Silversmiths Directory & Sterling Marks

Alphabetical by Name

Bruff to Byrnes

Charles Oliver Bruff

Elizabethtown, NJ 1760-1762; New York, NY 1763-1782; and
Shelburne, NS 1883-1787
Silversmith, watchmaker, and jeweler. Because of sympathies for the British cause, Bruff joined the British Army and remained with them in New York. When the evacuation of New York by the British Army was eminent, Bruff packed up his household and moved to Nova Scotia. Listed in 1792 with the occupation of tinker.

John Bryan

Asheville, NC 1950s-1960s
Modernist studio jeweler.

Butler Bryant, Jr.

Lexington, KY 1844-c. 1848

Frederick Bucher

Baltimore, MD 1876-1929
Listed in directories 1877-1879 as a silversmith and as a manufacturing jeweler in later years.

Henry Peat Buckley

New Orleans, LA 1850-1903

Samuel Buel (Buell) (1742-1819)

Middletown, CT 1777-1780 and Hartford, CT c. 1780

Dwight Hawley Buell / D.H. Buell & Co.

Hartford, CT 1858-1889
Buell was in the partnership of T. Steele & Co. with Thomas H. Steele 1858-1866.  Worked as D.H. Buell & Co. 1866-1875 with Charles J. Wood as his partner.

George Washington Bull

East Hartford, CT c. 1840

Benjamin Bunker

Nantucket, MA c. 1770-1815
Silversmith and clockmaker.

Bunnell & Schreuder

Syracuse, NY  c. 1853-1857
Frances A. Bunnell and Andrew B. Schreuder.

Francis A. Bunnell & Co.

Syracuse, NY  1866-1871

William Burdick (b.1792)

New Haven, CT 1812-1814 and Ithaca, NY 1815-1820
In the partnerships of Ufford & Burdick with Thomas Ufford
1813-1814 and later Burdick & Burritt 1816-1819.

George Burdock

Philadelphia, PA 1772-1812

David John Burger

New York, NY 1805-1806 and 1815-1835

John Burger

New York, NY 1775-1807
In the partnership of Burger & Prichard c. 1775. Worked with
Myer Myers 1779-1783.

Thomas Burger

New York, NY 1805-1806

Irvin and Bonnie Burkee

Blackhawk, CO c. 1951-1957; Aspen, CO 1957-1978; Verde
Valley, AZ 1978-1994; Lake Montezuma, AZ 1994-2007
Modernist studio jewelers.

Burnett & Rigden

Georgetown, DC 1796-1806
Charles A. Burnett and John E. Rigden.

Charles A. Burnett

Alexandria, VA 1793-1796 and Georgetown, DC 1796-c. 1840
In the partnership of Burnett & Rigden 1796-1806.

C.A. Burr & Co.

Rochester, NY  1857-1864
Founded by Cornelius A. Burr and John T. Fox.  Burr died in 1863 and the business was sold to Sunderlin & Weaver in 1864.

Albert Chapin Burr

Rochester, NY c. 1825-1832

Alexander Jay Burr

Rochester, NY 1832-1836

Christopher Burr

Providence, RI 1813-1869
Silversmith and jeweler.

Cornelius A. Burr

Rochester, NY 1838-1863
Was in partnership of C.A. Burr & Co. 1857-1863. Silversmith and jeweler.

Ezekiel Burr

Providence, RI c. 1785-1824
Was in the partnership of E. & W. Burr with William Burr 1792-1810 and later in the partnership of Burr & Lee with Samuel W. Lee 1815-1819.

Burritt, Brooks & Co.

Ithaca, NY 1865-1875
A partnership between Edwin J. Burritt, Joseph C. Burritt, and Frederick W. Brooks.

J. Burrtt & Son

Ithaca, NY 1838-1864
Joseph Burritt and son Joseph C. Burritt.

Joseph Burritt (1795-1889)

Ithaca, NY 1816-1864
Was in partnership with William P. Burdick of Burdick & Burritt
1816-1819.  In the partnership of J. Burritt & Son with son Joseph Curtis Burritt 1838-1864.  Silversmith, jeweler and clockmaker.

Benjamin Burt

Boston, MA 1750-1805

John Burt

Boston, MA 1713-1745

Samuel Burt

Boston, MA 1745-1754

William Burt

Boston, MA 1745-1751

Fitch Welch Burwell

Portsmouth, VA 1841-1843 and Norfolk, VA 1843-1858
In the firms of J.M. Freeman & Co. 1843-1844 and Burwell & Winship 1854-1856.  Silversmith, watchmaker, jeweler, and early photographer.

George Bush

Easton, PA 1812-1837

Nathaniel Bushnell (1793-1854)

Middletown, CT c. 1825-1854
Maker of spectacles, combs, and novelties.

Butler & McCarty

Philadelphia, PA 1850-1868
Franklin Butler and Edward McCarty.  Succeeded by Butler, McCarty & Co.

Butler, McCarty & Co.

Philadelphia, PA 1868-1876
Franklin Butler, Edward McCarty and Henry O. Hulburt.

James P. Butler

Philadelphia, PA 1863-1875

Nathaniel Butler

Savannah, GA 1796-1797 and Utica, NY 1799-c. 1815
In the partnership of Butler & Osborn with John Osborn
1805-1807 and Butler & DeBerard with C.J.J. DeBerard c. 1807-1815

Robert A. Butler

Pine Plains, NY  c. 1981-Present

James Byrne

Philadelphia, PA 1784-1788; New York, NY 1789-1799;
Elizabeth, NJ 1799; and New York, NY 1800
In the partnership of James Byrne & Co. in 1799.

Thomas Byrnes

Wilmington, DE 1788-1798
In the partnership of Woodcock & Byrnes with Bancroft Woodcock 1790-1793.