Marshall Field and Co.

Country

City

Chicago IL

Era

c.1904, c.1915, c.1950

Description

c.1915: Adams, Quincy, Franklin & Wells Sts. Chicago IL

  • MERITE
  • TRUEWORTH

Specialties

  • Department Store with a metalsmithing shop on the 10th floor – The Craft Shop.
  • Combined machinery and hand craftsmanship to create the contemporary “craft” styles for their customers.
  • Highly specialized workers with each step being completed by a different “specialist.”

Produced

  • Tea sets
  • Desk sets
  • Tankards
  • Tableware
  • Brooches
  • Bracelets
  • Hat Pins
  • Fobs.
  • Worked mostly in brass with some silver, gold & platinum.
  • Sold metalworking kits to home hobbyists.
  • As craftsmen retired, it became increasingly difficult to find replacements.