The Derby Silver Company was founded in 1872, and began operations on Shelton's Canal Street one year later. The company made toilet articles, mirrors, combs, clocks, brushes, table and flatware, tea sets, children's cups, loving cups (trophies), candlesticks, fruit baskets, dishes, basically anything which was plated by or made of silver. In 1898, the plant merged with the International Silver Company, a consortium of Connecticut silver companies. A victim of the Depression, the plant closed in 1933.
This gorgeous and unique designed spoon holder is circa 1890. The esoteric design consists of a hammered honey-comb background, engraved flowers and leafage, image of a young child and ribbed handles. The spoon holder measures 4 5/8" in height, 5" from handle-to-handle, 3" across the top and 3 1/4" across the base. Stamped with the company logo and "Derby Silver Co. - Derby CT - Quadruple Plate" and "3133". There are no damages; wondered original darkened patina.
Derby Hammered Silver Plate Floral Motif Spoon Holder w/Handles
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