Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Maker's Marks

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John W. Abbot
Portsmouth, NH
(b.1790 - d.1850)

J. Adam
Location Unknown
Active first half 19th century.

James Adam
Alexandria, VA
(b.1755 - d.1798)

Albert F. Adams
Nashua, NH
Active c.1860's

William Adams
New York, NY
Active c.1831 - 1842

Allan Adler
Los Angeles, California ~1939 - Present
Handmade modern design sterling flatware & holloware. Trained with Porter Blanchard

Paul Adler
California ~ c.1945 - 6
Modern design flatware. A shortlived venture by a cousin of Allan Adler, the mark is - Adler - letters in reverse.

George Aiken
Baltimore, MD
(b.1765 - d.1832) Active c.1787 - 1823

Allcock & Allen
New York, NY
Active c.1810 - 1820

Alvin Manufacturing Co.
Providence, Rhode Island ~ 1886 - Present
Full line, flatware and holloware, noteworthy Art Nouveau designs. Currently a division of Gorham.

Amston Silver Co.
Meriden, Connecticut ~ c.1950's
Flatware, small holloware and jewelry.

Charles H. Ankeny
Lafayette, Indiana. ~ c.1860's
Jeweler & silversmith, primarily a retailer.

Thomas Arnold
Newport, RI
(b.1739 - d.1828) Active c.1751 - 1828

N. Arnzen
Fall River, MA
Active second quarter 19th century.

Arrowsmith Silver Corp.
Brooklyn, New York ~ c.1960 - 1966
Succeeded by Garden Silversmiths.


The Art Silver Shop
Chicago, Illinois ~ 1912 - Present
Handmade Arts & Crafts jewelry and small items, sterling and some bronze. Renamed - Art Metal Shops - in the 1930's, mark changed to AMS in diamond.

Harvey Avedon
New York, NY
Active ca.1940's - c.1965. Designer and manufacturer of sterling & gold men's jewelry and accessories. Some of his work, including gold cigarette lighters, were known to have been retailed by Tiffany & Co. Also used a mark that was a single letter "A".

B.B.
Location Unknown
Active c.1830

Henry Bailey
Boston, MA
Active c.1780 - 1808

Bailey & Company
Philadelphia, PA
1846 - 1878 precursors to Bailey, Banks & Biddle

Bailey, Banks & Biddle
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ~ 1878 - Present
Successors to Bailey & Co. The firm made & retailed quality sterling flatware and holloware.

Bailey, Kettell & Chapman
Boston, MA
Active ca.1850

Thomas Bailey
Utica, NY
Active c.1826

Baker - Manchester Mfg. Co.
Providence, Rhode Island ~ 1915 - c.1930
Sterling flatware, holloware and novelties.

Baldwin, Miller Co.
Indianapolis, Indiana ~ 1183 - Present
Manufacturers small silverware, jewelry and souvenir spoons

L.G. Balfour Company
Attleboro, Massachusetts ~ 1913 - c.1980
Primarily jewelry & insignia, some holloware.

Ball, Black & Company
New York, NY
c.1851- 1876 successors to Ball, Tompkins & Black

Ball, Tompkins & Black
New York, NY
c.1851- 1876 successors to Marquand & Co.

William Ball
Philadelphia, PA
(b.1729 - d.1810)

B. A. Ballou & Co.
Providence, R.I. ~ 1919 - ?
Manufacturers of gold filled, gold and sterling jewelry and novelties.

Baltimore Silvermiths Mfg. Co.
Baltimore, Maryland ~ 1903 - 1905
Changed name to Heer - Schofield in 1905, became Schofield Co. about 1930. High quality Baltimore style repousse flatware and holloware.

Baltimore Sterling Silver Co.
Baltimore, Maryland ~ 1892 - 1904
Firm that became Stieff in 1904. High quality Baltimore style repousse flatware and holloware.

John J. Bangs
Cincinnati, OH
Active ca. 1825 - 1840

Conrad Bard & Son
Philadelphia, PA
Active ca. 1850

Conrad Bard & Robert Lamont
Philadelphia, PA
Active ca. 1841 - 1845

Nathaniel Bartlett
Concord, MA
Active ca. 1760

I. Bedichimer
Philadelphia, PA
Active ca. 1855 - 1870, probably retailer

Beggs & Smith
Cincinnati, OH
Active c.1848-1861, Joseph P. Beggs & Harry R. Smith, predecessor to Beggs & Smith. Jewelers and silver retailers.

S.W. Bell
Philadelphia, PA
Active ca. 1830's

Andrew C. Benedict
New York, NY
Active ca. 1827 - 1840

Benjamin & Ford
New Haven, CT
Active ca. 1828 - 1874. Possibly only retailers.



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