Posted 4 years ago
This bowl measures 4" high x 5" in diameter. A $1.99 thrift ship find today. It apparently did not have a lid. I found one other example on Worthpoint where it is described as a bowl and part of a coffee and tea set.
From the Connecticut Historical Society:
"In 1881 or 1882, Samuel Barbour moved from Chicago to New Haven, Conn., where he and his brother Charles joined in forming the Barbour Brothers Co. At this point, they were only marketers of silverplate products made by I. J. Steane & Co. of Hartford. But the brothers were operating in Hartford by no later than 1889, since the Geer's city directory for that year contains the listing, "Barbour Bros. Co. silverplated ware mfgs.., 64 Market St." (Market Street, located downtown, has been altered greatly since then.)
In 1892, a decade or so after its formation, the brothers' original partnership was succeeded by the Barbour Silver Co., which also succeeded Steane & Co. The 1889 edition of the Geer's city directory has a listing for "Barbour Silver Co., Silversmiths, 62 Market St."
Barbour Silver became one of the first silver firms absorbed by the International Silver Co. of Meriden, Conn., when that concern was established in 1898. "
BARBOUR BROS CO - Hartford, CT
A business of Charles a Samuel L. Barbour active from c. 1881. The firm marked the silverplate manufactured by I.J. Steane & Co. The firm was succeeded by Barbour Silver Co in 1892