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iconnumber posted 12-02-2004 12:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kiralaura     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I inherited some mismatched spoons and a knife from my late grandmother and great-great-grandmother. My family comes from the Boston area. I have three pieces that I know are silverplate and am very curious as to where they were made and when. These are all family treasures and I'd like to know more of the story behind them.

1. I have a 8.75" serving spoon. Pointed tip on the bowl and fiddle design with a fancy script "B" engraved on the front. This was well used and is scratched and worn down in spots to a yellowish metal underneath. The mark on the back says "ROGERS BROTHER" (yes, without the s).

2. I have a 7.25" spoon that looks exactly like a smaller version of #1. Pointed tip on the bowl and fiddle design with a fancy script "B" engraved on the front. This was also well used and is scratched and worn down in spots to a yellowish metal underneath. The mark on the back says "F. CURTIS & CO."

3. This is a fancy knife with the tip pointing up and a couple of bumps on the top. The handle is perpendicular to the blade with a little twisted design at the neck. This one is engraved with my great-great-grandmother's name "Lottie." (She was married in 1880 if that helps.) I know this is silverplate because of the maker's mark which is a symbol of an anchor followed by "WM. ROGERS & SON.AA"

I love learning more about these priceless (to us) family heirlooms!

Kira Bricknell
San Francisco, CA

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iconnumber posted 12-05-2004 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Curtis piece is made by Fredrerick and Joseph Curtis of Hartford, CT, c. 1848.

The piece with Wm. Rogers & Son is from the William Rogers Manufacturing Company, also in Hartford, CT, dated between 1865-1898, when the company became part of the International Silver Co. The piece is silver plated.

The Roger & Brother was made by Rogers & Bro., a partnership of Asa an Simeon Rogers and Leroy White and David Hamilton, based in Waterbury, CT. This piece is also silverplated and dates from the 1860's to the 1880's. Thie company also became part of International Silver.

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