Antique Reed & Barton A1 Set Of 3 Large Table Spoons Silver Plated Unengraved For Sale
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ANTIQUE REED & BARTON A1
SET OF THREE LARGE TABLE SPOONS
The spoons are in good condition, some scuffs from normal use, look at the pictures. It was made in elegant "Jewell" pattern which was introduced in 1916.Measurements:The length is 8-1/4" The total weight of three spoons is 152.8gr / 5.38 Oz Stamped: R.&B. A1
It is an excellent addition to your collection!
About Rogers & Brothers company:
William Rogers was the eldest of the Rodgers brothers. Around 1820 he
left his parents farm, headed to Hartford Connecticut and became an
apprentice of Joseph Church, a skilled jeweler and silversmith. Williams
showed so much promise that Joseph Church soon made him a partner.
Together they made silver spoons and coins. You can identify these items
by their marking, ‘Church & Rogers’. It took five years of
apprenticeship for William Hazen Rogers to become a master silversmith.
It is shortly after the time of partnership that we began to see the
famous and familiar hallmark, “WM Rogers” on silverware he crafted.
However, because his name was rather common several other manufacturers
also use this trademark. William distinguished himself from these other
manufacturers by using a star or perhaps even an Eagle as distinguishing
decorative features of his trademark.
At some point in time between 1825 and 1835, Simeon Rogers and Asa
Rogers Jr. had an association with the church in Rogers partnership. At
this point it was quite plain to see that silver was a strong part of
the Rogers family culture and being a master silversmith was somewhat of
a family tradition.
The story is a little confusing from here on out, from what we
understand, after Asa Jr. formed another partnership with John Cole to
manufacture silver coins and silver flatware. When Cole retired later
around 1832, William Rogers joined his younger brother and name of the
resulting firm was changed to Asa Rogers Jr. and company. After a few
more moves with loose associations kept intact (it seems that the
Rodgers brothers wisely did not burn any bridges), Williams finally
moved and created his own shop under his own name, William Rogers. This
new American company would go on to pioneer and innovate many things
related to silver in the relatively new United States. One of the first
innovations was the use of sterling silver flatware instead of the coin
silver which was typically used at the time.
With growing successes William was able to buy his younger brothers
spoon manufacturing interest and consolidated into their new
partnership. Around this time Simeon Williams was learning the trade and
soon became a partner. Simultaneously, Asa Jr. experimented with some
other silver makers in the creation of silverplated flatware. Perhaps
these experiments played a role in the innovations that Asa and his
brother William would make him yet another partnership out of Hartford
called ‘Rogers & Mead’. In 1845 this partnership used the innovative
technique of electroplating to manufacture electroplated silverware. By
1847 the brothers really began to work in earnest together producing
silverplated spoons with the Rogers Bros trademark. WM Rogers
silverplate innovation caused quite a stir and the brothers were unable
to keep up with the increased demand. To better meet the needs of the
growing market the Rodgers brothers formed a new company, Rogers Bros
MFG Co. in partnership with George W Smith.
There would be much more company shuffling and new partnerships; it
kind of boggles the mind, yet their most successful line, the 1847
Rogers Bros silver would continue to be a mainstay in any of the future
iterations of their various companies. To this day many of the fine 1847
Rogers Bros silverware patterns graced many a mantelpiece and display
cabinet in homes and apartments around the world. Silver plated flatware
is seeing somewhat of a renaissance and while not as expensive as solid
sterling silver, it is still very much in demand by collectors and
remains enjoyable to collect.
Payment and shipping.
The winner pays within 5 days after the end of the sale. I accept paypal payments. I will ship it as soon as get payment. I accept returns ONLY if it doesn't match the description. Please read the description and look at the pictures carefully before offerding.
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Antique Reed & Barton A1 Set Of 3 Large Table Spoons Silver Plated Unengraved: $10