Silversmiths Directory & Sterling Marks

Alphabetical by Name

Commonwealth to Cowlishaw

Commonwealth Silver Co.

Los Angeles, CA 1905-c. 1920

Concord Silversmiths

Concord, NH  1929-1942
Acquired by the Ellmore Silver Co. in 1939.  Closed in 1942 due to the unavailability of silver during WWII.  Makers of sterling flatware and holloware.
See flatware patterns.

Ella L. Cone

Boston, MA 1950s-1960s
Proprietor of The Silversmith’s Shop.  Modernist studio jeweler.

August Conery

Frankfort, KY 1838-1869
In the partnership of Loomis & Conery 1859-1860 with Warham P. Loomis.

John Coney

Boston, MA c. 1676-1722

Reuben Rice Conn

Fitchburg, MA c. 1852-1905

James Conning

Mobile, AL 1841-1871
Was in the partnership of James Conning & Co. with his nephew William A. Conning c. 1866-1871.

M. Connell

Philadelphia, PA c. 1800

John H. Connor

New York, NY 1832-1838
Was in the partnerships of Eoff & Connor with Garret Eoff
1832-1834 and Conner & Stickes 1837-1838.

George Oliver Conrad

Harrisonburg, VA 1846-1907
Was in the partnership of Bear & Conrad with his brother-in-law Jehu W. Bear 1846-1847 and 1848-1851.  A short lived branch of the business was operated in Luray, VA c. 1846 and another was opened in Charlottesville, VA, in 1847.  Conrad was a partner in the firm of Conrad, Gordon & Bear 1856-1857 and Conrad & Martz with B.F. Martz 1857-1858.

Osborn Conrad

Philadelphia, PA c. 1841-1851

Contempora House

A line of sterling handled flatware made by Reed & Barton.
See flatware patterns.

Cook & Simpson

Boonville, MO 1866
George W. Cook and Robert Simpson.

A.H. Cook

Hudson, NY c. 1838-1840

B.E. Cook & Son

Northampton, MA 1858-1900
Benjamin E. Cook and son Benjamin E. Cook.

Benjamin Ely Cook (1803-1900)

Troy, NY c. 1826; Amherst, MA 1827-1833; and
Northampton, MA 1833-1900
Silversmith and jeweler.  Was in partnerships of Storrs & Cook with Nathan Storrs 1828-1833 and later the partnership of B.E. Cook & Son 1858-1900.

Erastus Cook

Rochester, NY 1815-1859 and Madison, WI c. 1859-1864
Was in the partnership of Cook & Booth in Rochester, NY
1838-1850.  Was then in the partnership of Cook & Stillwell with Mortimer F. Stillwell in Rochester, NY 1847-1859.  Silversmith and watchmaker.

Frederick B. Cook

Columbia, PA c. 1825-1832 and York, PA 1832-1842

George W. Cook (Cooke)

Boonville, MO 1843-1869
Was a partner with Robert Simpson in the firm of Cook & Simpson in 1866.

John Cook

New York, NY 1794-1806 and Boston, MA c. 1813

John Cook

New York, NY 1855-1880
Was a partner in the firm of Theo. Evans & Co. 1855-1865 with
Theodore Evans. The firm name was changed in 1865 to Evans & Cook. Evans retired in 1869 and Cook continued on his own.

Cooke & Chatterton

Springfield, IL  c. 1839-1840
G.W. Cooke and Charles W. Chatterton.

Betty Cooke

Baltimore, MD 1950s-Present
Modernist studio jeweler.

John B. Cooke

Petersburg, VA 1837-1852

Oliver B. Cooley (1808-1844)

Utica, NY  1828-1844
Silversmith, watchmaker, and jeweler. Was in the firm of Storrs & Cooley 1831-1839 and then Tanner & Cooley with Perry G. Tanner 1840-1842.

Cooper & Fisher

New York, NY 1854-1862
Francis W. Cooper and Richard Fisher.

Francis W. Cooper

New York, NY 1842-1890
Was in the partnership of Cooper & Fisher with Richard Fisher 1854-1862. Well known for his ecclesiastical silver work.

Joseph Cooper (b. 1810)

Columbia, SC 1843-1852 and 1856-1865; Greenville, SC 1854-1856; and Philadelphia, PA c. 1873-1877
Was in the partnerships of Cooper & Yongue with Robert A. Yongue in 1852 and Cooper & Gaither with J.W. Gaither c. 1856-1865.

W. & A. Cooper

Cincinnati, OH 1836-1837 and Louisville, KY 1837-1846
Brothers William and Archibald Cooper. Opened a retail store in Frankfort, KY in 1842.

William Cooper

Cincinnati 1835-1837 and 1846 and Louisville, KY 1838-1846
In the partnership of Cooper & Saulnier with W.H. Saulnier in 1836 and then the partnership of W. & A. Cooper with brother Archibald Cooper 1836-1846.

Elizabeth Copeland

Boston, MA c. 1905-1920
Highly regarded silversmith, best known for her enamel work on silver and medieval styled designs.

Jesse Corbett

Keene, NH 1812-1827

John Corbett

Whitingham, VT c. 1800

Otis B. Corbett

Worcester, MA c. 1806-1822

William B. Cordell (b. 1788)

Charlestown, VA (now WV) 1806-1810+; Leesburg, VA 1812; and
Warrenton, VA 1814-c. 1835
Was in the partnership of Franklin & Cordell with Thomas Franklin in 1822.

Walter Cornell

Providence, RI c. 1780-1801
Silversmith and watchmaker.

Edward Corner

Easton, MD 1793-1811

Nathaniel Cornwell

Danbury, CT c. 1800-1815; Hudson, NY 1816-1817;
Cumberland Co., NC c. 1820 and Fayetteville, NC c. 1823

John William Cortelyou (1799-1879)

Morristown, NJ 1825-1834; New Brunswick, NJ 1834-c. 1850; and
Rahway, NJ c. 1850-1860

Lewis Cory

Rahway, NJ 1830-1848
Silversmith, watchmaker, and jeweler.

S. Cottle Co.

New York, NY 1877-1917
Founded by Shubael Cottle. Makers of sterling and gold vanity and novelty items.

Louis Gabriel Couvertié

Baltimore, MD 1809-1815 and New Orleans, LA 1815-1844

William D. Cowan

Philadelphia, PA 1808 and 1811-1814

William Cowell (b. 1682 d. 1736)

Boston, MA c. 1704-1736

William Cowell, Jr. (b. 1713 d. 1761)

Boston, MA c. 1734-1761

Cowles & Albertson

Cleveland, OH 1849-1854
A partnership between Royal Cowles and Joseph Albertson, with Cowles being the silversmith.

R. Cowles & Co.

Cleveland, OH 1857-1871
A partnership between Royal Cowles and Homer Goodwin.

Royal Cowles

Cleveland, OH 1849-1871 and 1874-1879; New York, NY c. 1873
Was in the partnerships of Cowles & Albertson 1849-1854; R. Cowles & Co. 1857-1871; and Cowles & Ransom with George F. Ransom c. 1874-1875.  In Jan., 1879, Cowles disappeared, and it was thought he had committed suicide. He was found eleven months later living in a hospital in St. Clairsville, OH, suffering from total amnesia. After this he continued to work for other jewelers, first in Cleveland and later New York City, until shortly before his death in 1897.

W.I. Cowlishaw Co.

Boston, MA  1898-1954
Business founded by Walter I. Cowlishaw.  Best known for antique pewter reproductions.