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. became part of the International Silver Company.


This compilation focuses on designs by Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. 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.


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

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Wm. Rogers & Son. (1857-61). Tablespoon. Silver. (L) 224 mm. Accession no. 1985.86.395. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01818]

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Wm. Rogers & Son. (1862). Child’s knife and fork. Molded coin silver. Accession no. 1999.90.132-133. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C23]

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Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1865). Box (cardboard with printed label paper). Accession no. 2007.13.0. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C03]

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Wm. Rogers & Son. (1865-78). Teaspoon. Silverplate. Accession no. 1970.0112. Winterthur Museum, Delaware. Viewed 29 March 2017. [A01829]

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

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William Rogers & Son. (patented 1879). Spoon, "Hartford Pattern". Silver plate. 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in. Accession no. 88.104.1. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 March 2017. [A01610]

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Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1880). Knife, pattern unknown. Silver plate. Accession no. 1989.112.7. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 2 April 2017. [A01884]

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Rogers Cutlery Co. (merged with Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.) (Patented 1880). Pickle fork, "Lyonnaise Pattern". Silver plate. 6 5/16 x 13/16 x 7/16 in. Accession no. 88.113.3. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 March 2017. [A01638]

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Rogers Cutlery Co. (1881-91). Three table knives. Accession no. 1982.11.8-10. Each: (L) 10 3/4 in. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C33-C35]

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Wm. Rogers & Son. (Patented 1881). Teaspoon. Silver plate. Accession no. 1989.71.3. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01898]

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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. 5 1/6 x 1 9/16 x 3/4 in. Accession no. 1995.19.2. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 7 March 2017. [A01673]

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Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1883). Teaspoon. Silver plate. 5 1/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 in. Accession no. 1989.19.2. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 March 2017. [A01647]

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

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Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1873-98). Knife box (cardboard with printed label paper). Accession no. 1949.2.2. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C02]

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Attributed to Wm Rogers & Son. (c. 1885). Serving spoon. Silver plate. 8 1/4 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/8 in. Accession no. 2000.46. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 7 March 2017. [A01668]

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Attributed to Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1885). Fish server. Silver plate. 11 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. Accession no. 88.156.3. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 March 2017. [A01640]

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Wm Rogers & Son. (c. 1885). Oyster fork, "Game Pattern". Silver plate. 6 x 5/8 x 7/16 in. Accession no. 1991.144.4. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 7 March 2017. [A01676]


Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1885). Drink service: water pourer; pitcher; stand; drip bowl; cup. Silver plate. Accession no. 1993.135.1a-e. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C25]

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Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1886). Cake knife. Silver plate. 10 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. Accession no. 87.223.13. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 March 2017. [A01626]

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Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1889). Spoon (with relief of American eagle and bust of George Washington). (Search the collection). Silver plate. (L) 6 in. Accession no. 43.3274. Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, OH. Viewed 10 April 2017. [A02129]


Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (c. 1890). Cake basket. Accession no. 1989.13.0. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C24]

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Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1890). Teaspoon, "Scroll Pattern". Silver plate. 5 15/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 in. Accession no. 88.112.13. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 March 2017. [A01635]

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Wm. Rogers & Son. (patented February 1891). Oyster ladle, "Triumph Pattern". Silver plate. 9 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. Accession no. 88.105.3. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 March 2017. [A01629]


Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1892). Trophy. Silver plate. 5 7/8 x 3 3/16 in. Accession no. 2001.95.0. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C26]

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

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Attributed to Wm Rogers & Son / ISC. (patented 1911). Teaspoon, "Orchid Pattern". Silver plate. 5 15/16 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 in. Accession no. 1990.143.3. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 7 March 2017. [A01678]

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Wm. Rogers Mfg Co. / ISC. (patented 1912). Teaspoon. Silver plate. 5 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 11/16 in. Accession no. 1989.71.7. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 6 March 2017. [A01658]

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Wm. Rogers & Son / (ISC). (design patented March 15, 1932). Spoon. Silver plate. 8 3/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in. Accession no. 88.104.7. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 March 2017. [A01628]


Wm. Rogers Mfg Co. / ISC. (patented 1932). Soup spoon. Silver plate. 7 x 1 13/16 x 1 in. Accession no. 1989.71.10. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 6 March 2017. [A01659]

Lillian V.M. Helander for William Rogers Mfg Co. / ISC. (patented 1938). 1939 New York World’s Fair Spoons (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12), and presentation box. Silver plate. Accession no. 2006.200.1.1-13. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 30 March 2017. [A01844-56]


Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co. / (ISC). (1939). 1939 New York World’s Fair spoon. Accession no. 2012.13.1. Wolfsonian FIU, Miami Beach, FL. Viewed 7 April 2017. [A01908]


William Rogers Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (c. 1939). 1939 New York World’s Fair souvenir spoon. Call no. T785.L1 W67 1939. University of North Texas Libraries, Denton, TX. Viewed 1 March 2017. [A01504]

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Probably Wm. Rogers Mfg Co / ISC. (1939). From the New York World’s Fair, 1939: sugar spoon, table spoon, teaspoon, and butter server. Wolfsonian FIU, Miami Beach, FL. Viewed 7 April 2017. Accession nos. 1991.476.1.1-2.1; 1991.476.5.1; 1991.476.8.1. [A01976; A01978-80]

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Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (1939). Commemorative Teaspoon, with Trylon and Perisphere, 1939 New York World’s Fair. Silver plate. (L) 6 1/6 in. Accession no. 96.58.2. Museum of the City of New York. Viewed 8 April 2017. [A02030]

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Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (1939). Commemorative Teaspoon. Silver plate. (L) 6 1/16 in. Accession no. 96.58.6. Museum of the City of New York. Viewed 8 April 2017. [A02031]

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Wm Rogers Mfg Co / ISC. (c. 1939). Set of souvenir flatware from the 1939 World’s Fair. Silverplated, original box. Accession nos. 2014.1250.1-47. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Viewed 6 May 2017. [A02381]

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Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (1939). Commemorative Teaspoon (depicting the 1939 New York World’s Fair Railroad Transportation building). Silver plate. (L) 6 1/6 in. Accession no. 96.58.1. Museum of the City of New York. Viewed 8 April 2017. [A02032]

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

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Lillian V. M. Helander for Wm. Rogers Mfg Co / ISC. (1939). From the New York World’s Fair, 1939: soup spoon, teaspoon, knife, butter knife, dinner fork, and salad fork. Wolfsonian FIU, Miami Beach, FL. 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]

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Attributed to Wm. Rogers & Son / ISC. (c. 1939). Coffee spoon, Meadowbrook Pattern. Silver plate. 4 7/16 x 15/16 x 5/8 in. Accession no. 1990.141.21. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 7 March 2017. [A01665]


Lillian V. M. Helander for William Rogers Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (1939). 1939 New York World’s Fair spoon. (Designed 1938.) Silverplate; 3/4 × 1 1/4 × 6 in. Accession no. 2005.25.3. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 2 March 2017. [A01517]


Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (patented 1941). Spoon. Silver plate. 5 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 5/8 in. Accession no. 1990.141.13. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 March 2017. [A01612]


William Rogers Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (designed 1961). "El California" pattern fork and spoon. Silverplate. Accession no. 1995.101.1-2. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 2 March 2017. [A01518-19]


William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (undated). Tray (with loop handles, oval shape, gadroon edge, chased center). Silver plate. (W) 24 x (D) 15.5 in. Accession no. D1981.28.110. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-052]


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


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


Attributed to Wm. Rogers & Son. (undated). Teaspoon. Silver. Accession no. 55.98.2. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 March 2017. [A01623]


William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (undated). Bird knife holder and 6 knives. Silver plate. Accession no. D1981.28.381.1-7. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-146]


William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (undated). Six cordials. Sterling silver; (H) 3.75 in. Accession no. D1981.28.382.1-6. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-147]


William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (undated). Teapot (with band of fruit at neck). Silver; (H) 7.0 x (W) 9.50 x (D) 5.25 in. Accession no. D1981.28.243. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-095]

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Wm. Rogers & Son. (undated). Tongs. Silver plate. Accession no. 1979.68.353. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C36]

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Wm. Rogers & Son. (undated). Teaspoon. Coin silver. (L) 6 in. Accession no. 1991.178.13. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT— offline. Viewed 15 April 2017. [AAA00591-C37]


William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (undated). Tray (oval with handles, applied floral rim). Silver plate; (W) 24.5 x (D) 15.25 in. Accession no. D1981.28.157. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-067]


William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (undated). Coffee pot (Avon pattern). Silver; (H) 9.5 in. Accession no. D1981.28.38. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-145]


William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (undated). Soup ladle. Silver plate. Accession no. D1981.28.43. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-159]


Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Company. (undated.) Four fruit (?) knives. Silver. (L) 6 5/8 in. Accession no. 2013.106.1-4. Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT. Viewed 6 April 2016. [B00112-13]



B. William Rogers Mfg. Co designs in exhibitions

(5 venues: 2005 - 2007).
Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design. (William Rogers Mfg. Co.) 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]

(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. Courtesy North Central College, Naperville, IL. Viewed 8 January 2017. [A00850; A01460]; also May (1947) lists the company as receiving a bronze medal. [AAA00588] [1]

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]


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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