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Cover May/June 2020
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Tennessee – Chattanooga: When Travel, History and Collecting Coincide
Toni Fraser
The author researches the history of a silver luggage tag in his collection - its owner, family, and the city where they live.
Beyond These Borders
Rowland L. Matteson
Six salad forks from Gent, Belgium, 1831-1868, provide examples of marks from silversmiths J.B. Mahieu and C. Belleville & G. Gabriels.
At Home with Silver: Bringing Back Graciousness One Place-setting at a Time
Roxanne Hughes Packham
The granddaughter of silversmith Allan Adler, Roxanne reinforces the importance of bringing back silver - craftsmen matter, family heritage matters, and silver matters.
The Duhme Silver Company: Cincinnati’s Tiffany of The West, Part 1
Michelle P. Wilhelm
History & examples of souvenir spoons of top landmarks from Cincinnati, OH, made by the Duhme Silver Company.
Cover March/April 2020
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The 1896 Harriet Beecher Stowe Spoon: A Reminder about Race History in America
Patricia F. Singer
This article illustrates the inspiration of a 1896 sterling teaspoon by the Watrous Manufacturing Company from the book Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Beyond These Borders
Rowland L. Matteson
Author shares history and examples of twelve tablespoons & marks of silversmiths Delheid Brothers and Auguste Bonnevie.
Silver Triennale International 2019: A Closer Look at Contemporary Silver Craftsmanship
Karolina Stefanski
A review of the catalogue for the Silver Triennale International and exhibit.
"Sources of Inspiration for Souvenir Spoons: Statues, Portrait Busts, Paintings, Photographs & Public Monument "
Robert M. Wilhelm
History & examples of souvenir spoons of famous statues, paintings, photographs, and public monuments.
Cover January/February 2020
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A Glimpse of a Life at Sea, Reflected in Silver
Cliff Nunn
Author illustrates a simple coin silver spoon in the Tuscan pattern made by the firm of Eaton, Gordon & Bogert, of Newburgh, NY, circa 1856-60; and explores this history of it's owner inscribed with "L.H.Newman."
Silver Sugar Jars - Everyday Objects & Status Symbols
Christine Keruth M.A. and Karolina Stefanski, Ph.D.
Inspired by the Silver Sugar Jar Collection at the German Museum of Technology in Berlin, the authors share many examples of silver jars as well as their evolution through history.
The Family of Silversmiths & Designers
Roxanne Hughes Packham
The granddaughter of famous silversmith Allan Adler provides a glimpse into growing up in a family filled with silversmiths and designers.
A Souvenir Spoon Designed to Memorialize The Ohio State University
Robert M. Wilhelm
History & examples of Ohio State University souvenir spoons.
Cover November/December 2019
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Beyond These Borders: François Sasseville and Other Early Silversmiths of Québec City and Montréal
Rowland L. Matteson
Author shares history and examples of spoon & marks of silversmith François Sasseville as well as other early silversmiths of Québec City and Montréal.
The Art Cabinet of Apolonius Harthals: Assignments for Young Dutch Silversmiths
Janjaap Luijt
The Dutch Silver Museum recently presented Designed by Nature, an exhibition featuring a special collection of contemporary works by young Dutch silversmiths - assignments from Apolonius Harthals.
Women in the Silver World: Flatware Designer Lillian V. M. Helander
Patricia F. Singer
Flatware Designer Lillian V.M. Helander and the history of her work.
Sterling Souvenir Map Spoons: Unique & Distinctive
Robert M. Wilhelm
History & examples of souvenir spoons: Niagra Falls, Lake Huron – Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie, and Lake Winnipesaukee.
Cover September/October 2019
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Beyond These Borders: An Empire Hovedvandsaeg from Horsens
Rowland L. Matteson
Author shares an Empire-style vinaigrette made in Horsens by silversmith Jochum Carl Gorm Bisgaard as well as his mark.
"A Dozen Unique Japanesque Table Knives: ?Antecedents of Tiffany’s Japanese Pattern " "A Dozen Unique Japanesque Table Knives: ?Antecedents of Tiffany’s Japanese Pattern "
William P. Hood Jr. and John R. Olson
Hood and Olson provide beautiful examples of twelve Tiffany & Co. Japanesque table knives that favor the company's Japanese pattern. They illustrate and chart the designs and similarities.
Two Unusual Serving Pieces by Gorham
Patricia F. Singer
Two Gorham serving pieces are illustrated and by reviewing period styles, the author helps to determine design influence and when they were produced.
Souvenir Spoons of Venice
Robert M. Wilhelm
History & examples of souvenir spoons from Venice.
Book Review: Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850-1970
Gerald W.R.Ward
Gerald W.R. Ward reviews the book: Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850-1970 by editor Elizabeth A. Williams.
Cover July/August 2019
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Beyond These Borders: A Beaker Crafted by Sweden's Leading Silversmith of the 20th Century, Wiwen Nilsson
Rowland L. Matteson
Example of a 1962 silver beaker and its mark by Swedish silversmith Wiwen Nilsson.
In Search of the Perfect Fish Slice - The English Invent the Scimitar
Dale E. Bennett
History and beautiful examples of fish serving slices from various countries and English scimitar blades and descriptions of their marks.
Sheffield Silver Millennium Gallery
Caroline Rubinstein
History and Sheffield silver examples from England's Millenium Gallery.
Souvenir Spoons of St Peter's
Robert M. Wilhelm
History & examples of souvenir spoons from Italy's St. Peter's Square.
Book Review: American Silver in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Volume 1, Makers A-F
Catherine B. Hollan
Cover May/June 2019
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Sir Richard Hoare’s Sauceboat? A Re-engraved Piece Retains its Integrity and Interest
Ralph Hoyle
An interesting theory on a sauceboat made by John Cafe from 1743 and how it changed through the generations.
Makers’ Marks: European Souvenir Spoons
Donald G. Tritt
A great guide for European souvenir spoons - shows spoons and images of their marks.
Sheffield Cathedral Silver Collection
Caroline Rubinstein
History and silver examples from England's Sheffield Cathedral Silver Collection.
Some of My Favorite Souvenir Spoons…
Michelle P. Wilhelm
Author shares the history & examples of five of her favorite souvenir spoons in her collection.
Book Review: Flatware That’s Not “Flat”: Design and Production of Innovative Table Cutlery, 1890-2015
Catherine B. Hollan
Silver Magazine staff reviews the book: Flatware That’s Not “Flat”: Design and Production of Innovative Table Cutlery, 1890-2015 by William P. Hood Jr. and Phil Dreis
Cover March/April 2019
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Survey of Silver
Holly Frisosky
Author shares silver jiggers found for auction in a magazine - pieces were made by artist Grainger McKoyand how they were made.
The History and the Marks of The Charter Company, a Special Division of the International Silver Company
W. Scott Braznell
Historical information on a special division of the International Silver Company - The Charter Company. Examples of exquisite silver and their marks, as well as manufacturer's literature is showcased.
Book Review of Beauty of the Flowers: American Floral, Birth Month and Art Nouveau Sterling Spoons 1888-1919
Silver Magazine Staff
Silver Magazine staff reviews Beauty of the Flowers: American Floral, Birth Month and Art Nouveau Sterling Spoons 1888-1919 by author Carolyn Keating.
Greek Souvenir Spoons: The Noblest Ornaments of Illustrious Athens Acropolis, Parthenon, Athena Nike
Robert M. Wilhelm
History & examples of Greek-themed souvenir spoons: Athens Acropolis, Parthenon, and Athena Nike.
Love & Kisses: Viennese Enameled Vinaigrettes
Dorothea Burstyn
Numerous images of Viennese enameled vinaigrettes and helpful information on collecting.
Cover January/February 2019
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Reclaiming the Gilded Age for a Tiffany & Company Cigar Stand
Tia Polidori, Katie Rovito, and Ann Wagner
A beautiful cigar stand crafted by Tiffany & Co. silversmiths and the museum quality process to restore it back to its original granduer.
Scottish Provincial Fish Slices
Dale E. Bennett
History and beautiful examples of Scottish provincial fish serving slices and descriptions of their marks.
Gorham's Unusual Items
Silver Magazine Staff
Unusual Gorham examples gathered from catalogues and advertisements.
Souvenir Spoons of Mammoth Cave: Alluring and Enduring
Robert M. Wilhelm
History & examples of a souvenir spoon illustrating Kentucky's national park Mammoth Cave.
A Pair of Sugar Tongs in the Gustaviansk Style form Landskrona, 1793
Rowland L. Matteson
Example of a pair of 1793 sugar tongs and its mark by Swedish silversmith Johan Schröder.
Loose Threads & Buttons, Mississippi Valley Silver
Maurice Meslans
Example of a silver button and the history behind its marks and symbols.
Cover November/December 2018
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Maria Regnier: Rediscovering a Modernist Silversmith
Marissa S. Hershon
The author provides the history and wonderful examples of work by silversmith Maria Regnier.
Baltimore - Maryland Silver and the Silver Collection at the Maryland Historical Society
Caroline Rubinstein
The article illustrates many silver examples found in the Maryland Historical Society. History of Maryland silversmiths, assay office, marks, etc.
Book Review: Gorham Spoons - Sterling Souvenirs from a Bygone Era
Silver Magazine Staff
Silver Magazine staff reviews the book: Gorham Spoons - Sterling Souvenirs from a Bygone Era by Chris A. McGlothlin.
Egyptomania: The Washington Monument and Cleopatra's Needle
Robert M. Wilhelm
History & examples of a souvenir spoons illustrating the Washington Monument and Cleopatra's Needle.
A Reed & Barton Cake Basket: A Hard Look
Richard Tuck
A Reed & Barton Medallion cake basket is featured along with hisotry and patent information on other Medallion patterns.
Cover September/October 2018
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Pages from the Past
Silver Magazine Staff
Some interesting silver-related papers from manufacturing catalogues and newspapers found in our Silver Magazine "archives" and files.
Silver in India
Chitra Balasubraniam
The author shares the value silver has in India and Indian homes with silver examples and history on their craft.
Silver in the Spotlight: A Report from TEFAF, Maastricht 2018
Karolina Stefanski
Maastricht 2018 fair categorized eight major sections: antiques, modern art, paintings, works on paper, design, ancient art, tribal art, and haute joaillerie. The author showcases amazing works of silver.
Gorham’s First Panel Sheriff ’s Jury Teaspoon: A Favor at Delmonico’s – January 12, 1892
Robert M. Wilhelm
Illustrations of a Gorham souvenir spoon dated 1892 for First Panel Sherriff's Jury. History information and the story of the dinner.
Cover July/August 2018
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Pages from the Past
Silver Magazine Staff
Some interesting silve-related papers from manufacturing catalogues and newspapers found in our Silver Magazine "archives" and files.
Quest for Authenticity, Part 2: The United Indian Traders Association, Better Quality; Greater Sales
Bille Hougart
History of Native American silver - how the government influenced backstamps and standards. Examples of jewelry and their markings.
The Origin of English Fish Serving Pairs - An Unexpected Finding
Dale E. Bennett
History and beautiful examples of English fish serving pairs and descriptions of their marks.
The HammerClub, an Annual Informal Gathering of Silversmiths
Janjaap Luijt
The story of how the silversmith group The HammerClub was formed and information on their annual conferences.
A Pair of Sugar Tongs in the Gustaviansk Style form Landskrona, 1793
Rowland L. Matteson
Example of a pair of 1793 sugar tongs and its mark by Swedish silversmith Johan Schröder.
Old Man of the Mountain Souvenir Spoon
Michelle P. Wilhelm
Various illustrations on two "Old Man of the Mountain" souvenir spoons and their historical information. On Cannon Mountain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, a rock formation appeared in profile of an "old man."
Book Reviews
Silver Magazine Staff
Silver Magazine staff reviews the books: Unger Bros. Newark, NJ - Art Nouveau – Manufacturing Silversmiths by Judith and Arthur Levitan; and Miller’s Encyclopedia of World Silver Marks by Judith Miller and Duncan Campbell
Cover May/June 2018
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The Mystery of “TL” in the Serrated Punch
Carolyn Law
The author provides examples of a "TL"mark and the research involved to determine if the silversmith was indeed Thomas Law.
Warsaw Silver Plate Companies. History and Marks: IV.Bros.Henneberg
David N. Nikogosyan & Joanna Paprocka-Gajek
History of the Bros. Henneberg, examples of their work and varying backstamps.
Two Danish Christening and Baptism Spoons
Robert M. Wilhelm
Various illustrations on two Danish Christening spoons and their historical information.
Dr. George McClellan’s Silver Spoons
Donald L. Fennimore
The McClellan spoons, a rare example of American silver fiddle spoons die-stamped, not with maker, manufacturer, or retailer’s names but with their owner’s name. Many illustrations of various Philadelphia silversmiths.
A Dessert Spoon Crafted in Antwerp, in the Kingdom of the Netherlands (1814-1830)
Rowland L. Matteson
Example of a dessert spoon and its mark by Antwerp silversmith Petronella Angelica Foelen Thomassen.
Book Review
Silver Magazine Staff
Silver Magazine staff reviews the books: World Hallmarks Volume I and Volume II by William Whetstone, Danusia Niklewicz, and Lindy Matula.
Cover March/April 2018
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Russian Fish Slices
Dale E. Bennett
History and beautiful examples of Russian fish slices and descriptions of their marks.
The Signer’s Noble Urn
Rachel Lovett
A silver urn in the family of Samuel Chase, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Grant's Hat Souvenir Spoons
Robert M. Wilhelm
Various examples of Grant's Hat souvenir spoons as well as historical information on Ulysses S. Grant.
Abraham Dubois Mark Attribution on a Bird-Back Teaspoon
John R. McGrew
John McGrew details his research path to the attribution of his bird-back teaspoons, along with examples of marks and designs.
A Set of Six Forks in the Fiddle Pattern from Antwerp Crafted by Jean Jacques Coetermans
Rowland L. Matteson
Examples of forks and their marks by Dutch silversmith Jean Jacques Coetermans.
Book Reviews
Silver Magazine Staff
Silver Magazine staff reviews the books: Virginia and West Virginia Silversmiths and Related Artisans to 1900 by Catherine B. Hollan; and Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London: Their Lives and Their Marks by David M. Mitchell
Cover January/February 2018
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Quest for Authenticity - U.S. Government Hallmarks on Native American Silver, 1938-1941: Short-Term Project; Long-Term Impact
Bille Hougart
History of Native American silver - how the government influenced backstamps and standards. Examples of jewelry and their markings.
Frederick Towle, Jeweler of Tallahassee, and His Successors
Cliff Nunn
Historic information and detailed examples of silver and backstamps from Frederick Towle and successors.
Images of Native Americans on Souvenir Spoons
Robert M. Wilhelm
Various examples of Native American souvenir spoons.
Anglesey Abbey: The Silver Collection
Caroline Rubinstein
The author provides a brief history of Angelsey Abbey and a detailed listing of the items in the silver collection.
Editorial
Bob Slater
Silver Magazine 50 Years: 1968-2018, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King
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