Peter Field (b. 1783 d. 1837)
New York, NY 1808-1837
New York, NY 1731-1755 and Albany, NY c. 1765
Marshall Field & Co.
Chicago, IL 1904-Late 1940s
This well known department store established the Craft Shop
where handwrought items were made and bore the Marshall
Field logo. A large array of items were made from sterling and
other metals, although the majority of sterling items were made
in the first half of their operation. The items the Craft Shop
produced were very popular, and the shop became a training ground for
quite a number Arts & Crafts silversmiths who would later gain importance
in their own right. See flatware patterns.
Michael C. Fina Co., Inc.
New York, NY 1935-Present
Founded by Rose and Michael C. Fina and Lou Ellmore. Primarily
retailers, but did manufacture some sterling flatware and holloware.
Morgan L. Fitch
Troy, NY 1840-1850
Fisher Silversmiths, Inc.
Jersey City, NJ and New York, NY 1936-Present
Still in business but stopped manufacturing in the 1970s. Successors to
M. Fred Hirsch Co. in 1945. Makers of sterling and silverplate holloware.
The Fine Arts Sterling Silver Co.
Morgantown, PA 1944-1979
Founded by Jerry N. Ashway. Marketed a
line of six patterns of sterling flatware and
sterling and silverplate holloware, all
manufactured by the International Silver Co. and
sold directly to the consumer. See flatware patterns.
Baltimore, MD 1807-1818
Fishel, Nessler & Co. / Fishel Nessler Co.
New York, NY 1892-1936
Founded by Henry W. Fishel and Louis D. Nessler;
successors to Fishel, Nessler & Quitman. After a
bankruptcy filing in 1910, the company was reorganized
as the Fishel Nessler Co. Makers of sterling vanity ware
Auburn, NY c. 1820 and New York, NY c. 1821-1832
Charles C. Flanders
Concord, NH c. 1844
Boston, MA 1851-c. 1854
Thomas F. Fessenden and William B. Fessenden.
Succeeded by Bailey, Kettell & Chapman.
Ziba Ferris (b. 1786 d. 1875)
Wilmington, DE 1808-1870
Partnered with his son in the firm of Ziba Ferris & Son 1851-1870.
Ziba Ferris & Son
Wilmington, DE 1851-1870
Partnership between Ziba Ferris, Sr. and Ziba Ferris, Jr.
Philadelphia, PA c. 1800-1810
Fessenden & Co.
Providence, RI 1862-1922
Makers of sterling flatware, holloware, and souvenir spoons.
See flatware patterns.
Ebenezer Ferren, Jr.
Manchester, NH 1844-1865
Fenno & Hale
Bangor, ME 1848-1859
Jeremiah Fenno and Charles Hale. Silversmiths, watchmakers, and musical instrument dealers.
Boston, MA 1820-1834 and Lowell, MA 1834-1846
Fitch & Hobart
New Haven, CT 1811-1813
Alling Fitch and Joshua Hobart.
Fenno to Flanders
John P. Fireng
Burlington, NJ c. 1834-1870
Attleboro, MA c. 1920-1936
Makers of compacts and cigarette cases. Incorporated under the name
Shields, Inc. in 1936.
W.D. Fenno & Son
Worcester, MA c. 1850-1870
William D. Fenno and son Charles William Fenno.
John Fessler, Jr. (1787-1869)
Frederick, MD 1813-1860
In the partnership of John Fessler & Son with his father
John Fessler 1817-1820.
Littleton G. Figg
Huntsville, AL 1843-1860
Silversmith and watchmaker.
Fenno to Flanders
William C. Finck Co.
Elizabeth, NJ 1897-1909
Makers of sterling souvenir spoons, novelties, and
Dennis M. Fitch
Troy, NY 1835-1857 and New York, NY 1853-1890
Fitch was in numerous partnerships:
Dennis & Fitch with Stephen A. Dennis 1835-1839.
Fitch & Cusack in Troy 1853-1857.
Fitch & Moore in New York City with Henry J. Moore 1853-1855.
Peckham, Merrill & Co. 1856-1857.
Merrill, Fitch & Allin 1857-1859 and 1862-1874.
Peckham, Merrill, Fitch & Co. 1859-1862.
Fitch & Chatterton with George W. Chatterton 1874-1877.
D.M. Fitch & Co. 1878-1881.
D.M. Fitch & Son with Charles S. Fitch 1885-1887.
Windsor, CT 1767-1768; Trenton, NJ 1770-1776; and Philadelphia, PA 1791
Would later go on to become the inventor of the steamboat.