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HISTORY AND MARKS
George W: Shiebler (Baltimore 1846 - New York 1920) in 1875 purchased the business of Coles & Reynolds, manufacturers of silver spoons and in 1876 began the activity under his own name employing a work force of five men.
In 1883 he purchased the factory of Morgan Morgans, merging this plant with his others.
After the acquisition of flatware dies of A & W Wood, Henry Hebbard, Hebbard & Pothamus and Theodore Evans & Co he moved the factory to Brooklyn.
In the beginning Shiebler made only spoons and forks but its line was gradually expanded to a largest line of silverware.
Shiebler was a highly skilled and innovative designer and over the years obtained a number of patents flatware patterns and souvenir spoons.
In 1892 the firm was incorporated as George W. Shiebler & Co.
The company was especially noted for his medallion work, inspired to the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum, oxidized silver and transparent enamel work.
Some of the handsomest enamelling works done in the United States came from Shiebler factory. Two special artists were employed for this work alone. Five designers and nine die sinkers created exclusive designs and dies which made George W. Shiebler famous in every silver and jewelry house of the country.
In 1910 Shiebler failed in business, dissolved the firm and worked for Gorham until his death in 1920.
Unfortunately the new owners took the factory under the stipulation that every spoon and fork die located therein was to be at once destroyed. The only reason ever designed for this incomprehensible decision was that the work was so massive that the metal used in each piece made the spoons and forks commercially unprofitable to handle.
Only the American Beauty flatware pattern, being obtained by Mauser Manufacturing Co, escaped this sorrowful fate.
George W. Shiebler 1876-1891
George W. Shiebler & Co 1891-1910
GEORGE W. SHIEBLER & CO FLATWARE PATTERNS
Shiebler manufactured a wide array of flatware patterns, of its own production or using the acquired dies of A & W Wood, Henry Hebbard, Hebbard & Pothamus and Theodore Evans & Co.
The list of flatware patterns manufactured by George W. Shiebler & Co comprises:
Acanthus (1887), Amaryllis (1877), American Beauty (1896 photo 1), Chrysanthemum (1885 photo 2), Clemantis (1895), Cornucopia (1900), Cupid (1898 photo 3), Dew Drop (1860), Diamond (1860 photo 4), Doric (1875), Etruscan (1880), Fiorito (1902 photo 5), Flora (1887 photo 6), French Thread (1876), Gipsy (1880), Gothic (1890), Jenny Lind (1850), Kings (1876), Knight (S1890), Leaf (1880), Louvre (1890 photo 7), Luxembourg (1888), Maintenon (1895 photo 8), Marie Antoinette (1893), Mayflower (1850), Medallion (S1890), Montezuma (1879), Month (1902), Napoleon (1894), Oriental (1855-1860), Palace (1869), Penn (1880), Poppy (1900), Prince Albert (1865), Princess (1874), Rococo (1888), Ruby (1870), Saint John (Sterling, 1882), Sandringham (1895), Shell (1880), Sunny South (1892), Victoria (1894), Wave (1904)
1 American Beauty 2 Chrysanthemum 3 Cupid 4 Diamond 5 Fiorito 6 Flora 7 Louvre 8 Maintenon
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