern fork. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1995.101.1-2. Viewed 2 March 2017. A01518-19.)

  • Photos - Dallas Museum of Art (fork; spoon).


n. d.

Teaspoon

Attributed to Wm Rogers & Son. (undated). Teaspoon, Avalon Pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1993.29.2. Viewed 7 March 2017. A01674.)

Teaspoon

Attributed to Wm Rogers & Son. (undated). Teaspoon, Triumph Pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1993.29.1. Viewed 7 March 2017. A01675.)

Teaspoon

Attributed to Wm. Rogers & Son. (undated). Teaspoon. Silver. (Accession no. 55.98.2. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01623.)

Tray

William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (undated). Tray (with loop handles, oval shape, gadroon edge, chased center). Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.110. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-052.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Knife holder and six knives

William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (undated). Bird knife holder and 6 knives. Silver plate. Accession no. D1981.28.381.1-7. (Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-146.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Knife holder and six knives

William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (undated). Six cordials. Sterling silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.382.1-6. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-147.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Teapot

William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (undated). Teapot (with band of fruit at neck). Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.243. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-095.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Tongs

Wm. Rogers & Son. (undated). Tongs. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1979.68.353. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C36.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Teaspoon

Wm. Rogers & Son. (undated). Teaspoon. Coin silver. (Accession no. 1991.178.13. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-C37.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Tray

William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (undated). Tray (oval with handles, applied floral rim). Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.157. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-067.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Coffee pot

William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (undated). Coffee pot (Avon pattern). Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.38. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-145.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Soup ladle

William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (undated). Soup ladle. Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.43. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-159.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Four knives

Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Company. (undated.) Four fruit (?) knives. Silver. (Accession no. 2013.106.1-4. Viewed 6 April 2016. B00112-13.)

  • Offline - Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.


B. William Rogers Mfg. Co designs in exhibitions

1890s

1 May - 30 October 1893. World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago.

See: (1893). World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893 (Chicago), Official catalogue, Part VIII. [Listed: Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Company, (p. 28)]. W. B. Conkey Company: Chicago. (Viewed 8 January 2017. A00850; A01460; AAA00588.)

Also see: (1898). Connecticut at the World’s Fair: Report of the commissioners from Connecticut of the Columbian Exhibition of 1893 at Chicago. [Listed: Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (p. 128)]. Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company: Hartford, CT. (Viewed 2 March 2017. A01528-31.)


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.


Footnote:
[1] 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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