Stunning antique silver plated Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co tilting three pieces ice water pitcher made in USA circa 1866-1898. Exceptionally crafted and decorated with great details of flowers, leaves and birds. The pitcher stands on a frame with two cherubs and tilts to pour water into the silver plated goblet. This is an absolute beauty in its design and aesthetics.
Measurement: 58 cm high, 34 cm long and 25 cm large.
Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. was a cutlery and silver hollowware manufacturer in Wallingford, Connecticut, founded in 1866. By 1895, the company operated large factories in Wallingford and Montreal, Canada
In 1898, Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. became part of the International Silver Company headquartered in neighboring Meriden.
Many designs have been collected by many American museums including the Dallas Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Yale University Art Gallery. In 2005-07, Modernist silver designs by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. were featured in a traveling museum exhibition (Dallas, Washington, Miami Beach, Reno and Memphis).
The designs have been exhibited since the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. In 1880 Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. was awarded the First Prize Medal competing with 44 other silver manufacturers from the United States and Europe at the Melbourne International Exhibition in Australia.