The Alvin Silver Manufacturing Company was founded in the year 1886. The initial name for the company was Alvin Mfg. Co. The company was considered a late entry player to the silver business in America. They originally had its headquarters in Invington, New Jersey but in the year 1895, it relocated to Sag Harbor in New York. It was only in New York where Alvin Silver Manufacturing Company begun introducing silverware based on historical patterns. In the year 1919, the company changed its name to Alvin Silver Co. and in 1928 the company was purchased by Gorham Silver.
This gorgeous sterling silver 7 piece Ladies Grooming set in original cloth covered fitted box, circa 1900-1920, by Alvin Silver Co. is decorated with an Art Nouveau repousse motif of flowing scrolls and a variety of spring-time flowers. The seven pieces consist of the following: 2 Cut Glass Cream Jars w/Sterling Silver Lids, measuring 1 3/4" in height and 2" across; Nail Buffer, measuring 4 1/2" in length; Button Hook, measuring 7 1/2" in length with sterling handle; Nail File, measuring 6 1/2" in length with sterling handle; Nail Scissors, measuring 4 1/2" in length with sterling handles and blades marked "Zimmer Cutlery Co. - Germany"; and Cuticle Pusher, measuring 5" in length with sterling handle. Each of the pieces are marked "Alvin Sterling" and are monogrammed "A". The set is in excellent condition with nice light patina which can be polished to a high gloss if desired. There is also a matching Dresser Set listed in my store.