Silversmiths Directory & Sterling Marks

Alphabetical by Name

Draper to Dyer

Joseph Draper

Wilmington, DE 1826-1832 and Cincinnati, OH 1832-1856

Alonzo M. Driscoll

Worcester, MA c. 1850-1854

Benjamin Drowne (Drown)

Portsmouth, NH 1775-1793

Samuel Drowne II (b. 1749 d. 1815)

Portsmouth, NH c. 1770-1804

Thomas Pickering Drowne (Drown)

Portsmouth, NH c. 1804-1819

Don Drumm

Akron, OH 1960-Present
Artist and sculptor, best known for working in aluminum.

Levin J. Drummond (1819-1866)

Baltimore, MD  1842-1866
Drummond was succeeded upon his death by his widow, Joanna E. Drummond, who may have also used this mark.  She continued the business until 1868.

William Drysdale

Philadelphia, PA 1816-1856

Abraham DuBois (b. 1751 d. 1807)

Philadelphia, PA 1777-1807
His son Abraham Dubois joined him in his business in 1805.
Upon the senior Dubois’ death in 1807, the business was
continued by his widow until 1813.

Benjamin Franklin Du Bois

Chester, PA c. 1857-1860 and Philadelphia, PA 1866-1896

Frederick N. Dubois

Chicago, IL c. 1854-1862

J. & T. Dubois

New York, NY  1795-1797
Brothers Joseph Dubois and Teunis Dubois.

Joseph Dubois

New York, NY 1789-1797
In the firm of J. & T. Dubois 1795-1797.

Philo Dubois

Buffalo, NY 1841-1884

Teunis Denyse Dubois

New York, NY 1795-1799 and Freehold, NJ c. 1800-1810
In the firm of J. & T. Dubois 1795-1797.

Theodore Dubosq

Philadelphia, PA 1829-1850 and 1851-1871 and
San Francisco, CA 1850

William A. Dubosq

Philadelphia, PA 1839-1860

René Roche Duché

New York, NY 1795-1808 and Philadelphia, PA 1820-1825

Duchin Creations

New York, NY 1940s
Makers of a large line of sterling holloware.

James Duffel

Philadelphia, PA c. 1782-1788; Georgetown, SC 1790 and 1798-1801;
New York, NY 1794-1798 and 1801-1802; Fredericksburg, VA
1802-1810; and Lynchburg, VA 1810-1835

Duhme & Co.

Cincinnati, OH 1844-1897
Founded by brothers Herman Duhme and John H. Duhme.  Makers of sterling flatware, holloware and jewelry.
See flatware patterns.

Antoine Dumesnil

Boston, MA c. 1796-1809 and Lexington, KY 1812-1833

Jeremiah Dummer

Boston, MA 1667-c. 1711

John Baptiste Dumoutet 2nd (1761-1813)

Philadelphia, PA 1792-1813; Trenton, NJ 1797-1799; and
Charleston, SC 1802-1813
Silversmith and jeweler.  Businesses were operated simultaneously in Philadelphia and Charleston from 1802 to 1813.  Dumoutet died in 1813, and the businesses were continued by his widow, Elizabeth Dumoutet, until 1823.

Dunbar & Story

Worcester, MA 1838-1844
Rufus Davenport Dunbar and Simeon N. Story.

Rufus Davenport Dunbar

Worcester, MA 1825-1850 and Columbus, OH 1852-1868
Was in the partnerships of Dunbar & Story with Simeon N. Story 1838-1844 and Dunbar & Bangs c. 1848.

Mary Dunhill

This was a  fragrance company founded in the U.K. by Mary Dunhill in 1926.  Sterling perfume bottles, funnels, compacts, and other small items can be found bearing the company name.

Dunkirk Silversmiths

Meriden, CT c. 1945-1950
Were the successors to the Gold Recovery & Refining Corp. Makers of sterling and silverplated holloware and novelties.

Dunlap & Baker

Manchester, NH 1870-1883
Thomas Dunlap and John N. Baker.

Dunlap & Parker

Manchester, NH 1852-1866
Thomas Dunlap and Amos Parker.

Thomas Dunlap

Manchester, NH 1850-1888
In the partnerships of Dunlap & Parker 1852-1866; Dunlap & Lovejoy with James C. Lovejoy in 1864; and Dunlap & Baker with John N. Baker 1870-1883.

Cary Dunn (b. 1732)

Underhill, VT c. 1765; New York, NY c. 1765-1776 and 1784-1796;
Morristown, NJ 1776-1782; and Newark, NJ 1782-1783
In the firm of Cary Dunn & Son c. 1786-1791.

Bernard Dupuy

Raleigh, NC 1827-1843

Daniel Dupuy (1719-1807)

Philadelphia, PA 1745-1807
Was in the firm of Dupuy & Sons 1772-1773.

Daniel Dupuy, Jr. (1753-1826)

Philadelphia, PA 1772-1777 and c. 1780-1808 and
Reading, PA c. 1777
Was in the firm of Dupuy & Sons c. 1772-1773 and David & Dupuy
with John David, Jr. c. 1798-1808.

Cyrus Durand

Newark, NJ 1814-1815
Shortly after 1815, Durand invented a number of machines for the mechanical drawing of intricate lines which transformed the banknote engraving industry; he spent the remainder of his life devoted to this industry.

Durgin & Burtt

St. Louis, MO 1859-1860
Freeman A. Durgin and Thomas F. Burtt.

Freeman A. Durgin

St. Louis, MO 1858-1911
Was in the partnership of Durgin & Burtt 1859-1860.

William Butler Durgin

Concord, NH  1850-1905
Formed the William B. Durgin Co. in 1853 which would evolve into a major silver manufacturer (see below).

William B. Durgin Co.

Concord, NH  1853-1931
Founded by William B. Durgin; his son George joined the business in 1880.  In 1905, both Durgin and his son died.  The company was sold to Gorham in 1905.  The manufacturing operations were moved to Providence, RI, and merged with Gorham’s in 1931.  Gorham continued to produce under the Durgin name through c. 1940.  Major manufacturer of sterling and silverplated flatware and holloware.
See flatware patterns.

Durham Silver Co.

New York, NY c. 1950s-1960s

William C. Dusenberry

New York, NY 1819-1835

B.F. Duvall

Woodford County, KY c. 1860-1870

Joseph Dyar (Dyer) (1795-1850)

Concord, MA 1820-1821 and Middlebury, VT 1822-1850

Dyer & Eddy

Boston, MA c. 1805