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A11001 Stud box, electroplated, nickel / silver, Homan Silver Plate Co, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America, c. 1900. Click to enlarge.

Electroplated nickel silver stud box

Made in Cincinnati, Hamilton county, Ohio, United States, North and Central America, c 1900.

Small square stud box with rouded corners, pin hinge lid, small knob handle in the shape of a dress stud applied to bottom right corner of lid; sides decorated with cast scrollwork, four button feet. Incised across the lid: ‘Heres Your’.

Summary

Object No.

A11001

Object Statement

Stud box, electroplated, nickel / silver, Homan Silver Plate Co, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America, c. 1900

Physical Description

Small square stud box with rouded corners, pin hinge lid, small knob handle in the shape of a dress stud applied to bottom right corner of lid; sides decorated with cast scrollwork, four button feet. Incised across the lid: 'Heres Your'.

Marks

Underneath the base there is an impressed round mark with wording:
WARRANTED BY QUADRUPLE PLATE/ HOMAN SILVER PLATE CO

Below the mark there is number: '185'.
Below the number there is another mark with stylised pitcher with a letter 'H' and hammer behind it. The figural mark is sandwiched between the words: SPECIAL METAL positioned above and below it.

Dimensions

Height

35 mm

Width

60 mm

Depth

55 mm

Production

Notes

An almost indentical silver box has been located in Australia by Knickerbocker Silver, USA.

History

Notes

The Homan Silver Plate Co was set up in 1847 by Henry Homan and Asa F. Flagg. Early works were often marked 'Flagg & Homan'. First known listing under this name in 1896. It became Homan Manufacturing Co between 1905 and 1915. Closed in 1941.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mcpherson, H K, 1984

Acquisition Date

22 November 1984

Cite this Object

Harvard

Electroplated nickel silver stud box 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 October 2019, <https://ma.as/172349>

Wikipedia

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