Vintage Silver Jelly Server Monogram Challenge

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Vintage Silver Jelly Server - Repousse

The famous Repousse pattern by Kirk.

Good morning on this crisp and clear Halloween.  This post is bright and early, as this evening we are having a pre-trick-or-treating party for a swarm of small boys. I’m hoping to keep them busy before setting them loose to scour the neighborhood for candy. In the quest to keep them occupied, I’m contemplating doing something ambitious and Halloween-like with Jello, but I’m not sure. At any rate, while considering various recipes and looking through the monogram collection it seemed that a vintage silver jelly server would be a suitable model for today’s challenge.

Vintage Silver Jelly Server Monogram Challenge

A beautiful piece of the classic Repousse pattern by S. Kirk & Son, Inc. made c. 1925-1932.  This piece can be dated with such precision as the Kirk trademark has changed numerous times AND is also well documented…this is not always the case with American pieces.

Vintage Silver Jelly Server - Monogram

A gothic single...

At my in-law’s Thanksgiving table a Jello mold is one of the traditional side dishes…I did not know what one was until I came to the US…but this piece was made for serving aspics and molds like this. It would also make a fine slice for pate or to serve a small cake.

For full details on this piece click here.

Back to the Challenge…

For those of you who are new, welcome and thanks for taking a look around. The monogram challenge is simple to play. Take a look at the photo and leave your best guess in the comments below. If more than one person gets the answer correct, I’ll draw names out of my hat to break the tie. The winner is then announced the next Monday.

As with any good contest, prizes are involved. To read all about that and the official rules click here – Monogram Challenge Rules. If you are looking for information about Monograms on Silver – click Silver Monogram Rules – Google sends people astray every so often.

Last week’s winner

Vintage Serving Spoon Monogram Challenge

A very fine triple...

Last week’s monogram apparently wasn’t a challenge as all nine of you who left a comment got it right! I’m never sure if I’m crushed or thrilled when it seems to be that easy 🙂

My trusty straw hat was not able to hold that many pieces of folded paper, so I’m using the sequence generator on Each comment was assigned a number from 1-9 in the order they appear. I set the sequence generator press go and out pops a number.

The answer is indeed EKW and the winner is…Wykeham Girl!

Congratulations to you WykehamGirl. Contact me and I’ll get your silver sixpence to you asap.



Thumbs up or down on Jello mold?

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8 thoughts on “Vintage Silver Jelly Server Monogram Challenge

  1. Jane F @ AtticmagNo Gravatar

    First of all, Kirk Repousse is such a fave pattern. There’s something so rich about it. Back in the ice age when I first ever looked at silver it was super popular.

    Now onto jello molds. Thumbs up here! I have several I still love from the black raspberry-cranberry-sourcream to the tuna-lime to tomato aspic with seafood salad. Yummm. And an elegant silver piece to serve it with is incredibly special. I adore pierced aspic spoons.

    1. SilverMagpiesNo Gravatar Post author

      Hi Jane –

      Back in the ice age…wow, I’d like to see your silver collection if it dates back that far. It’s a pattern that has been going strong since the 1820’s.

      Black raspberry – sour cream sounds like a possibility. I’ll have to reserve judgement on tuna lime 🙂

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