If you want your wedding dress to match your silver pattern, you could do that in 1932 when Oneida introduced the Lady Hamilton pattern in silverplated flatware. This modernist design continued to be popular right up to the time of American entry into World War II, when Oneida stopped manufacturing flatware, but continued to advertise the pattern. After the war they marketed it again until the 1950s.
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Thank you for this! I have my maternal grandmother’s set of the silver and was wondering about any ephemera related to the set!
Thank you for your post. I enjoyed reading it.
I did a quick Google search on the Silverware I’ve acquired through the passing of my grandparents.
As it turns out, my gorgeous new like Silver plate flatware had to have been my great grandmother’s
The dating of your set can be tricky. Although the pattern was introduced in the 1930s, they continued to make if for many years, including for a while in the 1940s. When the silver companies resumed their business after the end of World War II, they brought back some existing popular patterns right away while they prepared some new ones.
Interesting. Thank you for the update.
So, there isn’t anyway to arrive at a definitive time of the Lady Hamilton flatware?
Do you know what could possibly be the latest production of this particular set?
It’ll help narrow down if this set was infact from my great grandmother’s era.
Thanks so much.