Silversmiths Directory & Sterling Marks

Alphabetical by Name

Babbit to Ball

Charles Babbit (Babbitt)

Providence, RI c. 1810 and Taunton, MA c. 1815-1850
Partnered with Sturgis Davis in Providence in the firm of Davis & Babbitt c. 1824-1828 then Davis, Babbitt & Co. 1828-1830.


Bachrach & Freedman

New York, NY and Chicago, IL 1891-1900
Acquired by E. & J. Bass in 1900.

Bacon & Smith

Boston, MA 1845-1857
D. Bacon and Edwin Smith

H.B. & H.M. Bacon

Lowell, MA 1875-1880
Horace Baldwin Bacon and Henry McCobb Bacon.

Silas Dexter Bacon

Boston, MA 1837-1893
Was in the partnership of Bacon & Smith with Edwin Smith
1845-1857 and then S.D. Bacon & Co. 1857-1893.

Otto R. Bade

New Hope, PA c. 1960-1981
Modernist studio jeweler. A former foreman for Frank Rebajes.

James Monroe Badger

Brooklyn, NY c. 1840-1874

Tom Bahe

Tucson and Scottsdale, AZ c. 1948-2009
Navajo silversmith.

Bailey, Banks & Biddle

Philadelphia, PA 1878-2019
Successor to Bailey & Co.  George W. Banks and Samuel Biddle joined forces with Joseph T. Bailey II in 1878 and formed Bailey, Banks & Biddle.  The name was changed to Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. when the company incorporated in 1894.  Became a part of the Zales Corporation in 1961 who re-branded over 100 of their stores with the Bailey, Banks & Biddle name.  BBB was sold to Finlay Jewelry Corporation in 2007, and then Gordon Bros. in 2009, who started closing BBB stores.  The last few BBB stores were closed in 2019.  Makers and retailers of quality sterling flatware, holloware, jewelry and novelty items.

Bailey & Bros.

Utica, NY 1846-1852
Hugh Bailey, James Bailey, Thomas Bailey, William Bailey, John J. Brown, and Thomas C. Stephens. Primarily retailers.

Bailey, Chapman & Co.

Boston, MA 1858-1859
Simon W. Bailey and John N. Chapman.

Bailey & Co.

Philadelphia, PA 1847-1878
Successor to Bailey & Kitchen. When Eli W. Bailey, the brother of Bailey & Kitchen founder Joseph T. Bailey, along with James Gallagher and Jeremiah Robbins joined Bailey & Kitchen, they formed a new partnership and named it Bailey & Co.  Joseph T. Bailey II was added as a partner in 1856.  Founder Joseph T. Bailey died in 1854.  Forerunner to Bailey, Banks and Biddle.  The eagle/U/shield mark was used beginning c. 1852 to denote coin silver quality and the lion/S/shield mark was used beginning in 1855 to denote sterling silver.

Bailey, Kettell & Chapman

Boston, MA c. 1854-1858
Simon W. Bailey, Joshua V. Kettell, and John N. Chapman. Succeeded by Bailey, Chapman & Co.

Bailey & Kitchen

Philadelphia, PA 1832-1847
Partners Joseph Trowbridge Bailey and Andrew B. Kitchen. Kitchen died in 1840 and the name remained the same until 1846. Forerunner to Bailey, Banks and Biddle. Jewelers and silversmiths.

Bailey & Parker

Rutland, VT 1868-1871
Bradbury M. Bailey and Wilbur F. Parker.

Bradbury Melon Bailey (1824-1913)

Ludlow, VT 1848-1853 and Rutland, VT 1853-1885
Stopped silversmithing in 1875. In the partnership of Bailey & Parker with Wilbur F. Parker 1868-1871 and also the partnership of Bailey & Parmenter with Chester Parmenter 1872-1874. Bailey sold his business to Marshall Bros. in 1885. Silversmith, jeweler and watchmaker.

E.E. Bailey & Co.

Claremont, NH 1837-1839
A partnership between Ebenezer Eaton Bailey, Charles Bailey,
Roswell H. Bailey, and Samuel Chase Bailey.

E.E. & S.C. Bailey

Claremont, NH and Portland, ME 1836-1862
Partnership of Ebenezer Eaton Bailey and Samuel Chase Bailey.

S.E. Bailey & Bro.

Springfield, MA  c. 1849-1850
Samuel E. Bailey and ?

Ebenezer Eaton Bailey

Claremont, NH 1836-1862
Was in the firms of E.E. & S.C. Bailey 1836-1862 and E.E. Bailey & Co. 1837-1839.

Henry Bailey

Boston, MA c. 1803

Lebbeus Bailey (b. 1763 d. 1827)

Portland and North Yarmouth, ME  c. 1780-1827
Partnered with his son Lebbeus (Jr.) in the firm of Lebbeus Bailey & Son in 1816.  Silversmith and clockmaker.

Loring Bailey

Hingham, MA c. 1780-1814

Roswell Hopkins Bailey

Claremont, NH 1837-1839 and Woodstock, VT 1839-1880
Was in partnership with Samuel C. Bailey, Charles Chase Bailey and Ebenezer E. Bailey in Claremont, NH as E.E. Bailey & Co. 1837-1839.

Samuel Philbrick Bailey (1821-1864)

Woodstock, VT 1842-1845 and Indianapolis, IN 1851-1860
Was in the partnership of Talbott, Bailey & Co. c. 1852-1853.

Ellis Baily

Uniontown, PA 1836-1865
Silversmith, watchmaker, and jeweler.

William Baily, Jr.

Philadelphia, PA 1816-1857
Was in the partnership of Wm. Baily & Son with Thomas W. Baily 1852-1857.

Baird-North Co.

Salem, MA 1892-1907 and Providence, RI 1907-1962
Founded by William Gilmore Hussey as a gold and silversmith firm and became a mail order house for gold and sterling flatware, holloware, jewelry and novelties made by other manufacturers.  Sold to Jason Weiler & Sons in 1929 and went by the name of Jason Weiler Baird-North Co. 1929-1938.

Pleasant H. Baird

Petersburg, VA 1802-1805; Raleigh, VA c. 1805;
Natchez, MS 1806-1810; Lexington, KY 1811-1812;
Paris, KY 1813-1814; Washington, KY 1814-1817; and
Maysville, KY 1817-1830

Baker-Manchester Mfg. Co.

Providence, RI  c. 1915-1929
Makers of sterling flatware, holloware, and novelties, including many fancy and unusual flatware serving pieces.
See flatware patterns.

Eleazer Baker

Ashford and Windham, CT c. 1785-1793
Silversmith, clock and watchmaker.

Elias Baker

New Brunswick, NJ c. 1840-1871

George Baker (1790-1878)

Providence, RI  1812-1874

Stephens Baker (1791-1883)

Wilmington, NC 1816-1818 and Beverly, MA 1818
Silversmith, watchmaker and jeweler.

Thomas Baker (1793-1820)

Haverhill, MA c. 1814; Salem, MA c. 1815 and 1817-1818;
Dedham, MA c. 1817; and Concord, NH 1819-1820
In partnership with Jabez Baldwin in the firm of Baldwin & Baker c. 1817-1819.

Baldwin & Jones

Boston, MA 1813-1819
Jabez Baldwin and John B. Jones.

Baldwin & Miller, Inc.

Newark, NJ  1920-Present
Founded by Milton Baldwin and Fred W. Miller Sr.  Makers of sterling and pewter holloware, trophies, and novelties.  No relation to Baldwin, Miller Co., Inc.

Baldwin, Miller Co., Inc.

Indianapolis, IN  1883-1983
Makers of sterling flatware, holloware, jewelry and souvenir spoons. The B.M. Co. mark was used until 1915.  No relation to Baldwin & Miller, Inc.

Baldwin & Smith

Newark, NJ 1850-1854
Samuel Baldwin and Richard Smith.

J. & S. Baldwin

Middletown, CT 1831-1833
Jesse G. Baldwin and Seymour W. Baldwin.

J. & S. Baldwin & Co.

Newark, NJ 1861-1862
John Baldwin and Samuel E. Baldwin.

Jabez Baldwin (1777-1918)

Hanover, NH 1798-1803; Salem, MA c. 1804-1819 and
Boston, MA 1813-1819
In the partnerships of Baldwin & Jones 1813-1819 and Baldwin & Baker with Thomas Baker 1817-1819.

Jesse Garretson Baldwin (1804-1887)

Oxford, CT 1825-1831 and Middletown, CT 1831-c. 1860
In the firm of J. & S. Baldwin 1831-1833.

Stanley Sanford Baldwin (b.c. 1800)

New York, NY  1827-1834
Partnered with Samuel Baldwin in the firm of S.S. & S. Baldwin
1830-1832. Silversmith and watchmaker.

L.G. Balfour Co.

Attleboro, MA 1913-1996 and Austin, TX 1996-Present
Makers of sterling holloware and jewelry.

Ball, Black & Co.

New York, NY 1851-1874
Founded by William Black and Henry Ball, and Ebenezer Monroe.
Successors to Ball, Tompkins & Black. Became Black, Starr & Frost in 1874.  Makers and retailers of quality sterling flatware and holloware.

Ball & Heald

Baltimore, MD 1811-1812
William Ball and and John S. Heald.

Ball, Tompkins & Black

New York NY 1839-1851
Henry Ball, Erastus O. Tompkins and William Black.  Successors to Marquand & Co. and succeeded by Ball, Black & Co.

Edward Ball Co.

New York, NY  c. 1918-1927
Makers of sterling holloware.

Webb C. Ball Co.

Cleveland, OH 1879-1961
A watchmaking and jewelry house; made an assortment of souvenir spoons in the early 1900s.

Calvin Stowe Ball (1798-1886)

Pompey, NY  c. 1825-1870
Silversmith and jeweler, also serving as postmaster and town clerk in Pompey.

Calvin Stowe Ball, Jr. (1832-1923)

Syracuse, NY  1853-1904
In the partnership of Stone & Ball with Seymour H. Stone
1853-1869.  Silversmith and jeweler.

William Ball (1763-1815)

Baltimore, MD  1785-1815
In the partnership of Johnson & Ball with Israel Johnson
1785-1790 and later the partnership of Ball & Heald with John S. Heald 1811-1812.