The Story Behind this Blog

Being from the South, Silver is a very big part of my life. It doesn't have anything to do with wealth. Although those with more money - old money, tend to have more of it. New money tend not to spend their money on Silver. They do not have the appreciation for the warmth of the metal, the beauty of the patina, the story it tells of the generations past who have used it. A true southern girl comes of age when she chooses her silver pattern, long before she chooses her mate. If she is smart, she chooses that of her mother, grandmother, or favorite great aunt who in their benevolence will pass their silver on to her. It is the pieces in those sets, the pieces on our tables, along with the pieces we find in the corners of the displays in antique stores that prompted me to start this blog. They are beautiful, they are odd, but what are they, and what in the hell do you do with them?

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Joan of Arc by International

International introduced Joan of Arc in 1940. It was designed by Alfred G. Kintz who also designed Empress (1932), Springtime (1935), and Wedgwood (1924)for the company. This pattern should not be confused with International's Jeanne d'arc pattern they introduced in 1905 that designed by John T. Clulee.

Salad Fork (6 1/8 inches)

Individual Salt Spoon (2 3/8 inches)

Fruit Knife (6 7/8 inches)

Large Jelly Server (6 3/8 inches)

1 comment:

  1. The popularity of this pattern and others which resemble it (Towle's "Queen Elizabeth I," Gorham's "Chantilly" and "Strasbourg," e g) suggests that most people have similar taste when it comes to choosing a pattern--a few lines and curves, but keep it restrained, with nothing that would appesr overstated or too ornate. . . .Of course, there is still the "Francis I" crowd. . . .