Posted 12 months ago
This is a late 1800s “Aladdin style” Simpson Hall & Miller Company Coffee and Tea Set, complete with Tray and Cream and Covered Sugar. There is a fifth, smaller pot ... or “Waste Bowl.” SHM manufactured hollowware in both Canada and Wallingford, Connecticut. Their years of existence are 1866 - 1898. This set was made in the USA. It was ... is considered a somewhat high quality set — and was quadruple plated. I have not yet identified the pattern name; but do understand that Yale University has resources that will likely help. Many of the antique SHM coffee & tea sets that are known to exist have been replated. This grouping has not (yet) been refreshed.
The set was rehomed to me in 2018. It was acquired in northwest Calgary, which borders on what were some of the biggest ranch lands of southern Alberta, the ranches that came into existence in the 1880s. The CPR steel reached Calgary in 1882-3; and there was regular, comfortable rail accommodation (including shipment of goods) used by settler elites from overseas through New York to Calgary by 1885.
Coffee Pot — 11” high x 9” wide
Tea Pot — 9 1/2” high x 8 1/2” wide
Sugar Bowl — 7 1/2” high x 7” wide
Creamer — 6” high x 5 1/4” wide
Waste Bowl — 6” x 6”
Tray — 22 1/4” long x 15” wide