Rose Silver Co. Quadruple Teapot

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Rose Silver Co. Quadruple Teapot

Postby Midwest Barn » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:17 pm

This teapot came from my grandparent's basement and I was hoping to learn more about the manufacturer, Rose Silver Co., but I can't find anything about it. Does anyone know where or when it originated? The mark is faded, so perhaps it says something other than Rose Silver? Rose Siever maybe? It is also marked with a faded mark that looks like a "3" so I don't know if that helps. Thank you!

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Re: Rose Silver Co. Quadruple Teapot

Postby dragonflywink » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:53 pm

Hi ~ welcome to the forums.

Best info I can find on the 'Rose Silver Co.' is a 1922 article from the Jewelers' Circular - kind of interesting story...

~Cheryl


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Re: Rose Silver Co. Quadruple Teapot

Postby Midwest Barn » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:24 pm

Wow! Thank you so much for that article! That is certainly an interesting history. Upon closer inspection, this teapot definitely looks cobbled together with different parts. I wonder if Harry Rose put it together for fraudulent purposes. It makes for a great story!

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Re: Rose Silver Co. Quadruple Teapot

Postby dragonflywink » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:01 pm

Don't believe Harry Rose manufactured anything, appears he procured his merchandise from various small manufacturers and jobbers, who he neglected to pay, and it was not of particularly good quality, making his customers unhappy too. Your close-up of the handle shows what appears to be an old poorly done repair, and the 'QUADRUPLE' mark insinuates a very heavy plating, but it was so often used on pieces with inferior plating that most of the major manufacturers had stopped using that term by the early 20th century. In the 1920s, the Federal Trade Commission dealt with numerous complaints regarding low quality 'Quadruple Plate', ordering companies to cease use of the term on items with low quality plating (Benedict Mfg. Co., mentioned in this article, was one of those companies told to 'cease and desist') - but I've seen items and advertising using the term dating well into the mid 20th century...

~Cheryl


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