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|<center>Charles Oliver Bruff<br/>
 
|<center>Charles Oliver Bruff<br/>
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|<center>Maiden Lane<br/>
 
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New York NY</center>
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*Employed an English jeweler skilled in [[diamond]] and [[enamel]] work. They produced enameled [[locket]]s and hair plaited lockets.
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:&bull; Employed an English jeweler skilled in [[diamond]] and [[enamel]] work. They produced enameled [[locket]]s 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.
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:&bull; 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 [[seal]]s with heraldic, arms, crests, figures, etc. to sell to customers as well as to other jewelers.
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:&bull; Their lapidary produced [[seal]]s 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.
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:&bull; During the Revolution they made swords and other military items.
 
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Revision as of 16:17, 17 January 2013

Bruff, Charles Oliver

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Cobruff.jpg
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.
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