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milkyusa
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iconnumber posted 08-10-2002 09:47 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Hi!

I just got a demitasse (?) spoon in a Wallace pattern about which I can't find anything. It has a gold washed bowl, though you can't really tell in these pictures.

Is this pattern from a set, or just in demitasse spoons, or did it come in any other pieces?

Thanks!

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 08-11-2002 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a great spoon! Can't find the pattern under any of the standard pattern references. I seem to remember seeing novelty pieces in this pattern such as demitasse spoons. It's not likely to have been a full line pattern, but if anyone does have a place setting in this pattern, it would be really fun to see. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Brent

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iconnumber posted 08-11-2002 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi,

I believe I have seen iced tea spoons in this pattern. I was thinking that they were made by the Meriden Britannia company, though. Is there another owl pattern that anyone is aware of?

Brent

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smfc75x
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iconnumber posted 08-11-2002 03:13 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hagan's "Silverplated Flatware" indicates that an Owl pattern identical to the above was
  • Introduced circa 1892
  • Manufactured by International - 1847 Rogers Bros.
  • Not a full line pattern.

Also, this pattern was shown in the 1892 Rogers and Brother (Waterbury, Connecticut) silverplate flatware catalog.

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milkyusa
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iconnumber posted 08-11-2002 09:50 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, thanks for all of the info!

So, what does that mean, that the pattern was produced by Rogers? This spoon definately has a Wallace mark, and sterling; could more than one company have produced the same pattern?
Or one bought the pattern from the other? Or were they affiliated?

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smfc75

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iconnumber posted 08-12-2002 06:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for smfc75     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your sterling piece was undoubtedly made by Wallace.

Wallace also produced huge quantities of nickel silver flatware which was sold unmarked to other companies, so it is possible that the Rogers & Brother and the Meriden Britannia (tm 1847 Rogers Brothers) plated pieces, at least the blanks, were in fact also made by Wallace.

It is also possible (in my opinion, less likely) that one or more of the companies simply produced knock-offs of the original pattern.

The fact that the Wallace silverplate flatware dies were sold to the International Silver Co. in 1954 also creates some other interesting possibilities. Perhaps there is an Owl collector out there who knows!

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smfc75

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iconnumber posted 08-12-2002 06:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for smfc75     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also, Turner's "American Silver Flatware 1837-1910" shows a presentation set of oyster forks (plated) in this pattern.

And... ebay currently shows two Owl demitasse spoons (both sold) - one Wallace sterling, one Rogers & Bro. silverplate.

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