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



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AMERICAN STERLING SILVER HALLMARKS - ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MAKERS:
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AMERICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS
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HOW TO READ, DECRYPT AND IDENTIFY THE MARKS
ON AMERICAN STERLING SILVER

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 THE PAIRPOINT CORPORATION
Palmer & Bachelder - Boston, MA Palmer & Bachelder - Boston, MA PALMER & BACHELDER - Boston, MA
Active 1860 c.
Palmer & Peckham - North Attleboro, MA PALMER & PECKHAM - North Attleboro, MA
Active 1896 - c.1904
The Panis Gallery - Falmouth, MA THE PANIS GALLERY - Falmouth, MA
Stavre Gregor Panis (Dadha, Albania 1889-1974) and his wife Gladys Hamilton Panis (1900-2001), were silversmiths and jewelers based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. They created silver jewelry with intricately pierced and chased geometric or nature-based details. Stavre began crafting silver in Boston in 1909 and married Gladys in 1927 moving to Cape Cod in 1932. After the death of Stavre (1974) Gladys found in 1991 an apprentice, Mike O'Donnell, who today carries on the Panis tradition.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section CHARLES PARKER CO
James Parker - San Diego, CA JAMES PARKER - San Diego, CA
manufacturer of hand made one of a kind jewelry. Active c. 1945-c.1980
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section PARKER & CASPER CO
Parks Bros. & Rogers - Providence, RI Parks Bros. & Rogers - Providence, RI PARKS BROS. & ROGERS - Providence, RI
Founded in 1892 by Geo.W. Parks, Wm. C. Parks and Everett I Rogers. Out of business c. 1930
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section G.W. PARKS CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section PAUL REVERE SILVER CO INC
Frank Patania, Sr. - Santa Fe, NM and Tucson, AZ Frank Patania, Sr. - Santa Fe, NM and Tucson, AZ Frank Patania, Sr. - Santa Fe, NM and Tucson, AZ FRANK PATANIA, Sr. - Santa Fe, NM and Tucson, AZ
The Thunderbird Shop originated in Santa Fe, New Mexico at The Plaza in 1927. In 1938, Frank Sr. discovered Tucson while looking for a winter home for his business. Frank Patania and his brother Carmelo were makers of Native American style jewelry, boxes and small items. Succeeded in 1964 by his son Frank Patania Jr. and in 1979 by his grandson Samuel Patania. The shop was renamed Patania's Sterling Silver Originals in 1996.
Paye & Baker Mfg Co - North Attleboro, MA Paye & Baker Mfg Co - North Attleboro, MA
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
PAYE & BAKER MFG CO - North Attleboro, MA
created in 1896 as
Simmons & Paye, became Paye & Baker in 1901. Out of business in the 1960s

Paye & Baker Mfg Co - North Attleboro, MA: catalogue c. 1908
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section PEERLESS SILVER COMPANY
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section PELTON BROS SILVER PLATE CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section E.W. & O.Z. PELTON
J.C. Penney Co Inc J.C. PENNEY CO INC
Active in the 1920s.
Petersen - not identified Petersen - not identified KARL POUL PETERSEN - Montreal, Canada
Carl Poul Petersen was born in Denmark in 1895 died in Montreal in 1977. He apprenticed with Georg Jensen between 1908 and 1913, and eventually became a Master Silversmith himself. He married Jensen's daughter, Inger, in 1922. Then they moved to Montreal, Canada in 1929 at the very start of the depression and was employed by Henry Birks & Son as their master goldsmith in 1932. Briefly independent (1937 to 1939) he returned to Birks in 1939. Five years later he left Birks, and started his own business, which remained in operation until 1975. He crafted jewellery, flatware, tea sets, serving pieces, bar sets, etc. They are all of very high quality, and are highly collectible.
The Petterson Studio - Chiacago, IL The Petterson Studio - Chiacago, IL THE PETTERSON STUDIO - Chicago, IL
founded in 1914 by John Pontus Petterson (born in Norway).
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section PHILADELPHIA PLATE CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section ALBERT PICK & CO,
J.O. & W.Pitkin - Hartford, CT J.O. & W.PITKIN - Hartford, CT
John Owen Pitkin was active since 1826 and in 1830 he entered in partnership with Walter Pitkin as J.O. &W.Pitkin. The business was succeeded by E.M.Roberts & Co in 1860
Theodore H. Pond - Baltimore, MD Theodore H. Pond - Baltimore, MD Theodore H. Pond - Baltimore, MD THEODORE H. POND - Baltimore, MD
Theodore Hanford Pond (born in Beirut, Syria from American parents, 1872-1933) was a designer for textiles, interior decorations, wall papers, stained glass, silverware, jewelry, book covers and decorations. Active in New York City, Boston, Providence, Rochester and Baltimore, 1893-1914, worked also as wood carver, potter, silversmith and jeweler. A long career as teacher, educator, lecturer, Museum and Art Institute director between 1896-1931.
Poole Silver Co. - Taunton, MA Poole Silver Co. - Taunton, MA Poole Silver Co. - Taunton, MA Poole Silver Co. - Taunton, MA
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
POOLE SILVER CO - Taunton, MA
Manufacture of plated silverware established in 1893 as Poole & Roche. Later, Poole bought the full control and managed the company until his death. Poole was succeded by his three sons until 1946 when they retired and sold the company to a group headed by Sidney A. Kane. In 1946 was opened a sterling silver department, in 1950 the Bristol Silver divison for popular plated holloware and in 1964 the brass division. The company was bought by
Towle Mfg Co in 1971.
Poole is now (2020) property of Lifetime Brands, Inc. owner of other historic brands as Gorham, International Silver, Kirk Stieff, Towle Silversmiths, Tuttle and Wallace.

POOLE SILVER CO: INFORMATION, MARKS, FLATWARE PATTERNS
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section PORTER BRITANNIA & PLATE COMPANY
Franklin Porter - Danvers, MA Franklin Porter - Danvers, MA Franklin Porter - Danvers, MA FRANKLIN PORTER - Danvers, MA
Active from 1925
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section PORTER PLATING CO
Potter Studio - Cleveland, OH POTTER STUDIO - Cleveland, OH
Active 1915-1928. Founded by Horace E. Potter, maker of handwrought sterling wares in the Arts & Crafts style
Katherine Pratt - Dedham, MA KATHERINE PRATT - Dedham, MA
Katherine Pratt (1891-1978) active until c. 1940. She studied at the Museum School at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston under instruction from
George Hunt, graduating in 1914. Beginning in 1917 she studied under George Gebelein of Boston. In the late 1920s, her designs were influenced by those of the Danish silversmith Georg Jensen
Preisner Silver Company - Wallingford, CT Preisner Silver Company - Wallingford, CT Preisner Silver Company - Wallingford, CT
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
PREISNER SILVER COMPANY - Wallingford, CT
Active since 1935.
Pryor Mfg. Co. - Newark, NJ PRYOR MFG CO - Newark, NJ
Established in 1909. Became part of B.M. Shanley, Jr., Co c. 1915
Quaker Silver Co Inc - North Attleboro, MA Quaker Silver Co Inc - North Attleboro, MA Quaker Silver Co. Inc. - North Attleboro, MA QUAKER SILVER CO INC - North Attleboro, MA
Active since 1926. Purchased by Gorham in 1959
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section QUAKER VALLEY MFG CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section QUEEN CITY SILVER CO. INC.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section QUEEN'S ART PEWTER LTD



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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