Cleveland, OH 1915-1928
Succeeded by The Potter-Bentley Studio. See chronology.
Potter and Mellen, Inc.
Cleveland, OH 1933-2005 and Beachwood, OH 2005-2008
Founded by Horace Potter and Louis Mellen. Successor to
Potter-Bentley Studios. Their long-standing retail store closed
in 2008, and they continued to sell online for several more years.
The lower mark shown to the right is used on gold. See chronology.
J.O. & J.R. Potter
Providence, RI c. 1849-1850
John O. Potter and James R. Potter.
Horace E. Potter
Cleveland, OH 1897-1907
Well known maker of handwrought sterling wares in the Arts & Crafts style.
Founder of the Potter Shop 1908-1915 and Potter Studio 1915-1928. Was in the
partnership of Potter-Bentley Studios with Gurdon W. Bentley 1928-1933 then in the partnership of Potter
and Mellen until his death in 1948. See chronology.
Wm. Pratt & Brother
Boston, MA 1844-1849
William and Joseph Pratt.
William T. Pratt
Black Rock, NY 1826 and New York, NY 1828-1829
William Pratt / W. Pratt & Co.
Boston, MA 1835-c. 1885
In the firm of Wm. Pratt & Brother 1844-1849.
Went by W. Pratt & Co. 1855-1873.
Henry Chester Porter / H. Porter & Co.
New York, NY 1820-1840
Went by H. Porter & Co. 1830-1840.
Frederick Jerome Posey
Shepherdstown, VA (now WV) c. 1842 and Hagerstown, MD 1843-1864
Danvers, MA 1925-1940s
Maker of handwrought flatware, holloware and jewelry in the
Arts & Crafts style.
Frederick Wadsworth Porter / F.W. Porter & Co.
Springfield, VT 1845-1875
In the partnership of Cook, Porter & Co. with George
Washington Porter and Selden Cook 1848-1850. Later
partnered with William H. Wheeler as F.W. Porter & Co. 1854-1875.
The Potter-Bentley Studios
Cleveland, OH 1928-1933
Horace E. Potter and Gurdon W. Bentley. Succeeded by Potter and Mellen, Inc.
Poughkeepsie, NY 1822-1864
Worked with his son Henry R. Power under the name of
H. Power & Son 1848-1852.
Westerly, RI c. 1825-1850
Porter to Pratt
Porter to Pratt
Dedham, MA c. 1915-c. 1940
Member of the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts.
Marietta, OH 1788-1821 and Athens Co., OH 1821-1835
New York, NY c. 1725
Boston, MA c. 1719-1737; Hartford, CT 1737-1761; Coventry, CT c. 1762-1766;
East Windsor, CT c. 1768-1792
Was in the partnership of Potwine & Whiting with Charles Whiting c. 1761.
Joseph S. Porter
Canadaigua, NY 1808-1811 and Utica, NY after 1811-1837 and 1850-1862.
In the partnership of Porter & White with Philo White 1808-1809. In the
partnership of Barton & Porter 1811-1816. Partnered with Richard
Huntington 1817-1837. Sold his business in 1837 and worked as a merchant.
Worked again as a silversmith and jeweler 1848-1862, first for H.S. Bradley then
on his own again in 1850.
Edward P. Pratt
Chillicothe, OH c. 1827-1828 and 1830-1866; Cincinnati, OH 1828-1830
In the partnership of Pratt & Beard in Chillicothe in 1828. In Cincinnati,
he was a partner in the firm of Pratt, Stretcher and Beard 1828-1829;
Stretcher leaving the firm in 1829 to become Pratt & Beard, but the
business was dissolved later that year.
Pratt & Reath
Philadelphia, PA 1851-1862
Dundas T. Pratt, Benjamin B. Reath, and William G. Billin.