Lovelace Silverware (International Silver Company)
Lovelace silverware is a pattern of silverware that was produced by the International Silver Company.
History & Description
The International Silver Company was founded in 1898 in Meriden, Connecticut, through the amalgamation of fourteen previously independent silver companies. The company continued to grow and by 1903 had acquired five more silver companies.
During the twentieth century, the International Silver Company was estimated to be worth over $20 million and was one of the leading silver product producers in the United States.
The company produced a variety of popular silver patterns, including Courtship, Elegance, Prelude and Wild Rose.
Guide for collectors
Throughout its history, the International Silver Company has produced some of the most popular commercial silver patterns in American history and its products are frequently sold through national auction houses.
However, the Lovelace pattern represents one of their least popular products and, as a result, is not particularly sought after by collectors. Moreover, Lovelace pattern products very rarely appear at auction.
Collectors are much more likely to purchase Lovelace pattern products from internet bidding sites, such as eBay, where individual items can be purchased between $5 and $20.
Notable auction sales
On January 14th 2011 at DuMouchelles in Detroit, Michigan, a small selection of silver plate table ware, which included two International Silver Company Lovelace pattern pierced footed bread bowls, realised a price of $50.
On February 28th 2012, a Lovelace pattern 7” silver plate compote, made by the International Silver Company, was sold on eBay for $19.95.
On March 5th 2012, a Lovelace pattern silver plate compote, made by the International Silver Company, was sold on eBay for $14.99.
On February 26th 2012, a small Lovelace pattern silver plate tray, made by the International Silver Company, was sold on eBay for $15.
On March 3rd 2012, a Lovelace pattern silver plate candy dish, made by the International Silver Company, was sold on eBay for $10.
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