1899 Ad Meriden Britannia Connecticut 1847 Rogers Silverware Dining Forks LHJ6

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This is a small original 1899 black and white print ad for the Meriden Britannia Company of Meriden, Connecticut, as well as 208 Fifth Avenue in New York and 147 State Street in Chicago. This ad features their 1847 Rogers Bros. silverware and dinnerware.

CONDITION

This 112+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is some bleed through visible on this ad.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 2.5 x 4 inches; 6 x 10 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

1847 Rogers Bros. Silver.

Asa, Simeon and William Rogers are the brothers who established the product line Ò1847 Rogers Bros Silver.Ó They started their silverware business in the 1840s, with a shop in Hartford, Connecticut. After perfecting the electroplating technique (placing a thin layer of silver over a base metal) in 1847, the brothers manufactured Olive: the first fancy electroplate flatware pattern. Popular patterns produced by the company included Columbia, Charter Oak, Ancestral, Adoration, First Love, Daffodil and Vintage.

In 1862, the Meriden Britannia Company (now known as the International Silver Company) purchased the Ò1847 Rogers Bros. SilverÓ brand and forced a relocation to their home base in Meriden, Connecticut. To date, the Ò1847 Rogers Bros SilverÓ trademark is said to be still featured on their products.

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Keywords specific to this image: Antique Advertising, kitchenware, eat, eating, dining, tableware, table, silver, Lotus, Vesta, Berkshire, spoon, fork, knife, utensil

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