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
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.     
W.H. Saart Co - Attleboro, MA W.H. Saart Co - Attleboro, MA Saart Bros  Co - Attleboro, MA Saart Bros  Co - Attleboro, MA W.H. Saart Co - Attleboro, MA SSMC manufactured by Saart Bros  Co - Attleboro, MA SSMC manufactured by Saart Bros  Co - Attleboro, MA
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
W.H. SAART CO
SAART BROS.COMPANY - Attleboro, MA
Manufacturer of sterling and silverplate holloware, novelties and various flatware patterns under the mark SSMC. Company founded by William H. Saart and his brothers Albert and Herman succeeding to W.H. Saart Co. In early 1900 acquired the dies of Sterling Silver Manufacturing Co. Saart Bros was incorporated in 1906. In 1937 the company was under the control of Frank E. Nolan and in 1975 the business was managed by R.J. Nolan as president.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section SACKETT & CO LTD
G.T. Sadtler & Sons - Baltimore, MD G.T. SADTLER & SONS - Baltimore, MD
Origin of the firm in 1803 with Philip Sadtler. Activity continued with his sons and grandsons until 1923
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section SALES STIMULATORS INC
Edward San Giovanni - Ridgefield, CT Edward San Giovanni - Ridgefield, CT EDWARD SAN GIOVANNI - Ridgefield, CT
active in the 1940s
H.I. Sawyer - Hartford, CT H.I. SAWYER - Hartford, CT
Henderson I. Sawyer was active in the 1840s/1850s
Mark J. Scearce / Wakefield-Scearce Gallery - Shelbyville, KY Mark J. Scearce / Wakefield-Scearce Gallery - Shelbyville, KY: John F. Kennedy Julep cup mark Mark J. Scearce / Wakefield-Scearce Gallery - Shelbyville, KY: Lyndon B. Johnson Julep cup mark Mark J. Scearce / Wakefield-Scearce Gallery - Shelbyville, KY: Richard Nixon Julep cup mark Mark J. Scearce / Wakefield-Scearce Gallery - Shelbyville, KY: George W. Bush Julep cup mark Mark J. Scearce / Wakefield-Scearce Gallery - Shelbyville, KY: Barack Obama Julep cup mark MARK J. SCEARCE / WAKEFIELD-SCEARCE GALLERY - Shelbyville, KY
makers of sterling julep cups marked with the initials of the U.S. president in office at the time the cup is made
Schaezlein & Burridge San Francisco, CA SCHAEZLEIN & BURRIDGE - San Francisco, CA
Founded by Robert Schaezlein (d. c. 1932) in 1879. Mainly platers and repair work. Advertised for special order work, badges and insignia. Out of businees after 1906 earthquake but further activity was continued by his son Robert Frederick (d. 1960) and his grandchild Robert Frederick Jr.
Scharling & Co. - Newark, NJ Scharling & Co. - Newark, NJ SCHARLING & CO - Newark, NJ
Established in 1865 by John H. Scharling. incorporated in 1895. Manufacturer of sterling, silverplate, pewter holloware, filigree and silver deposit ware. Last notice of the firm in 1931
Nicholas Schelnin Co. - New York, NY NICHOLAS SCHELNIN CO - New York, NY
silverware and jewelry maker, active c. 1904-1908
William Schimper & Co. - New York, NY  and Hoboken, NJ WILLIAM SCHIMPER & CO - New York, NY and Hoboken, NJ
Founded by German immigrant George Schimper working in the metal plating business in late 1850s. In 1867, his sons William and Theodore continued the business as the Schimper Brothers. On the death of Theodore in the early 1880s, William Schimper became the sole owner and the company was renamed
William Schimpel & Co. when Robert Debacher and, later, J.T. Mahisted entered in the partnership. From 1884 they manufactured brass goods components such as locks and frames for pocket books and handbags as well as picture frames. After the death of William Schimper (1900) the ownership was bought by R.R. Debacher and another partner maintaining the same name. The company manufactured vanity cases, hand mirrors, toilet sets, powder boxes and a variety of metal novelties in its Hoboken, NJ factory. They ceased activity c. 1927
Schira Bros. Manufacturing Jewelers - Cincinnati, OH SCHIRA BROS. MANUFACTURING JEWELERS - Cincinnati, OH
Schira Bros. (1943-1965) succeeded by Schira Bros. Mfg.Jewelers before 1977
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section W & E SCHMIDT
Schmitz, More & Co - Newark, NJ SCHMITZ, MOORE & CO - Newark, NJ
Manufacturer of sterling silver dresserware. Succeeded to
Moore & Hofman (c. 1915-1922)
Frank M. Schofield Co - Baltimore, MD Frank M. Schofield Co - Baltimore, MD Frank M. Schofield Co - Baltimore, MD Frank M. Schofield Co - Baltimore, MD SCHOFIELD CO INC - Baltimore, MD
Founded in 1903 by Frank M. Schofield as
Baltimore Silversmiths Mfg Co. The name was changed to Heer-Schofield Co in 1905 and to Frank M. Schofield Co in 1928. In the 1930s the name was changed to Schofield Co Inc. After the death of Frank (1947) the business was run by his wife Berthe (also a silversmith) until 1965 when the company was bought by Oscar Caplan & Sons and by Stieff Co in 1967
Carl Schon - Baltimore, MD Carl Schon - Baltimore, MD Carl Schon - Baltimore, MD Carl Schon Inc. - Baltimore, MD CARL SCHON / CARL SCHON INC. - Baltimore, MD
Carl Schon (109 W. Saratoga Street, Baltimore) was a jeweler and decorative arts metalware maker, working in an Arts & Crafts and transitional/Art Deco style, from the late 1890s until his death in 1923. After his death the business was continued by
Carl Schon Inc. (1925-1970).
Wolfgang Schroth mark accompanied by old Lebkuecher & Co mark Wolfgang Schroth mark Wolfgang Schroth mark WOLFANG SCHROTH
German designer of sterling silverware (1944-2020). Worked for Cartier, Jensen and Tiffany. In 1965 bought
Hickok-Matthews Company. In some cases the personal trademark of Schroth (his signature) was accompanied by the early 1900s "L" mark belonging to Lebkuecher & Co predecessor of Hickok-Matthews Company
Schohay, Ludwig & Co - Philadelphya, PA SCHOHAY, LUDWIG & CO - Philadelphya, PA
Albert Schohay and Alfred Ludwig, 1867 c.
A.G. Schultz & Co. - Baltimore, MD A.G. SCHULTZ & CO. - Baltimore, MD
Founded in 1898 succeeding to Schultz & Tschudy & Co. The primary partners were Andrew G. Schultz, Otto Rosenbauer, and, after 1905, James McPhail. Active until the 1950s
Schulz & Fischer - San Francisco, CA Schulz & Fischer - San Francisco, CA Schulz & McCartney - San Francisco, CA SCHULZ & FISCHER - San Francisco, CA
A partnership of German immigrant silversmiths Wilhelm Schulz (from Prussia) and Emil Fischer (from Saxony) active 1874-c. 1888. Employing 22 workers in 1882 was considered to be the heaviest manufacturing house among San Francisco silversmiths. Their predecessors were Schulz, Fischer & Mohrig (1868-1869) and Fisher & Schulz (1869-1874). Their holloware was marked with the California State Seal. Schulz & Fischer was succeded by Schulz, Fischer & McCartney (1883-1888) and Schulz & McCartney (1888-1893). After the closure of the business (c.1900) Shreve & Co acquired part of its flatware dies.
Schweitzer Silver Corp - Brooklyn, NY Schweitzer Silver Corp - Brooklyn, NY
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
SCHWEITZER SILVER CORP - Brooklyn, NY
A division of
Lord Silver Inc active in the 1950s/1960s
Alfredo Sciarrotta - Newport, RI Alfredo Sciarrotta  - Newport, RI (possibly silverplate mark) Alfredo Sciarrotta - Newport, RI Alfredo Sciarrotta for Black, Starr & Gorham - Newport, RI Alfredo Sciarrotta for Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co - Newport, RI ALFREDO SCIARROTTA - Newport, RI
An Italian silversmith (1907-1985) smuggled out of Italy into the US during World War II to work on submarine technology. Afterwards, he settled in Newport, RI and created a small line of hand-made sterling silver hollowware. He sold them from his own shop and eventually retailed them through exclusive stores including Shreve, Crump & Low, Gorham, Bailey, Banks & Biddle and Cartier. Sciarrotta silver is included in several major museum collections of decorative arts, including the Smithsonian.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section SEARS ROEBUCK & CO
Sedlacek & Co - Los Angeles, CA Sedlacek & Co - Los Angeles, CA SEDLACEK & CO - Los Angeles, CA
Karl Edward Sedlacek was born in Vienna, Austria in 1880 and immigrated to the United States in 1904. In 1909 he was working for Shreve & Co as a silversmith. In 1917 he was working as a jeweler in Oakland, California. By 1918 he was a gold and silverware manufacturer at 821 Santee Street, Los Angeles, California.
Philip B. Segee - Bridgeport, CT Philip B. Segee - Bridgeport, CT PHILIP B. SEGEE - Bridgeport, CT
Active c. 1845 - 1906
Seneca Silver Co - Salamanca, NY SENECA SILVER CO - Salamanca, NY
Active 1900c.
W. Senter & Co. - Portland, ME W. SENTER & CO - Portland, ME
Active from 1874 to 1888 and until 1926 by the successors of William Senter
Willard & Hawley - Hartford, CT Northon Seymour & Co - Hartford, CT Jos. Seymour Mfg Co - Hartford, CT Jos. Seymour Mfg Co - Hartford, CT Jos. Seymour Mfg Co - Hartford, CT Jos. Seymour Mfg Co - Hartford, CT JOS. SEYMOUR MFG CO - Hartford, CT
Origin as Willard & Hawley in 1846. Name changed to Northon & Seymour (1849), Northon Seymour & Co (1854), Joseph Seymour & Co (1857), Joseph Seymour & Son (1870), Joseph Seymour & Sons (1879), Joseph Seymour & Sons Co (1879) and Joseph Seymour Mfg Co in 1898. Out of business in 1905c.
O.D. Seymour - Hartford, CT O.D. SEYMOUR - Hartford, CT
Oliver D. Seymour was active from 1842 to 1854. From 1843 to 1846 he was in partnership with Julius Hollister
George B. Sharp - Philadelphia, PA George B. Sharp - Philadelphia, PA George B. Sharp for Bailey & Co - Philadelphia, PA George B. Sharp for Bailey & Co - Philadelphia, PA GEORGE B. SHARP - Philadelphia, PA
Active in the 1850s working exclusively as shop superintendent for the firm
Bailey & Co.. The pieces made in this period are correctly identified as "Bailey & Co." silver and does not become "George Sharp (for Bailey & Co.)" until after about 1862 when Sharp started his own shop. Sharp went out of business in 1874. The silver marked "lion S shield" (made in the period 1852-1862) should therefore be correctly attributed to Bailey & Co
Henry Alvin Sharpe - New Orleans, LA HENRY ALVIN SHARPE - New Orleans, LA
painter, jeweler, author and lover of ancient history and coins (1910-1982). He worked in a variety of metals including copper, bronze, silver and gold. He signed his pieces as either H. Alvin Sharpe, H.A. Sharpe or H.A.S.
Charles C. Shaver - Utica, NY Charles C. Shaver - Utica, NY CHARLES C.SHAVER - Utica, NY
Origin as Brown & Shaver in 1856 (Charles C. Shaver and Henry S. Brown).
C.C. Shaver was active at 9 Broad Street, Utica, NY as manufacturer of solid silver and silverplate wares until 1900
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section SHEETS-ROCKFORD SILVERPLATE CO
Sheffield Silver Co - Brooklyn, NY Sheffield Silver Co - Brooklyn, NY
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
SHEFFIELD SILVER CO - Brooklyn NY
Incorporated in 1908. Trademark registered in 1919. Became a division of Reed & Barton Silversmiths in 1974
Shepard Mfg Co - Melrose, Highlands, MA Shepard Mfg Co - Melrose, Highlands, MA SHEPARD MFG CO - Melrose, Highlands, MA
Founded and managed by Chester Shepard and his son Chester B. Shepard. The firm manufactured about one hundred varieties of souvenir spoons but its production embraced also napkin rings and other fancy articles in flat ware. Chester Shepard died in 1902 and the business was continued by Chester B. Shepard and after a family disagreement by his brother Llewlyn until the closure of the factory in 1923
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section SHERIDAN SILVER CO INC
George W. Shiebler & Co. - New York George W. Shiebler & Co. - New York George W. Shiebler & Co. - New York
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
GEORGE W. SHIEBLER & CO - New York
Founded in 1876 by George W. Shiebler when was bought the business of
Coles & Reynolds. In 1883 was bougth Albert Coles & Co. Incorporated in 1892 as George W. Shiebler & Co. Out of business in 1910.

GEORGE W.SHIEBLER & CO: HISTORY & MARKS
Shreve & Co - San Francisco, CA Shreve & Co - San Francisco, CA Shreve & Co - San Francisco, CA Shreve, Treat & Eacret - San Francisco, CA Shreve, Treat & Eacret - San Francisco, CA Shreve, Treat & Eacret - San Francisco, CA Shreve & Co - San Francisco, CA Shreve & Co - San Francisco, CA SHREVE & CO - San Francisco, CA
Business started in 1852 by George C. and Samuel Shreve. Until the 1880s the firm was focused on retailing. By 1881, when Albert J. Lewis entered in the partnership, they opened a factory for the producion of jewelry and, from 1883, of silverware. The firm was incorporated in 1894. In 1908 they purchased
Vanderslice & Co. In 1912 the company was sold to the J.E. Hickingbotham family and in 1967 to Dayton Hudson of Minneapolis.


Shreve, Crump & Low Co Inc. - Boston, MA Shreve, Crump & Low Co Inc. - Boston, MA Shreve, Crump & Low Co Inc. - Boston, MA Shreve, Crump & Low Co Inc. - Boston, MA hreve, Crump & Low Co Inc. - Boston, MA Jones Shreve Brown & Co - Boston, MA Shreve Stanwood & Co - Boston, MA Shreve Stanwood & Co - Boston, MA Shreve Stanwood & Co - Boston, MA Shreve Stanwood & Co - Boston, MA SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW CO INC - Boston, MA
Founded in Salem by John McFarlane in 1796. The firm changed many times its name, from Jones Ball & Poor (1846), to Jones Shreve Brown & Co (1857), to Shreve Stanwood & Co (1860), assuming its actual name in 1888

SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW CO: HISTORY & MARKS
Shreve Treat & Eacret - San Francisco, CA SHREVE, TREAT & EACRET - San Francisco, CA
Formed in 1912 by Youg George Shreve with Treat and Eacret. Bought by Granat Bros and closed in 1941



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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