Wednesday, April 8, 2009

HOMAN SILVER PLATE

The Homan Manufacturing Company of Cincinnati, Ohio.






Q: I have a silver punch bowl, tray, and 12 silver goblets that were my grandmother's and probably date back to 1900. I would love to know the value.

A: Your punch bowl set was made by The Homan Manufacturing Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. Henry Homan and Asa F. Flagg went into partnership in 1847 making pewter items. Some pieces were marked "Flagg & Homan." Silver-plated pieces were being made by the 1880s and the company name became the Homan Silver Plate Co. in 1896. The name Homan Manufacturing Company was first used sometime between 1904 and 1915. The company went out of business in 1941. The punch bowl alone sold last year for $230. Your set of 14 pieces is worth $500-$600.

6 comments:

kelly said...

i have a type of wooden religious box the has several item inside for communion, last rites, something?? all have the homan silver plate markings any ideas ????/

Janet said...

It was made in Cincinnati and most of their religious goods were made under Sick Call. Your box is most likely a "Last Rite box" that was kept in the home for a priest to give a person their last rites.

Marion said...

I have a collapsible silver plated cup 80mm high, marked The Homan Mfg Co Cincinatti 0805. Someone said these were used during the war?? Ideas of value, it is engraved CT

Kristin dicioccio said...

I inherited a silver Homan religious set. April 1897. It was specially made for a massachusetts church and has the church initials engraved on wares. it isnt a sick call box, its a stand up wooden box with doors, lined in velvet, horsehair brush? candleabra? cross, small plates, goblet, weird items i dont know what they are. How can i find out what this old set is, and who to see about its value? It is the real thing, my meme passed down from her gramma, beautiful set.

Marcie said...

I have a teapot on the bottom it is imprinted with VAN BERGH SILVERPLATE
ROCHESTER NY and the number 472 - also I have a plate with HOMAN SILVERPLATE CO QUADRUPLE PLATE and an ANCHOR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CIRCLES as well as the number 1177 and a marking of SPECIAL METAL with the number 16 - any help would be appreciated!

Anonymous said...

I have a piece that is marked homan silver plate com #391 special metal quad plated. Also have two other pieces that are silver and glass that hang above a votive like piece to keep hot i'm assumming. I would love to know the value of these items...where should i take them to see?

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