Sterling Siver

New England has long been renown for its silver manufacturers. The exquisite detail, composition, and artistry were the hallmarks of the fine silver found in many New England households for centuries.

Sterling silver lends itself to a vast array of items—from flatware, serving dishes, and napkin rings, to mesh purses, shoe buckles, and jewelry, to picture frames, posy holders, and desk sets.

GEORG JENSEN 3-PIECE STERLING TEA SET

GEORG JENSEN 3-PIECE STERLING TEA SET

The F. B. Rogers Silver Company was originally founded in 1883 in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts and later moved to Taunton, MA in 1886. In 1895 they began manufacturing sterling silverware and were one of the original companies to become part of the International Silver Company in 1898. The F. B. Rogers Silver Company has used many different marks over the years and is still in business today.

STERLING COCKTAIL SHAKER

STERLING COCKTAIL SHAKER

 The Roger Smith & Company was formed in 1857 by William Rogers and George Smith. The company produced an array of goods, from elaborate tea sets to individual salt spoons and everything in between. One specialty, for which they held numerous design patents, was ice water pitchers. While most goods were either Britannia metal or silver plate, a limited amount of sterling was made. All sterling goods carried a special mark stating it was 925/1000 silver.

STERLING MARCASITE RING WITH OVAL STONE

STERLING MARCASITE RING WITH OVAL STONE

If your heirloom silver pieces carry any of these marks and you would like to learn their value, send me an e-mail at sales@showcaseantiques.com to arrange for an appraisal. We have a lot more more sterliling silver than mentioned in the article. Click to browse our collection. We have much more in our store than on our web site so if you don’t see what you are looking for just call us at (508) 347-7190 or email sales@showcaseantiques.com.

 

(Source information: Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers, Rainwater & Redfield, 2004)

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