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

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Barzillai Benjamin
New Haven, Bridgeport and Milford, CT - New York, NY
(b.1774 - d.1844) Active ca. 1799 - 1835. Same or very similar marks used by Benjamin Benjamin of New Haven & New York in the 1820's, probably Barzillai's son.

Everard Benjamin
New Haven, CT
(b.1807 - d.1874) Active ca. 1828 - 1874

Peter Bentzon (Bentson)
Philadelphia, PA
Active ca. 1817 - 1849

W. Bessac
Location Unknown
Kovel's lists an H.W. Bessac, active ca. 1820's in Hudson, NY.

Bigelow Bros. & Kennard
Boston, Massachusetts ~ c.1845 - 1863
Fine quality makers and retailers of coin silver, some sterling - flatware & holloware

Bigelow, Kennard & Co.
Boston, Massachusetts ~ 1863 - 1922
Makers and retailers of sterling flatware & holloware, quality firm.

John Bigelow
Boston, Massachusetts
Active ca. 1830's

Henry Birks & Sons
Montreal, Quebec ~ 1879 - Present
Highly reputed Canadian firm.

Black, Starr & Frost
New York, New York ~ 1874 - Present
Excellent quality makers and retailers of sterling holloware and novelties. Successors to Ball, Black & Co.

BSG Black, Starr & Gorham
New York, NY
1940 - 1962

James Black
Philadelphia, PA
Active ca. 1795 - 1822

R. Blackinton & Co.
North Attleboro, Massachusetts ~ 1862 - 1967
Sterling novelties, some flatware & small holloware. Absorbed into Raimond Silver Mfg. Co.

James E. Blake Co.
Attleboro, Massachusetts ~ 1889 - 1936
Sterling & plated novelty and vanity items.

Porter Blanchard
Burbank, California ~ 1909 - Present

High quality maker of handwrought Arts & Crafts sterling flatware and holloware. Located in Gardner, Mass. until 1923. Founders of California Society of Arts & Crafts.

Blynn & Baldwin
Cincinnati, OH
Active ca. 1850's

Charles Louis Boehme
Baltimore, MD
(b.1774 - d.1868) Active c.1795 - 1812

BSG Nicholas J. Bogert
New York & Orange County, NY
Active ca. 1800 - 1825

BSG Gerardus Boyce
New York, NY
(b. ca.1796 - d.1880) Active ca. 1814 - 1854. In partnership - Boyce & Jones c. 1825 - 1830

silver marks H. D. Brackett
Brattleboro, Vermont
Active ca. 1840 - 1850. Located at No. 1 Granite Row.


BSG Zebul Bradley
New York, NY
(b. ca.1780 - d.1859) Active ca. 1817 - 1850. In partnership - Merriman & Bradley c. 1817 - 1820 & Z. Bradley & Son c.1848

BSG Ephraim Brasher
New York, NY
(b.1744 - d.1810) Active ca. 1770? - 1801. Firms of E. Brasher & Co. c.1790 and Brasher & Alexander c.1800

BSG Attributed to C. Brewer & Co.
Middleton, CT
Active ca. 1810

BSG John Brock
New York, NY
Active ca. 1831 - 1849

BSG Frederick O. Brooks
Madison, Indiana
Active ca. 1853 - 1900

BSG G. Brower
New York
Active second quarter 19th Century

Brower & Richer Brower & Rusher
New York, NY
Active ca. 1837 - 1842

Brown & Kirby Brown & Kirby
New Haven, CT
Active ca. 1840 - 1857

Brown,S.A. S.A. Brown
Location Unknown
Active second quarter 19th Century

Francis Bunnell Francis A. Bunnell
Syracuse, NY
Active ca. 1850's

burritt Joseph Burritt & Son
Ithaca, NY
Active ca. 1838 - 1862

silver marks Charles A. Burnett
Georgetown, DC & Alexandria, VA
(b.1760 - d.1849) Active in Georgetown ca. 1785 - 1849

American Silver Marks Christopher Burr
Providence, RI
(b.1787 - d.1825)

BSG S.R. Bushby
Location Unknown
Third quarter 19th Century, probably a retailer.

Thomas G. Brown & Sons
New York, New York c.1881 - 1915
Fine quality sterling, this company did some work for Gorham and also notable for Arts & Crafts work.

Caldwell J.E. Caldwell
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1839 - Present

Campbell - Metcalf Silver Co.
Providence, Rhode Island ~ 1892 - 1900
Campbell went on to design for Manchester.

Canfield Brothers & Co.
Baltimore, MD
Active ca.1850 - 1881, Ira Canfield, William Canfield & J.H. Meredith successors to Canfield & Brother who were active in Baltimore as early as 1830.

BSG John Porter Capelle
Wilmington, DE & St. Louis, MO
Active ca. 1848 - 1879

David Carlson
Gardner, Massachusetts ~ ca.1920's
Maker of handwrought Arts & Crafts sterling.

 Charles Carpenter
Norwich, CT & Boston, MA
Active Norwich ca. 1790's, Boston from 1807



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