SMP Logo
SM Publications
Silver Salon Forums - The premier site for discussing Silver.
SMP | Silver Salon Forums | SSF - Guidelines | SSF - FAQ | Silver Sales

The Silver Salon Forums
Since 1993
Over 11,793 threads & 64,769 posts !!
American Sterling Silver Forum
How to Post Photos REGISTER (click here)

customtitle open  SMP Silver Salon Forums
tlineopen  American Sterling Silver
tline3open  Mechanics Sterling Company

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

ForumFriend SSFFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Mechanics Sterling Company
ahwt

Posts: 2173
Registered: Mar 2003

iconnumber posted 11-14-2013 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Above are two spoons made by the Mechanics Sterling Company in Attleboro, MA. This company was part of the Watson and Newell Company. Their mark is a flag with the letter H on it and the word Sterling.

The spoons appear the same at first glance, but as you can see different flowers are used on each spoon. Does anyone know the pattern name or how many different flowers were used?

IP: Logged

dragonflywink

Posts: 975
Registered: Dec 2002

iconnumber posted 11-14-2013 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's Watson's Floral Series No. 3, looks like Poppy and Columbine - they date to the first few years of the 20th century and most of the florals had at least a dozen different designs, some had many more...

~Cheryl

IP: Logged

ahwt

Posts: 2173
Registered: Mar 2003

iconnumber posted 11-15-2013 12:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Cheryl. They are attractive spoons, slightly smaller than most teaspoons, but very well done. The designs on flatware from that era were very sharply executed. I will have to look to see if I can find other flowers in the series.

IP: Logged

dragonflywink

Posts: 975
Registered: Dec 2002

iconnumber posted 11-15-2013 09:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Five o'clock size - they were popular as souvenir spoons, often found with names or places engraved, also as 'birth-flower' gifts.

~Cheryl

IP: Logged

dragonflywink

Posts: 975
Registered: Dec 2002

iconnumber posted 11-15-2013 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Watson is one of my favorite manufacturers, some of their souvenir spoon designs are just beautifully done - my Lily of the Valley spoon collection started with a 1903 Floral Series No. 1 piece. Have also wondered why the 'H-in-pennant' mark (do occasionally run across a 'W-in-pennant')?

~Cheryl


Mark shown on a 1903 Watson catalog:

IP: Logged

All times are ET

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.46a


1. Public Silver Forums (open Free membership) - anyone with a valid e-mail address may register. Once you have received your Silver Salon Forum password, and then if you abide by the Silver Salon Forum Guidelines, you may start a thread or post a reply in the New Members' Forum. New Members who show a continued willingness to participate, to completely read and abide by the Guidelines will be allowed to post to the Member Public Forums.
Click here to Register for a Free password

2. Private Silver Salon Forums (invitational or $ donation membership) - The Private Silver Salon Forums require registration and special authorization to view, search, start a thread or to post a reply. Special authorization can be obtained in one of several ways: by Invitation; Annual $ Donation; or via Special Limited Membership. For more details click here (under development).

3. Administrative/Special Private Forums (special membership required) - These forums are reserved for special subjects or administrative discussion. These forums are not open to the public and require special authorization to view or post.


| Home | Order | The Guide to Evaluating Gold & Silver Objects | The Book of Silver
| Update BOS Registration | Silver Library | For Sale | Our Wants List | Silver Dealers | Speakers Bureau |
| Silversmiths | How to set a table | Shows | SMP | Silver News |
copyright © 1993 - 2020 SM Publications
All Rights Reserved.
Legal & Privacy Notices