AMERICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS
MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF USA AND CANADA MANUFACTURERS OF SILVER HOLLOWWARE, FLATWARE AND JEWELRY



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HOW TO READ, DECRYPT AND IDENTIFY THE MARKS
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LITERAL MARKS - INITIAL LETTERS    A     B     C     D     E     F     G     H     I     J     K     L     M     N     O     P     Q     R     S     T     U     V     W     X     Y     Z     
AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS         ALVIN CORPORATION      BLACK, STARR & FROST       J.E.CALDWELL & CO    CLEMENS FRIEDELL    WILLIAM GALE    GORHAM      HOLMES & EDWARDS    HOTCHKISS & SCHREUDER    INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF      DANIEL LOW & CO      LUNT SILVERSMITHS      MAUSER MFG. CO      MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO      POOLE SILVER CO      REED & BARTON      BERNARD RICE'S SONS      ROGERS      GEORGE W. SHIEBLER & CO      SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW      SIMPSON, HALL, MILLER & CO      WILLIAM SPRATLING      ARTHUR STONE      TIFFANY & CO      TOWLE      TUTTLE SILVERSMITHS     WALLACE      WATSON COMPANY      E.G. WEBSTER & SON     WHITING MFG CO     WILCOX SILVER PLATE CO
FLATWARE PATTERNS         GORHAM      HOLMES & EDWARDS     INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF CORPORATION      ONEIDA SILVERSMITHS      REED & BARTON      1847 ROGERS BROS      TOWLE MFG CO      WALLACE SILVERSMITHS INC.     
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section FORBES SILVER CO
Forbes - New York, NY, possibly FORBES - New York, NY (possibly)
active c. 1820. The B.G. mark is the retailer Baldwin Gardiner, Philadelphia
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section FORBES SILVER CO
William Forbes - New York, NY WILLIAM FORBES - New York, NY
active 1852-c.1863
Ford Tupper & Behan - New York, NY Ford & Tupper - New York, NY FORD & TUPPER - New York, NY
Origin as J.C.H. Tupper in 1866. Name changed to Ford Tupper & Behan (1866), Ford & Tupper (1867) and Patrick Ford in 1874. Out of business in the 1880s

Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section FORMAN BROS INC
Laurence Foss - Massachusetts LAURENCE FOSS - Massachusetts
Laurence Foss (Wakefield, Ma, 1920), highly collected arts and crafts jewelry designer. Designed for Georg Jensen 1945-1950 then established his own lines
Foster & Bailey - Providence, RI FOSTER & BAILEY - Providence, RI
The partnership of Theodore W. Foster and Samuel H. Bailey succeded to Theodore W. Foster & Bros Co (1878-1898).
Theodore W. Foster & Bros Co - Providence, RI Theodore W. Foster & Bros Co - Providence, RI THEODORE W. FOSTER & BROS CO. - Providence, RI
Founded in 1873 as White & Foster. From 1878 to 1898 the firm was active as Foster & Bailey as partnership of Theodore W. Foster and Samuel H. Bailey. From 1898 the company was incorporated under the name Theodore W. Foster & Bros. Co but continued to use the F&B mark until 1951.
J F Fradley & Co - New York, NY J F Fradley & Co - New York, NY J F Fradley & Co - New York, NY J.F. FRADLEY & CO - New York, NY
Joseph F. Fradley began the business of chaser in 1866. He opened a factory in 1870 entering in partnership with Samuel B. Burr (1871) and Francis P. Locklin (1872-1874). The business was incorporated in 1890 and continued by his son Geo. F. Fradley when he retired (1902). Out of business c. 1936
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section FRANKLIN SILVER PLATE COMPANY
G.H. French & Co - North Attleboro, MA G.H. French & Co - North Attleboro, MA G.H. FRENCH & CO - North Attleboro, MA
Active from 1920c. Succeeded by Ellmore Silver Co Inc in the late 1930s
French & Franklin - North Attleboro, MA FRENCH & FRANKLIN - North Attleboro, MA
active c. 1896 as manufacturer of flatware, holloware and novelties
John Frick Jewelry Co. -
New York, NY John Frick Jewelry Co.New York, NY
further marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
JOHN FRICK JEWELRY COMPANY - New York, NY
A John Frick & Co was active in New York as medal manufacturer since the 1880s. John Frick Jewelry Company in early 1900s advertised for its medals made of solid gold, gold filled, solid silver or bronze made in the factory 8-10 Liberty Place, New York City.
Clemens Friedell - Pasadena, CA CLEMENS FRIEDELL - Pasadena, CA
Born in 1872. An indipendent silversmith, made works in Martelé style and, later, a ready-made production in neo-classical and lobed style. He died in 1963.

CLEMENS FRIEDELL: HISTORY & MARKS
Isadore V. Friedman - Chicago, IL Isadore V. Friedman - Chicago, IL ISADORE V. FRIEDMAN - Chicago, IL
Isadore V. Friedman (1885-1956) manufacturer of sterling items in the Arts & Crafts style. Many of his works bear the mark "Hull House Shops" of Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section FRIEDMAN SILVER CO INC
Benjamin Frobisher - Boston, MA Benjamin Frobisher - Boston, MA BENJAMIN FROBISHER - Boston, MA
Silversmith and jeweler in Boston since the 2nd quarter of the 19th century
Frost Arts & Crafts Workshops - Dayton, OH Frost Arts & Crafts Workshops - Dayton, OH FROST ART & CRAFTS WORKSHOP - Dayton, OH
Founded in 1906 by George W. Frost, they made handwrought items in Arts & Crafts style in copper bronze, brass, iron, silver, precious and semi-precious stones and in various other materials.
Ferd. Fuchs & Bros. - New York, NY FERDINAND FUCHS & BROS. - New York, NY
A partnership of Ferdinand and Rudolph Fuchs established in 1884. Out of business in 1891 when was succeeded by Fuchs & Beiderhase
Fuchs & Beiderhase - New York, NY FUCHS & BEIDERHASE - New York, NY
Founded by Rudolph Fuchs and George B. Beiderhase in 1891. Within few years the firm was succeeded by Alvin Mfg Co



AMERICAN SILVER PLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER - ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MAKERS
AMERICAN SILVERPLATE MARKS
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HOW TO READ, DECRYPT AND IDENTIFY THE MARKS
ON AMERICAN SILVERPLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER


SILVER MANUFACTURERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
Peter Charles Faberge mark    Gorham Athenic hallmark    International Silver Company mark    Georg Jensen hallmark 1945-1951    Kirk & Son mark    Meriden Britannia Company mark    Reed & Barton mark    Rogers Bros mark    Tiffany hallmarks    Towle Silversmiths mark    Wallace Silversmiths mark    Wiener Werkstatte monogram    WMF hallmarks   
Fabergé    Gorham    International Silver Co    Georg Jensen    Kirk Stieff    Meriden Britannia    Reed & Barton    Rogers    Tiffany & Co    Towle    Wallace    Wiener Werkstatte    WMF   


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