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Alling & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Alling & Co
e.1843
Newark NJ
Manufactured gold jewelry for:
J.E. Caldwell,
• M.W. Galt
C.D. Peacock
Bailey, Banks & Biddle
Tiffany & Co.
• and many others


Alvin Corporation

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Alvin Corporation
e.1886
American
• Manufacturers
1928
• Bought by Gorham Manufacturing


Art Silver Shop, The

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
The Art Silver Shop
1912-34
American
• Silversmiths
Founders
• Edmund Boker
• Ernest Gould


Averbeck & Averbeck

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Averbeck & Averbeck
1912-34
American
• Manufacturer


Bailey, Banks & Biddle

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Bailey, Banks & Biddle
e.1878
Philadelphia PA
Founders
• George Banks
• Samuel Biddle
• Joseph T. Bailey
• Floral jewelry with semi-precious colored stones


Baily & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Baily & Co.
e.1832
Philadelphia PA
• Baily & Co. was the first American firm to use the higher British standard of .925 silver instead of the lower .900.


Baldwin, Jabez

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Jabez Baldwin
e.1813
American
• Gold and Silversmith
1813
• Acquired John McFarlane’s business
1822
• John J. Low apprenticed with Baldwin and became partner
1822-1840
• Many partnerships


Ball, Black & Company

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Ball, Black & Company
e.1839
New York
• One of the firms involved in the “Diamond Wedding”
• Specializing in rare gems.


Bellis, John O.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
John O. Bellis
d.1943
American
• Silversmith


Bennett, James

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
James Bennett
c.1768
New York
• Ladies shoe buckles, earrings, hair pins and egrets, seals, necklaces, combs, lockets, buttons and mourning rings with hairwork.


Bippart-&-Co .

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Bippart-&-Co.
e.1880
Bippart, Griscom & Osborn
Newark
• Manufactured brooches, scarf pins, bracelets, earrings, buttons, etc.
• Held many patents on mechanisms for collar buttons, bracelets, and pearl fasteners.


Black, Starr & Frost

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Cortlandt W. Starr
(1833-1888)
e.1874
Black, Starr & Frost
New York
• Distinguished during the Civil War - turned jewelry maker.
• Small versions of European style diamond jewelry items, bows, flowers, leaves, etc.
1876
• B, S & F moved to 251 Fifth Ave NY


Blanchard, Porter George

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Porter George Blanchard
1886-1973
American
• Silversmith


Boston Arts and Crafts Society

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Boston Arts and Crafts Society
e.1897

Boston
Members
Elizabeth Copeland
• Margaret Rogers
• Margaret Vant
• Frank Gardiner Hale
• Josephine Hartwell Shaw
• Edward Everett Oakes
• Gilbert Oakes
Arts and Crafts Institute with a focus on jewelry making


Boyer, James

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
James Boyer
(1700-1741)
(e. 1722)
Boston MA
• Jeweler and stone setter.


Bruff, Charles Oliver

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Charles Oliver Bruff
(1735-1817)
e.c.1763
Maiden Lane
New York
• Employed an English jeweler skilled in diamond and enamel work. They produced enameled lockets and hair plaited lockets.
• Began to do lapidary work. This practice was frowned upon by Great Britain as they wanted the colonies to import products from them, not produce any of their own. This was the beginning of a national interest in manufacturing in the colonies.
• Their lapidary produced seals with heraldic, arms, crests, figures, etc. to sell to customers as well as to other jewelers.
• During the Revolution they made swords and other military items.


Cario, William

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
William Cario
(1712-1769)
e. 1735
Boston
• Goldsmith and Jeweler


Caldwell & Bennett

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Caldwell & Bennett
e.1830s
J. E. Caldwell and James M. Bennett
Philadelphia
1868
• Renamed J.E. Caldwell
• Chosen by Godey’s Lady’s Book to create the jewelry sold to subscribers through the magazine.


J.E. Caldwell Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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J.E. Caldwell Co.
e.1868
Chestnut Street Philadelphia
• Reorganized as J.E. Caldwell Co. from Caldwell & Bennett



Campbell Metcalf Silver Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Campbell Metcalf Silver Co.
e.1892
American
• Silversmith
• Manufacturers
Designer
• Ernest W. Campbell


Carter, Gough & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Carter, Gough & Co.
e.1841
Newark
• One of the largest jewelry producing factories in the world.
1850s
• The first to use a steam engine to produce jewelry.


Chicago Silver Co

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Chicago Silver Co.
e.1923
American
• Silversmith
• Manufacturer
Designer
• Knut L. Gusafson


Cooke, Joseph

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Joseph Cooke
c. 1784
Philadelphia
• Set up a production company for the manufacture of miniatures and hairwork.


Copeland, Elizabeth

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Chiselled Initials
Elizabeth Copeland
1866-1957
American
• Silversmith
• Jeweler
Enamellist


Craig, James

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
James Craig
e.1746
Williamsburg
• George Washington was a customer, purchasing garnet earrings and mourning rings.
• Craig was pro-American, manufacturing during the time that the colonies were gearing up to separate from England.


Craver, Margaret

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Margaret Craver
b.1907
American
• Silversmith


Crosby & Morse

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Crosby & Morse
c.1860
Samuel T. Crosby
Henry D. Morse
Boston
• Crosby was a manufacturing jewelry who also imported globally.
• Morse was a noted gem cutter.
• This partnership afforded their customers a wider variety of gem materials than any other store in the area.
• Carried Byzantine mosaics and Etruscan revival jewelry.


Dodge, Nehemiah

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Nehemiah Dodge
1794
Providence
• Dodge - "Father of the Jewelry Industry in Rhode Island"[1]
• Goldsmith
• Jeweler
• Watch maker.
• Dodge also manufactured a less expensive line of jewelry using plated gold.
• Nehmiah’s uncle, Seril Dodge, is believed to have invented a process for soldering thin sheets of gold over copper using silver solder.


Doolittle, Harold Lukens

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Signature
Harold Lukens Doolittle
1883-1974
American
• Craftsman
• Brasswork


Dorwig, George

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
George Dorwig
c.1773
Baltimore
• Sold jewelry and objects made of precious metals by lottery.


Dummer, Jeremiah

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Jeremiah Dummer
(1645-1718)
Boston
• First American trained goldsmith.
• Specialized in mourning rings or "funeral rings" given out to mourners at a funeral.
1693
• Made the first mourning ring in America.


Dutens, Charles

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Charles Dutens
e.1753
Philadelphia
• Rings of every kind, earrings, seals, buckles, chains and diamond and topaz brooches.


Fessenden & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Fessenden & Co.
1858-1922
American
• Silversmith
• Manufacturer


Fletcher & Gardiner

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Fletcher & Gardiner
e.1808
Boston
Philadelphia
• Manufactured miniature settings, watch chains, tortoiseshell combs, hairwork, seals and keys.
• Known for their high quality presentation pieces.
• Imported a full line of jewelry and silver goods from Europe.


Friedell, Clemens

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Chased & Stamped Signature
Clemens Friedell
1872-1963
American
• Silversmith
• Metalworker


Galt Bros.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Galt Bros.
c. 1800
Washington DC
• Pistols, swords, silverware, jewelry and medals.


Glessner, Frances M.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Frances M. Glessner
1847-1922
American
• Silversmith


Goodyear, Charles

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Charles Goodyear
e.1839
• Discovered the process for vulcanizing rubber. This led to the ability to create two part molds for the jewelry industry.


Gorham, J. & Son

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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J. Gorham & Son
e.1841
American
• Manufactured household items in silver.


Gorham, Jabez

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Jabez Gorham
(1792-1869)
e. 1806
Providence
• Apprentice to Nehemiah Dodge
• Clock and watch maker
• Goldsmith
• Jeweler
• Gold beads, earrings, pins, rings and “French” filigree.
• Gorham chain
• 1st to wholesale jewelry in America


Gorham Manufacturing

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Gorham Manufacturing
e.1831
American
• Manufacturer
Designers
• William Christmas Codman
• Ernest W. Campbell
E. Magnussen
c.1865
• Using steam power they revolutionized silver production in America.
• Mass produced silverware.


Greenleaf & Crosby

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Greenleaf & Crosby
e.1867
Jacksonville
• Florida souvenirs and jewelry.
1887
• St. Augustine - Alacazar.
1895
• Palm Beach – Royal Poinciana Hotel.
1900
• Miami – Breakers & Royal Hotel.


Grimke, John Paul

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
John Paul Grimke
e.1741
Charleston
• A diamond importer as well as a jeweler.
• One of the first American jewelers to offer "diamond work".


Gump's

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Gump’s
e.1861
San Francisco
• Evolved from selling decorative objects to the newly rich in SF to exotic items from the East including jade jewelry.


Hinsdale, E. & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Epaphras Hinsdale

E. Hinsdale & Co.

Taylor & Hinsdale
1801
Newark
• The first production shop specifically set up to manufacture jewelry in America.
• Hinsdale supplied jewelers in Newark, Norwich, Hartford, New York, Philadelphia, Alexandria and Augusta.
• Produced gold brooches, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, chains and other goods at a price so reasonable others were able to re-sell at a profit.


Hughes, Christopher, and Company

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Christopher Hughes and Company
c.1773
Baltimore
• The shop was located at the corner of Market and Gay Streets and specialized in rose and knot buckles, Macaroni shoe buckles and rings set with gemstones.
• As was common during that time, they also sold paste and marcasite jewelry.


International Silver Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
International Silver Co.
e. 1898
American
• Silversmith
• Manufacturer


Jaccard, Louis

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Louis Jaccard
e.1829
St. Louis
Watches and sentimental jewelry.


Jacks, James

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
James Jacks
1797-1800
Philadelphia
Gold enameled necklaces and earrings, diamond bracelets, watch chains, lockets and rings.


Jarvie, Robert R.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Cast Signature
Robert R. Jarvie
1865-1940
American
• Silversmith
• Metalworker


Jones, Ball & Poor

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Jones, Ball & Poor
e.1849
Boston
• Most advanced jewelry store in the United States.
• Separate retail and wholesale entrances.
• Vault provided for use by customers to store their goods.
• Workshop below street level.
1852
• Benjamin Shreve joined
1869
• Charles H. Crump joined and Shreve, Crump & Low was formed.


Kalo Shops

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Stamped Mark
Kalo Shops
c.1900-70
Chicago
• Workshops for Jewelry & Silverware
• Simple silver jewelry with natural motifs and visible hammer marks.
Designers
• Clara P. B. Welles
• George S. Wells


Kerr, Alexander

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Alexander Kerr
e.1737
Williamsburg
• A goldsmith by trade, Kerr sold jewelry and other household goods by lottery.


Kerr, William B., & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
William B. Kerr & Co.
1855-1906
American
Goldsmith
• Silversmith
• Manufacturer
• Jeweler


Kipp, Karl E.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Initials
Karl E. Kipp
1882-1954
American
• Silversmith
• Metalwork
Designer for
Roycroft Copper Shop
Tookay Shop


Kirk, Samuel, & Son Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Samuel Kirk
Samuel Kirk & Son Co.
e.1815
Market Street Baltimore
• Silversmith


Krementz & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Krementz & Co.
e.1866
Newark
• Inventors of the one-piece collar button, bean-and-post cuff button and bodkin clutch vest buttons and other gentleman’s jewelry.
• Became the preeminent collar button producer worldwide.
• Developed a technique for fusing gold onto base metal


Larter & Sons

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Larter & Sons
e.1865
Newark
•Specialized in gentleman’s jewelry.
1890s
• Patented a spring link for their sleeve link buttons.
1890
• Patented a spring back stud.


Lebolt & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Stamped Mark
Lebolt & Co.
e.1912
Chicago
• Silversmith
• Manufacturer
• Handwrought necklaces, pendants and bracelets.
Pearl and diamond jewelry.
Designer
• Edmund Boker


Marcus, Herman

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Herman Marcus
1850
Marcus & Co.
New York
• Immigrated from Dresdin
• Worked for Ball, Black & Co. and Tiffany & Co.
• Connoisseur of Cameos.
1864
• Joined Theodore B. Starr
1900 Paris Exposition
Marcus & Co. featured a collection of extremely delicate plique-à-jour flowers in the French style.


Marshall Field & Company

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Stamped Mark
Marshall Field & Company
e.1904
American
• Silver Workshop
• Department Store



McFarlane, John

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
John McFarlane
c.1769
Boston MA
Watches and novelties
• According to Proddow & Healy (p.12)...said by some today to be the forerunner of all jewelry establishments in America.


McTeigue, Walter P.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Walter P. McTeigue
e.1895
New York NY
• Manufacturer
• Jeweler


Meriden Silver Plate Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Meriden Silver Plate Co.
e.1869
American
• Manufacturer


Old Mission Kopper Kraft

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Old Mission Kopper Kraft
1922-c.1925
American
• Metalwork


de Parisen, Otto

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Otto de Parisen
c.1763
New York
• German born jeweler known for fabulous gem-set jewelry.


Parker, Daniel

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Daniel Parker
(1726-1785)
e.1752
Boston
Silver and cutlery


Peacock, Elijah & Charles

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Elijah Peacock
e.1837
Charles Peacock (1838-1903)
C.D. Peacock
Chicago
1837
• Lake Street
1871
• Randolph & Franklin destroyed in Chicago fire
• West Madison St.
• Washington St.
Today
• 101 S. State Street
• Clocks, watches small jewelry, chains, lockets and wedding rings.


Petterson Studio, The

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
The Petterson Studio
c.1912-19
American
• Workshops
Founder
• John Pontus Petterson


Randahl, Julius Olaf

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Julius Olaf Randahl
1880-1972
American
• Silversmith
The Randahl Shop


Reed & Barton

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Reed & Barton
e.1837
American
• Manufacturer


Revere, Paul

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Paul Revere

(1734-1818)

c.1760s
Boston MA
• Revere made silver (and sometimes gold) medals, buckles, buttons, funeral rings, as well as various small household items.


Richardson, Frances

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Frances Richardson
(1681-1729)
e. 1700
Philadelphia PA
• Founded a dynasty of goldsmiths. As a Quaker, he made only practical jewelry such as rings, lockets, thimbles, buttons, buckles, spectacles and the like.
• His sons and grandson continued the business making chains by the inch, earrings, posy,seal and mourning rings and buckles.


Richardson, Joseph

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Joseph Richardson

Daniel Christian Fueter

(1720-1785)
e.1757
Philadelphia PA
New York NY
• Struck silver medals for presentation to the Indians during the French and Indian Wars and on other occasions.
Gold clasps for fastening necklaces, chatelaine hooks, gold bead necklaces, buckles, and chains were some of the popular items made by Richardson and Fueter.


Riker Bros.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Riker & Tay
Riker Brothers
e.1846
Newark NJ
• Patented processes for surface ornamentation of jewelry and an improved sash fastener.
• Manufactured gold fob, chains and fobs.
• Early manufacturer of Masonic jewelry.
• Worked in plique-à-jour enamel.


Roycroft Copper Shop

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Roycroft Copper Shop
c.1900
Aurora NY
• Copper Workshops
Founder c.1893
Elbert Hubbard
Designers
• Walter Jennings
Karl Kipp - Roycroft copper shop produced copper jewelry.
Dard Hunter
• Roycroft crafts community develops and features an apprentice system.


Ruskin, John & Norton, Charles Eliot

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
John Ruskin & Charles Eliot Norton
1874
Boston MA
• First organization offering classes and lectures on the crafts.


Shreve, Benjamin

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Benjamin Shreve
(1813-1896)
e.1828
Saco ME
New York
• Sea captain turned jeweler.
1853 - 1869
• Many partnerships
• Small sentimental jewelry.


Shreve, George

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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George Shreve
(1828-1893)
e.1852
Apprentice to Benjamin
1852
• George and brother Samuel sailed for the California gold rush.
• Established a jewelry business upon arrival.
• After Samuel’s death George Shreve went on to develop Shreve & Co. into the finest jewelry establishment in the west.
Silver and decorative items for the home as well as jewelry.


Shreve, William

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
William Shreve
(1835-1919)
e.1869
Boston MA
1858
• Joined Shreve & Co.
• Went east to join the Ninth New York Militia and later the Second United States Sharp Shooters during the Civil War.
1869
• Returned to Boston and formed Shreve, Stanwood & Co. which became Shreve, Crump & Low


Shreve & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Shreve & Co.
e.1852
1878-1943
American
• Silversmiths
• Manufacturer


Smed, Peer

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Peer Smed
1878-1943
American
• Silversmith
Designer
&bull Tiffany & Co.


Smith, E.H.H., Silver Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
E.H.H. Smith Silver Co.
c.1904-20
American
• Silversmith
• Manufacturer


Spaulding & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Spaulding & Co.
1889
Chicago IL
• Fine Diamond Jewelry - necklaces, brooches, rings hair ornaments
• Retail outlet for Gorham


Spratling, William

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Spratling, William
fl.1925-45
American Working in Taxco, Mexico
• Silversmith
• Designer


Starr, Theodore B.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Theodore B. Starr
(1837-1907)
e.1864
Starr & Marcus
John Street NY
• Partnered with Herman Marcus


Stickley, Gustav

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Gustav Stickley
1858-1942
American
• Metalwork


Stone, Arthur J.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Arthur J. Stone
1901-37
American
• Silversmith
• Workshops


Thumler, Arthur

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark & Monogram
Arthur Thumler
1886-1969
• Silversmith


Tiffany & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Tiffany & Co.
e.1837

Charles Tiffany Tiffany, Young & Ellis

Tiffany & John P. Young
259 Broadway NY
550 Broadway NY
• Manufacturer
Designers
Paulding Farnham
Edward Moore
1837
• J.L. Ellis joined the firm
1842
• Importing of gold jewelry from Europe for sale in America.
1847-1854
• Importers of goods from England, France, Germany, Italy & Switzerland
Gold & Diamond jewelry of their own design.
1848
• John Young in Paris took advantage of the fall of Louis Philippe and purchased the court’s jewelry and enough diamonds to keep the firm going for years to come.
• Charles Tiffany became known as the king of diamonds.
1850
• Paris branch opened at Rue de Richelieu
1856
• Pieces a Hartford Connecticut historic oak tree, felled in a storm, were used by Tiffany to make patriotic carvings for jewelry.
1858
• Tiffany bought the last, unused 20 miles of the transatlantic cable and created souvenir jewelry.
• Office and Watch Manufacturing in Geneva, Switzerland.
• Incorporated as a full -fledged manufacturer.
1862 Civil War
• During the Civil War they provided Swords, uniform laces, epaulettes, ornaments and medals and badges, caps, rifles and shoes. The profits enabled Tiffany & Co. to return to making jewelry and silverware after the war as a major player.
1867 Paris Exposition
• Tiffany won first prize for its silverware – the first ever for the United States.
1870
• Moves to West Union Square at 15th with workshops and retail space.
1872
• London Branch.
1878 Paris Exposition
• Tiffany & Co. wins the Grand Prix for silverware, a gold medal for its architectural revival jewelry and 6 other medals.
• Tiffany premiered its Mixed Metalware in the Japanese style to great acclaim.
1879
Tiffany Diamond
• Tiffany & Co. purchased a 287.42 carat rough yellow diamond from South Africa and had it cut in Paris resulting in the largest flawless yellow diamond to that date.
• Until 1880 Sole distribution of Patek Philippe & Co. in USA.
1885
• Paulding Farnham becomes Edward Moore's assistant.
1886
• Tiffany & Co. develops the six prong setting to hold a diamond – known ever after as the “Tiffany Setting
1887
• Tiffany & Co. purchases 24 lots of Empress Eugenie’s diamond jewelry from the French government.
1889 Paris Exposition
• George Kunz assembled a collection of rare minerals and gems for exhibit at the Paris Exposition along with the jewelry made by Tiffany & Co.
• Tiffany introduces an American collection of jewelry and ornaments inspired by American art and resources such as Tennessee Pearls, Montana Sapphires Arizona Garnets, Colorado Rock Crystal, Mexican Opal.
• Tiffany & Co.’s enamel orchids displayed at this Exposition inspired a revival of enamel jewelry.
1893 World's Coloumbian Exposition
• Tiffany exhibited more American influenced pieces with colored stones along with internationally influenced items
1900 Paris Exposition
• Tiffany exhibited American made jewels with American and historical motifs.


Tiffany Studios

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark & Engraved Signature
Tiffany Studios
1879-1936
American
• Workshop
Director
• Louis Comfort Tiffany
Designer
• Julia Munson


Udall & Ballou

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Udall & Ballou
1888
New York
• Upscale Jewelers & Retailers.


Unger Bros.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Stamped Mark
Unger Bros.
1878-1919
American
• Silversmith
• Jeweler
• Manufacturer
• Started out manufacturing gold jewelry but switched to silverware and silver jewelry.
1910
• Became famous for their Art Nouveau designs.
1916
• Made toilet articles.


Van Erp, Dirk, Copper Shop

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Dirk Van Erp Copper Shop
1908-77
American
• Metalworker
Designers
• Dirk Van Erp
• D'Arcy Gaw


Wallace, R., & Sons

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
R. Wallace & Sons
1855-1959
American
• Silversmith
• Manufacturer


Whetcroft, William

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
William Whetcroft
c.1766
Anapolis MD
• Whetcroft established a policy of repairing and maintaining a customer's jewelry free of charge.


Whitehead & Hoag Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Whitehead & Hoag Co.
e.1879
Newark NJ
• Manufactured flags, banners, advertising jewelry, celluloid novelties as well as badges and emblems in gold and sterling silver.



Whiteside & Blank

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Henry Blank & Co.
1890
Whiteside & Blank
Newark NJ
Manufacturers for
• Neiman Marcus
Tiffany & Co.
• as well as for others.


Whiting, Frank M., & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Frank M. Whiting & Co.
c.1875-1940
American
• Silversmith
• Manufacturer


Whiting Manufacturing Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Whiting Manufacturing Co.
e.1866
American
• Silversmith
• Jeweler
• Manufacturer
• Bought by Gorham


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