Shreve, Crump & Low
While Shreve, Crump and Low is not known for producing particularly innovative designs, it has consistently provided its clients with fashionable, high-quality jewelry and silver. It has also been awarded prestigious commissions for trophies, including in 1899 a commission to produce the Davis cup and in, 1908, the Cy Young cup that commemorates the Major League’s best pitchers.3
Burma Ruby and Diamond Ring, by Shreve, Crump & Low.
Buckle Bracelet Style Wristwatch, by Shreve, Crump & Low.
Twin Stone Marquise-Cut Diamond Ring, by Shreve, Crump & Low.
Maker’s Marks and Timeline:
- Started by John McFarlane opened a silversmith workshop across the street from Paul Revere.
- William Shreve (1835-1919) joined Shreve & Co.
- Went east to join the Ninth New York Militia and later the Second United States Sharp Shooters during the Civil War.
- William Shreve returned to Boston and formed Shreve, Stanwood & Co. which became Shreve, Crump & Low.
- Consolidation of various firms created the name Shreve, Crump & Low.
- Store destroyed by fire.
- Davis Cup tennis trophy commissioned.
- Created the Cy Young Cup.
- Still in business today.
- Proddow, Penny & Debra Healy. American Jewelry: Glamour & Tradition. New York: Rizzoli, 1987.
- Traina, John. Extraordinary Jewels. New York: Double Day, 1994.
- Shreve’s Website: www.shrevecrumpandlow.com