1893 Columbia – Antique Silverplate Flatware
The 1893 Columbia silverplate flatware pattern was designed and produced by 1847 Rogers Bros. It was specifically designed for the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ discovery in 1492. The exposition was actually held one year later than planned.
The Columbia pattern features a stylized dolphin wrapped around the handle. As with antique glass and other items of this period, the dolphin has scales.
Below – Tomato Server with gilded, pierced bowl.
The berry forks in the Columbia pattern had two tines instead of three.
Below – Salad serving set which consisted of serving spoon and fork with 6 individual salad forks.
Below –Columbia cake fork.
The 1893 Columbia silverplate pattern was one of 1847 Rogers Bros. earliest attempts at producing a full line of flatware.
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