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Cover July/August 2017
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“Proof of Victory”: Tiffany’s Yorktown Centennial Cup
Nicholas Ciotola
Historic information and detailed examples of a trophy awarded to the New Jersey Provisional Battalion for its role at the Battle of Yorktown Centennial commemoration in 1881.
Silver Sirens: US Censorship and Nudity in Late-Victorian Silver
Patricia F. Singer
In the late 1800s, nudity was censored in many artistic forms except for silver. This article showcases many examples of such silver and its history.
Enos Reeves Silver 1753-1807 Part III: The Adventure
I.S.K. Reeves V
After ten years of searching, the author purchases three pieces of silver made by family silversmith Enos Reeves Silver at auction. His story is quite an adventure.
Beyond These Borders: Two Very Dissimilar Snaps Beakers from Scandinavia
Rowland L. Matteson
Examples of snaps beakers and their marks by Scandinavian silversmiths Erik Lemon and Carl Israel Rindell.
The Earliest Books on American Souvenir Spoons
Robert M. Wilhelm
With the introduction of the spoonmania craze in 1890, there were many catalogues and publications dedicated to souvenir spoons. The author showcases these publications and provides helpful resource books for your souvenir spoon library.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Repurposing a French silver cup as a vase.
Cover May/June 2017
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Mississippi Valley Silver Part 3: The St. Louis Area and Part 4: The St. Louis Area to Natchez
Maurice Meslans
In the second two articles in this series, the author provides silver examples and marks for silversmiths in the Mississippi Valley.
Warsaw Silver Plate Companies. History and Marks: III. Bros. Buch
Joanna Paprocka-Gajek and David N. Nikogosyan
History of the Bros. Buch Silver Plate Company, examples of their work and varying backstamps.
The Mystery of the English Fork/Slice Servers
Dale E. Bennett
History and beautiful examples of English servers and descriptions of their marks.
Souvenir Spoons of the Colosseum
Robert M. Wilhelm
Spoon examples and detailed illustrations of Colosseum spoons and their marks.
Book Review
Dorothea Burstyn
Book review of Silver for Entertaining: The Ickworth Collection
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Repurposing a fish knife.
Cover March/April 2017
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Mississippi Valley Silver Part 1: The Fur Trade & French Style and Part 2: The St. Louis Area
Maurice Meslans
In the first two articles in this series, the author provides silver examples and marks for silversmiths in the Mississippi Valley.
Goodbye to the Strawberry Fork: How Herbert Hoover Standardized American Silver Flatware
Patricia F. Singer
The history of how Herbert Hoover changed silver production manufacturing in 1926.
Bob’s Surahi
Chitra Balasubramaniam
The story of how Bob Slater, Editor of "Silver Magazine", ordered a silver surahi from India and the silversmith that made it.
Five Forks in the Fiddle Thread pattern from Brussels Bearing Extremely Clear Mark
Rowland L. Matteson
Historical information from Belgium silversmith Auguste Bonnevie, spoon examples, and his marks.
Kingston & Environs: First Capitol of New York State
Robert M. Wilhelm
Spoon examples and postcards illustrating the First Capitol of New York State and their marks.
Book Review
Dorothea Burstyn
Book review of English Silver before the Civil War. The David Little Collection.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Cover January/February 2017
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Orfèvres de Saint-Domingue, Silversmiths of Saint-Domingue: Part II
Maurice Meslans
Silversmiths from Saint-Domingue - notes, dates and mark information.
Zalmon Bostwick – New York Silversmith
Ann Kinne
Silver examples of silversmith Zalmon Bostwick as well as history and his marks.
Cucumbers, Flatware Servers and An Extremely Rare Georgian Cucumber Slicer
Dale E. Bennett
A history of cucumbers and their servers from the late eighteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century. Many beautiful examples of servers are illustrated.
A Bookplate with a Silver Theme
Kay Olson Freeman
Author Kay Olson Freeman discovered a bookplate in a 1831 Philadelphia City Directory featuring silver items. She provides her research results on the names of the people that owned the book and the potential meaning behind the silver.
Dutch Silver Forks & Tablespoons from the Eighteenth Century
Rowland L. Matteson
Showcasing nine Dutch silversmiths from the eighteenth century, Matteson provides historic info and detailed images of their marks.
Cover November/December 2016
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The Presidential Souvenir Spoons (1892)
Robert M. Wilhelm
Examples of souvenir spoons from presidential elections.
The Ancient Art of Damascening
Chitra Balasubramaniam
Delhi silversmith Rajesh Gahloth and examples of silver items using the craft of damascening.
Rediscovery of the Mermaids’ Pearl Bracelet
Marie-Élise Dupuis
Various Romantic Movement Mermaid's Pearl bracelets.
Russian Silver Spoons
Geoffrey Watts
Examples of late nineteenth-century Russian spoons, their silversmiths and history.
H. L. Webster & the 1860’s CABLE Coin Flatware
Ann Kinne
Kinne shares two coin silver pieces from her collection from the Cable pattern.
Orfèvres de Saint-Domingue, Silversmiths of Saint-Domingue: Part 1
Maurice Meslans
Silversmiths from Saint-Domingue and a history from the eighteenth century.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Various silver items double as holiday decorations.
Cover September/October 2016
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Beyond These Borders
Rowland L. Matteson
A mid-nineteenth-century demitasse spoon from Montreal crafted by silversmith Robert Hendery.
Robert J. King: Pioneer of Mid-Century Modern Silver Design
Janna King
Author Janna King shares a unique historic perspective and amazing examples of her grandfather silversmith Robert J. King.
The Importance of Construction Techniques in Evaluating Beakers
Maurice Meslans
Mr. Meslans provides helpful information and examples on identifying beakers from various countries.
Dr. Iloff’s Amazing California Silver Collection
Pansylea Howard Willburn
California silver collection: History, examples, and conversations with the author.
Helgoland — An Oasis in the North Sea: Two Rare Spoons
Robert M. Wilhelm
Examples of souvenir spoons of Helgoland of the North Sea and their makers.
Cover July/August 2016
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Beyond These Borders
Rowland L. Matteson
A very large beaker from Östhammar (1806) by silversmith Anders Arvid Pihlgren
Pardon Miller and a Relic of the Steamboat Age
Cliff Nunn
History and salt spoons from silversmith Pardon Miller.
English Long-Oval Servers
Dale E. Bennett
Various examples of long-oval servers and descriptions of their backstamps.
Armand Frenais Silversmith Company: A Rival of Christofle
David N. Nikogosyan
Company history and numerous backstamp examples of Armand Frenais.
Famous Bridges on Souvenir Spoons Part 2: The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge & The Golden Gate Bridge
Robert M. Wilhelm
Examples of souvenir spoons of with famous bridge themes and their makers.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Repurposing the use of a creamer & sugar
Editorial
Robert (Bob) Slater
West Point Silver Bullion Depository, New York Military Academy, Donald Trump, Eisenhower, U.S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Sandy Weill, Silver souvenir items
Cover May/June 2016
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Beyond These Borders
Rowland L. Matteson
Two tablespoons from Finland, 1779 & 1814 by silversmiths Bertil (Bartholomeus) Thorwijk and Johan Mellberg
Researching and Assistance from Others: the Eagle Marks Book
Catherine B. Hollan
Author Catherine Hollan explains the research that went into her Eagle Marks book.
Women in the Silver World: Gwendolyn L. Kelso
Patricia F. Singer
History and examples of silver appraiser Gwendolyn Kelso.
On the Trail of Surviving Shreve & Co., San Francisco, Historic Archival Material
Pansylea Howard Willburn
Examples and detailed history of archival documents of San Francicso's Shreve & Col
Famous Bridges on Souvenir Spoons Part 1: Pons Aelius, Brooklyn Bridge & Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge
Robert M. Wilhelm
Examples of souvenir spoons of with famous bridge themes and their makers.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Repurposing the use of a punch bowl.
Cover March/April 2016
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Beyond These Borders
Rowland L. Matteson
Two identical snaps beakers - illustrations and marks for Emanuel Lindström and Ludvig Axelsson, Jr.
A Short History of Germany’s Finest Silver Manufacturer
Karolina Stefanski
Company history and examples of Robbe & Berking silver.
“Good-Bye to Silver Tarnish!” [International’s “Palladiant” Campaign]
W. Scott Braznell
Manufacturer literature, silver examples and marks of International Silver tarnish-free "Palladiant" advertising campaign.
Gorham in 1905
Samuel J. Hough
Gorham in 1905 and a timeline of the company's structure.
Some Thoughts on “Rules” for late Eighteenth-Century French Silver Marks
Maurice Meslans
French silver mark examples and guidance on how to read and date them.
Isle of Capri Souvenir Spoons
Robert M. Wilhelm
Examples of souvenir spoons of with the Isle of Capri theme and their makers.
Book Review: Eagle Marks on American Silver
Silver Magazine Staff
Book Review
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Cover January/February 2016
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Beyond These Borders
Rowland L. Matteson
History and silver items crafted by the last of the Bateman family of silversmiths.
A Souvenir of the Albany Society of New York
Walter Richard Wheeler
Examples of silver souvenirs for members of the Albany Society of NY as well as history of the society.
German Flatware Servers
Dale E. Bennett
Detailed descriptions of various flatware servers from Germany.
An Important German New Objectivity Flatware Pattern: Bahner 17700
William P. Hood Jr. and Jörg Müller-Daehn
Illustrations and piece type listings for the Bahner 17700 pattern.
Souvenir Spoons Commemorating the Danish Sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen
Michelle P. Wilhelm
Examples of souvenir spoons of Danish Sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen and their makers.
Book Review: Bertrand’s Toyshop in Bath, Luxury Retailing 1685-1765
Catherine B. Hollan
Book Review
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Repurposing the use of silver tongs
Cover November/December 2015
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Beyond These Borders
Rowland L. Matteson
Five mid-nineteenth-century teaspoons by Jonas Lampén and their marks.
The Silver Mustard Pot
Geoffrey Watts
History and illustrations of English silver mustard pots.
Philo Gilbert & "The Other Patent"
Ann Kinne
Silversmith Philo Gilbert and examples of Patent #1143 and maker's marks.
The Sacajawea Copper Souvenir Spoon
Robert M. Wilhelm
Examples of Sacajawea Copper themed souvenir spoons and their makers.
Warsaw Silver Plate Companies, History and Marks: II. Norblin
David N. Nikogosyan and Joanna Paprocka-Gajek
History of the Norblin Silver Plate Company, examples of their work and varying backstamps.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Repurposing silver items for holiday entertaining.
Cover September/October 2015
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Beyond These Borders
Rowland L. Matteson
A sauce boat from Björneborg master silversmith Johan Jacob Tortber dated 1851.
French Silver Flatware Series
Dale E. Bennett
Examples of various servers made by French silversmiths.
Tiffany & Co. Silver and Dynamic Symmetry
W. Scott Braznell
Illustrations and history of six unusual advertisements for silver hollowware made by Tiffany & Co. between November of 1919 and October of 1920.
James A. Garfield Souvenir Spoons: Student, Warrior and Statesman
Robert M. Wilhelm
Examples of James A. Garfield themed souvenir spoons and their makers.
Silversmith Frederick R. Reichel: Eleven Years in San Francisco, 1856-1867
Pansylea Howard Willburn
History, examples, and maker's marks for silversmith Frederick R. Reichel.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for a sterling crumb catcher.
Cover July/August 2015
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Beyond These Borders
Rowland L. Matteson
An interesting method for saving silver from Logumkloster: silver filigree.
Early German Silver Egg Cups
Ole Lachmann
History and examples of German silver egg cups.
Silver Making, War, and Romance: The Saga of the Reeves Family - Part II: Enos Reeves (1753-1807)
I.S.K. Reeves, V
Another silversmith in the Reeves family - Enos Reeves. Features family history, silver examples, and marks.
Henry-Nicolas Cousinet (1696-1768), Parisian Silversmith: An Investigation into Fame and Anonymity
Thomas Penin
History of eighteenth-century French silversmith Henry-Nicolas Cousinet.
Souvenir Spoons from Persephone’s Island: Sicily
Michelle P. Wilhelm
Examples of Sicily themed souvenir spoons and their makers.
Beyond These Borders 2
Rowland L. Matteson
A rare Fiddle pattern teaspoon from Greenock - silversmith John Heron, 1835.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for a nineteenth-century footed French cup.
Cover May/June 2015
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Book Review: Canadian Heritage Silver
Silver Magazine Staff
Book Review
Tools Maketh the Man: In the Workshop of Silversmith Mohammad Akram Ansari
Chitra Balasubramaniam
History and examples from modern silversmith Mohammad Akram Ansari of India.
San Francisco Silversmiths Koehler & Ritter, 1868-1885
Pansylea Howard Willburn
History and silver examples by Koehler & Ritter.
Episcopal Cathedral of St. John, the Beloved Disciple Souvenir Spoon
Robert M. Wilhelm
Examples of Cathedral of St. John themed souvenir spoons and their makers.
Wealth on the Table
Geoffrey Watts
Eighteenth and nineteenth century silver items for the dining table.
Special Dutch Date Letters
Janjaap van Luijt
History of Dutch date letters.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for silver demitasse cups
Cover March/April 2015
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Warsaw Silver Plate Companies, History and Marks: I. Józef Fraget
Joanna Paprocka-Gajek and David N. Nikogosyan
Silverplate examples, history, and marks of I. Józef Fraget
Pages from the Past
Richard Kurtzman
Catalogue pages from Meriden Britannia Company dated 1867 showcasing Britannia metal items.
Charles-Louis Wagner and Frédéric-Jules Rudolphi’s Partnership in Paris
Marie-Elise Dupuis and Karolina Stefanski
Beautiful examples of silver as well as history of the long business partnership and influential style of Charles-Louis Wagner and Frédéric-Jules Rudolphi.
Durgin’s Seven Patented Souvenir Spoons
Robert M. Wilhelm
Examples of seven souvenir spoons designed and patented by William B. Durgin in 1891.
Beyond These Borders: A Rare Fiddle Pattern Salt Spoon Crafted by John Keith of Banff
Rowland L. Matteson
Brief history of silversmith John Keith and an example of his mark.
Book Review: British Silver Boxes 1640-1840: The Lion Collection
Dorothea Burstyn
Book review
Joseph Seymour And His 1859 Corn Pattern
Ann Kinne
Catalogue advertisement and silver example of a corn pattern by Joseph Seymour.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Mustard spoons and salt spoons make for good use with spices.
Cover January/February 2015
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Russian Silver Flatware Servers
Dale E. Bennett
History and sterling examples of Russian servers.
Floral Art Nouveau Silver and the Chaser Christopher M. Whalen
W. Scott Braznell
Information on the history and marks of chaser Christopher M. Whalen.
American Silver at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: The Milo M. Naeve Collection
Marissa Hershon
Amazing examples of silver and their artists found in the Milo M. Naeve Collection in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
The Super Bowl of Arenas: The Colosseum on Souvenir Spoons
Robert M. Wilhelm
Examples of Colosseum themed souvenir spoons and their makers.
Whiting’s Diminutive Christmas Spoons
Patricia F. Singer
Two Christmas-themed patterns by Whiting Manufacturing Co.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Encouring the reuse of silver items rather than a permanent transformation of a piece.
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