Shreve & Co. Gilt Sterling Silver Set of 14 Chargers Plates Possibly in Adam Pattern
Early 20th century Shreve & Co. set of 14 gilt sterling silver chargers plates with beautiful pierced work, flowers, and medallions near the rim, possibly in Adam pattern. Measuring 10 3/4'' in diameter by 1/3'' in height. Total weight is an impressive 222 ozt. Bearing monograms and hallmarks as shown. The pattern number is 3685.
Shreve & Company is an established retailer of jewelry, from timepieces to diamonds, headquartered in San Francisco, California. Incorporated in 1894 by George Rodman and Albert J. Lewis, it is considered the oldest commercial establishment in San Francisco. The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society has the silver spade used by San Francisco Mayor James Rolphe at the groundbreaking for city hall and the civic center, and other objects made by Shreve & Co.
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