Rogers serving/teatime cutlery
VINTAGE ITEM: A boxed set ROGERS silver plated forks and spoons for sweets plus a matching serving spoon, with a stepped chevron pattern.
The set comprises: 6 forks, 6 spoons and a large serving spoon (22.5 cm L)
Marked: crown stamp, and “ROGERS REX EPNS A1” in a recessed panel.
The box is crocodile paper, worn now, with a satiny white lining.
Teatime must have cutlery!
model code:ANT MI Lot87:35E
ROGERS (1847 ROGERS BROS, ROGERS BROS INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO OF CANADA etc )
Although Rogers Brothers as a company does date back to 1847, this date as a mark (with minor variations) has been used by three companies: the original Rogers Brothers; Meriden Britannia company; and International Silver Co.
The “Rogers Bros.” trademark was taken over by the Meriden Britannia company after they purchased the Rogers Brothers company in 1862 and used to at least 1898. The mark moved on again when Meriden Britannia merged with a number of other silver companies to form the International Silver Company in 1898. The “Rogers 1847” marking was used on International’s high-grade silver plate into the late 20th century.
Rogers is a recurrent name in American makers of sterling and silverplate ware. There is a great confusion about the firms bearing this name. The number of companies using the Rogers name is countless. The men managing the various “Rogers” companies sometimes were linked by family relationships but often this was not the case. Lots of companies with this name were created, merged, and separated in an endless succession of intertwined relationships.