Early 1900's Luncheon Knives by 1847 Rogers Bros - Cromwell Pattern - Monogrammed Set of Six
On the tables of America's first families since 1847...
First started in Connecticut in 1820 by brothers Asa, William and Simeon Rogers, Rogers Bros silversmith was strictly a family affair until they discovered a way to electroplate silver in 1847. A breakthrough moment, silver plating became very popular and lots of silversmiths wanted to join the company and take part in the family's notoriety. In the 1860's Rogers Bros. was bought by Meriden Britannia where it continued to produce the popular silver-plated flatware under the Rogers Bros name for the next three decades. A name change came around for Meriden in 1898 when a joint conglomeration of New England area silversmiths banded together to form the International Silversmith Company. 1847 Rogers Bros. remained a brand under this new parent company.
The gorgeous blunt edged luncheon knives listed here were made between 1912 and 1926. Slightly shorter than their dinner knife twins, this set of 6 luncheon knives is monogrammed with the initials BC. They carry signs of history and use in their wonderful patina and elegant design.
- Monogrammed with the initials BC
- Cromwell pattern
- Hollow handle
- Blunt style tip
- Luncheon knife function
- Matching set of six
In antique condition, four of these knives are still usable for food service. Two of the knives bear some pitting and rust spots. The aged patina is really gorgeous in this case, but if you'd like to return these pieces to their original bright and shiny condition you can clean them at home easily by soaking them in a tinfoil-lined bath of hot water, salt and baking soda.
Each knife measures 8 and 5/8" inches (length) x .75" inches (width at widest section) x .3" inches (depth)
Antique flatware looks stunning on party and holiday tables - even if you never use them during the course of a meal they make great conversation pieces. Likewise, they are a playground when it comes to visual art - whether you incorporate them into a collage for your wall, repurpose them as drawer handles in your kitchen or make jewelry cuffs out of them for your wrist or photograph them for your kitchen blog, there is a host of creative ways in which they can enhance your life, both in the kitchen and out!