Silversmiths Directory & Sterling Marks

Alphabetical by Name

Fitch to Foster

Fitch & Hobart

New Haven, CT 1811-1813
Alling Fitch and Joshua Hobart.

Dennis M. Fitch

Troy, NY 1835-1857 and New York, NY 1853-1890
Fitch was in numerous partnerships:
Dennis & Fitch with Stephen A. Dennis 1835-1839.
Fitch & Cusack in Troy 1853-1857.
Fitch & Moore in New York City with Henry J. Moore 1853-1855.
Peckham, Merrill & Co. 1856-1857.
Merrill, Fitch & Allin 1857-1859 and 1862-1874.
Peckham, Merrill, Fitch & Co. 1859-1862.
Fitch & Chatterton with George W. Chatterton 1874-1877.
D.M. Fitch & Co. 1878-1881.
D.M. Fitch & Son with Charles S. Fitch 1885-1887.

John Fitch (1743-1798)

Windsor, CT 1767-1768; Trenton, NJ 1770-1776; and
Philadelphia, PA 1791
Would later go on to become the inventor of the steamboat.

Morgan L. Fitch

Troy, NY 1840-1850

John Fite (1783-1818)

Baltimore, MD  1807-1818

Charles C. Flanders

Concord, NH  c. 1844

Fletcher & Bennett

Louisville, KY 1853-1870
A partnership between Henry Fletcher and Charles F. Bennett.
Henry Fletcher died in 1866, and Bennett continued using the firm name.

Fletcher & Bennett

Philadelphia, PA  1835-1837
Thomas Fletcher and his nephew Calvin W. Bennett.

Fletcher & Gardiner

Boston, MA 1808-1810 and Philadelphia, PA 1811-1827
Partnership of Thomas Charles Fletcher and Sidney Gardiner.

C. & G. Fletcher

Philadelphia, PA c. 1819-1824

Henry Fletcher

Lexington, KY 1818-1830 and Louisville, KY 1830-1866
In the firm of Fletcher & Reeves with Abner Reeves 1832-1843
then later Fletcher & Bennett with Charles F. Bennett 1854-1866.

Thomas Fletcher (1787-1866)

Boston, MA 1808-1811 and Philadelphia, PA 1811-1850
Was in the firms of Fletcher & Gardiner 1808-1827 and Fletcher & Bennett 1837-1839.

Joshua Flowers

Nashville, TN  c. 1840-1870
Silversmith and watchmaker.  Was in the partnerships of Calhoun & Flowers with William H. Calhoun 1840-1844 and Flowers & Ruggles with Josiah H. Ruggles 1866-1867.

Eugene B. Floyd (1840-1925)

Springfield, MA c. 1865; Burlington, VT 1865-1870; Atlanta, GA
1871-1873; and Providence, RI 1875-1889
Was in the partnership of E.B. Floyd & Co. with William Kirkham in 1865.

John Jacob Fogle (Fockel)

Milledgeville, GA 1831-1837 and Columbus, GA 1837-1841
Was in the partnership of Foster & Fogle c. 1835-1837 in Columbus, GA, as an absent partner.  After leaving the silversmith trade, Fogle went on to become a dentist.

Azro B. Folsom

Athol, MA c. 1860-1882
Silversmith and jeweler.

Abraham Gerriste Forbes

New York, NY 1790-1805

C. & I.W. Forbes

New York, NY 1808-1809
A partnership between Colin Van Gelder Forbes and John Wolfe Forbes.

Charles P. Forbes (1842-1924)

Greenfield, MA  c. 1865-1924
Was in the partnership of Forbes & Foster with Clarence F. Foster
c. 1865-1875. Silversmith and jeweler.

Colin Van Gelder Forbes (1776-1858)

New York, NY  1798-1847
Was in partnerships of C. & J.W. Forbes in 1819; Colin V.G. Forbes & Son with William Forbes 1826-1833; C.V.G. Forbes & Son 1826-1838. Both father and son may have used the same mark.

Garret Forbes

New York, NY 1805-1815

John Wolfe Forbes

New York, NY 1802-1831
Silversmith and jeweler. Was in the partnership of C. & I.W. Forbes with Colin V.G. Forbes in 1808-1809.

Leonard Forbes / L. Forbes & Co.

St. Louis, MO 1840-1872
Went by L. Forbes & Co. c. 1857-1872.

William Forbes

New York, NY 1826-1863
Was in the partnership of Colin V.G. Forbes & Son with his father Colin Van Gelder Forbes 1826-1838.

William Garret Forbes

New York, NY 1773-1809

Rufus O. Forbush

Worcester, MA c. 1850-1860
Was in the partnership of Forbush & Maynard with Clarendon Maynard in 1850.

Jabez W. Force

New York, NY 1819-c. 1841
Was in the partnership of Wood & Force 1838-1841.

Ford & Tupper

New York, NY 1867-1874
Patrick Ford and Jonas Tupper. Successors to Ford, Tupper & Behan.  Silversmiths and retailers.

James M. Ford (d. 1891)

Boston, MA  1836-1891

Merrit Fordham

New York, NY c. 1826-1833
In the partnership of Fordham & Forbes c.1826-1828.

Forest Craft Guild

Grand Rapids, MI 1905-c. 1918
Founded by Forest Emerson Mann. Produced a wide variety of goods during the Arts & Crafts era in a variety of metals.

Orlando C. Forsyth

Brooklyn, NY c. 1835-1856

Laurence Foss

Worked for Georg Jensen in the late 1940s through mid-1950s. Modernist studio jeweler.

Foster & Bailey

Providence, RI  1877-1898
Successor to White, Foster & Co. and a precursor to the Theodore W. Foster & Bro. Co. who continued to use the F&B flag mark for a while. Makers of sterling novelties and vanity items.

Foster & Purple

Columbus, GA 1844-1845
Partnership of William Foster and Samuel B. Purple.  Silversmiths and jewelers.

Foster & Richards

New York, NY 1815
John Foster and Thomas Richards.

Elliot K. Foster

Indianapolis, IN  1830-c. 1840
Silversmith, clockmaker, and jeweler.  Involved in the partnerships of D.A. Webb & Co. with Daniel A. Webb 1833-1835 and later Foster & Talbott with Washington H. Talbott c. 1838-1840.

George B. Foster (1810-1881)

Salem, MA 1831-1839 and Boston, MA 1839-1859

Henry C. Foster (1830-1891)

Worcester, MA c. 1859-1862 and Boston, MA c. 1863 and 1886-1890

John Foster (1797-1858)

Winchester, VA 1816-1823 and 1826-1831; Harrisonburg, VA 1823; Woodstock, VA 1825-1826; Martinsburg, VA (now WV), 1831-1835; Williamsport, MD 1836-c. 1840; Clearspring, MD 1842; and Hancock, MD 1850-1858
Was in the partnership of Phillips & Foster with William Phillips

John Foster

New York, NY  1809-1818
Was a partner in the firm of Foster & Richards with Thomas Richards in 1815.

Joseph Foster (1760-1839)

Boston, MA  c. 1785-1839

N. & T. Foster

Newburyport, MA 1823-1887
A partnership between Nathaniel Foster and Thomas Foster.

Theodore W. Foster & Bros. Co.

Providence, RI 1898-1951
Successors to Foster & Bailey.  Makers of gold, sterling, and silverplate novelties and jewelry.

Thomas Foster (1799-1887)

Newburyport, MA  1823-1860
In the partnership of N. & T. Foster 1823-1860.