Unknown silver smith on spoon silver

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Unknown silver smith on spoon silver

Postby RIGHTSHIFTER » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:43 pm

These are spoons from our four great grandmother wedding. around 1813. Can anyone give us some information? Thanks
https://imgur.com/a/JgvBVd5

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Re: Unknown silver smith on spoon silver

Postby dognose » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:20 am

Hi,

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Re: Unknown silver smith on spoon silver

Postby RIGHTSHIFTER » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:08 pm

Sorry, can't figure it out. Have to get a young person for some help.

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Re: Unknown silver smith on spoon silver

Postby RIGHTSHIFTER » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:20 pm

OK found a young person. These are spoons found a four great grandmothers wedding around 1813. Can anyone help identify. Thanks.Image Image

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Re: Unknown silver smith on spoon silver

Postby Jazzman111 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:40 pm

It would be helpful if you were able to identify the city, state or region in which your 4GM lived. No 100% guarantee that that is where the spoon was made, but it could narrow things down.

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Re: Unknown silver smith on spoon silver

Postby wev » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:32 pm

I have not seen any definitive proof, but it has been attributed to Palmer & Hinsdale, NYC c 1815-1819

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Re: Unknown silver smith on spoon silver

Postby RIGHTSHIFTER » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:41 am

The wedding was held and the people lived in and around north central Pa. The bride was from Indiana Pa , but the wedding took place around Phillipsbug PA Thanks Rich

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Re: Unknown silver smith on spoon silver

Postby Jazzman111 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:54 pm

Before I saw your most recent post, my research came up with two possibilities, both of which now look like long shots, at best:

Payner & Heroy, Albany, NY (ca. 1813)

Phelps & Holland, Northampton, MA (ca. 1827)

As I continue in my research, I am amazed at how many hundreds of silversmiths, silver manufacturers, jewelers and retailers sprang up, then faded from sight, not only in big cities like New York and Boston, but in the smallest and least likely of rural areas. That might apply to the maker (seller) of the spoons you have. But yours have been handed down through your family--that makes them a treasure.

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Re: Unknown silver smith on spoon silver

Postby RIGHTSHIFTER » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:17 pm

Thanks for the help. I tried to research these and came up with nothing. But, I thought it was me. I have zero knowledge of these type of articles. So any help would be great. I always remember a friend saying "The fun is in the search" , and that holds true in many circumstances.


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