Silversmiths Directory & Sterling Marks

Alphabetical by Name

Gorney to Gyllenberg

Hattie Gorney (1890-1976)

Boston, MA 1910s-1920s
Silversmith and jeweler.  Gorney would go on to found a large chain of beauty parlors.

Francis Gottier (d. 1784)

Charleston, SC  1741-1784

Gould & Lewis Co.

Brooklyn, NY 1940s
Dudley M. Gould and Alexander E. Lewis.

Gould, Stowell & Ward

Baltimore, MD 1853-1857
James Gould, A. Stowell, and William H. Ward.

Gould & Ward

Baltimore, MD 1857-1860
James Gould and William H. Ward.

James Gould

Baltimore, MD 1816-1867
In the partnerships of Gelston & Gould with Hugh Gelston 1816-1821; Gould, Stowell & Ward with A. Stowell and William H. Ward 1853-1857; and Gould & Ward with William H. Ward 1857-1860.

Richard Gove (b. 1815 d. 1883)

Laconia, NH 1833-1883
Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker.

Gowdey & Peabody

Nashville, TN 1843-1847
A partnership between Thomas Gowdey and John Peabody; Peabody was the silversmith.

Graff, Washbourne & Dunn

New York, NY 1899-1961
Founded by Charles Graff, William Washbourne, and Clarence Dunn. They acquired Wood & Hughes in 1899.  Graff, Washbourne & Dunn was acquired by Gorham in 1961.  Makers of sterling flatware, holloware, and novelties.
See flatware patterns.

Thomas Grant (1729-1804)

Marblehead, MA 1752-1790

William Grant

Boston, MA 1821-1835 and Dedham, MA 1835-1836
Was in the partnership of William Grant & Co. with Nathaniel Kimball 1834-1835.

Rene L. Gravelle

Philadelphia, PA 1810-1831

Samuel Graves

Auburn, NY 1816-1823 and Batavia, NY 1824-1826
Was a partner in the firm of Graves & Fitch with James Fitch
1816-1821.

Gra-Wun Studio

Scottsdale, AZ 1959-2001
Founded by Ray Graves.  Maker of sterling handwrought jewelry and small items, much of it in the modernist style.

Gray & Libby

Boston, MA  1848-1881
Founded by William H. Gray and Edward W. Libby.

George Gray (1800-1875)

Dover, NH  1826-1865

Henry A. Gray (1810-1877)

Edgefield, SC  c. 1831-1877
Silversmith and jeweler.

Robert Gray (1792-1860)

Portsmouth, NH  1813-1860

Thomas Gray

Lexington, KY 1818-1823

Green Duck Co.

Chicago, IL c. 1933-1934
Made sterling and silverplated souvenir spoons for the
Century of Progress World’s Fair.

Greene & Pierce

Clinton, MA 1860-1861
Gilbert Greene and Walter W. Pierce.

Benjamin Greene (1713-1776)

Boston, MA  1740-1760

Gilbert Greene (1814-1875)

Lancaster, MA 1839; Manchester, NH c. 1845; and
Clinton, MA 1845-1875
Was in the partnership of Greene & Pierce with Walter W. Pierce 1860-1861.

Horatio N. Greene (1829-1912)

Owego, NY 1852-1854 and Mansfield, OH c. 1855-1870

Josiah B. Greene (Green)

Leesburg, VA 1847-1850 Silversmith and watchmaker, Greene
sold his business in 1850 and moved to California.

Rufus Greene

Boston, MA 1728-1760

Greenleaf & Crosby

Jacksonville, FL 1888-c. 2005
Originally founded as Greenleaf & Co. in 1880 by Damon Greenleaf and John W. Pomeroy and succeeded by Greenleaf & Crosby in 1888.  Primarily a jeweler, made souvenir spoons in the 1890s to 1920s.

David Greenleaf, Jr. (b. 1765 d. 1835)

Hartford, CT 1788-1811
In the partnership of Greenleaf & Oakes with Frederick Oakes 1804-1807.

C.F. Greenwood & Bro.

Norfolk, VA
Two different businesses operated as C.F. Greenwood & Bro.,
first with Charles F. Greenwood and his brother Martin Greenwood, Jr. 1851-1853 and later Charles F. Greenwood with his brother Frederick Greenwood 1866-1904.

Charles F. Greenwood

Norfolk, VA 1847-1904
Was in the firm of C.F. Greenwood & Bro 1851-1853 and again
1866-1904.

Gregg & Hayden

(See Hayden, Gregg & Co.)

William Gregg (1800-1867)

Petersburg, VA (now WV) 1821-1823; Vincennes, IN 1823;
Columbia, SC 1824-c. 1838; and Charleston, SC 1838-1852
Was in the partnership of Gregg & Veal with John Veal, Sr. c. 1835-1837. Gregg retired in 1831 due to poor health but resumed the silversmithing trade upon his move to Charleston, SC, in 1838.  He joined up with brothers Nathaniel and H. Sidney Hayden to form the firm of Hayden, Gregg & Co. (also going by the shortened name Hayden & Gregg) 1838-1842.  Nathaniel left in 1842 and the firm name became Gregg & Hayden 1843-1845.  Another brother, Augustus H. Hayden, was added to the partnership in 1846 and the name then became Gregg, Hayden & Co. 1846-1852.  Gregg left the business in 1852 and it was continued as Hayden, Bros. & Co. until 1855.

Francis A. Greshoff (b.c. 1821-1885)

Baltimore, MD 1858-1885

Michael Gretter

Richmond, VA 1809-1818

Griffen & Hoyt

Albany, NY 1819-1832
A partnership between Peter Griffen , Walter B. Hoyt, and
Seymour Hoyt.

George M. Griffen

Troy, NY c. 1827-1829; Athens, GA c. 1839-1841; and
Savannah, GA c. 1852-1857
In partnership with C.B. Griffen as G.M. & C.B. Griffen c. 1827-1829.

Peter Griffen

Albany and New York, NY 1809-1845
In the partnership of Griffen & Hoyt with Walter B. Hoyt
c. 1819-1832 then in the partnership of Griffen & Son 1832-1835.

George Griffin

Louisville, KY 1841-1858

David Griffith (Griffeth)

Portsmouth and Exeter, NH 1757-1774

William Grigg

Grigg did quite a bit of moving around: New York, NY 1765-1769;
Albany, NY 1770-1778; New York again c. 1779; Halifax, Nova Scotia
1782-1789; and back to New York 1789-1796.

William Griswold

Middletown, CT and Portland, CT c. 1820-1830

Grogan Co.

Pittsburgh, PA 1906-1960s
Business founded by James C. Grogan when J.C. Grogan & Co. was incorporated in 1906.  Jewelers and silversmiths.

Edward Groneberg

Baltimore, MD 1850-1870
Primarily a jeweler, listed in 1855-1856 as a manufacturer and dealer in jewelry and silverware.

Grosjean & Woodward

New York, NY 1852-1862
Charles Grosjean and John H. Woodward. An early supplier to Tiffany & Co.

Gruen Watch Co.

Cincinnati, OH
A well known watchmaking company with roots back to 1876.  They made sterling holloware in the 1940s and 1950s. Went out of business in 1958.

Auguste Guelberth

St. Louis, MO 1831-1848
Headed up the partnership of A. Guelberth & Co. 1836-1848.

Peter Guille Ltd.

New York, NY 1940s
New York branch of the London firm, in business in the U.K. 1936-1951.  Sellers of antique sterling silver and makers of antique reproduction sterling items.

Calvin Guiteau

Whitesboro, NY 1825-1828; Watertown, NY 1828-1836; and
Nashville, TN 1836-1846
Was in the partnership of Peabody & Guiteau with John Peabody 1839-1843.

A.T. Gunner Mfg. Co

Attleboro, MA 1920-1970s
Founded by Albert T. Gunner.  Makers of sterling holloware.

Gustafson Craft

Chicago, IL 1945-1964
Founded by Knut L. Gustafson.
See flatware patterns.

Gusterman’s Silversmiths

Denver, CO 1950-Present
A branch location was in Georgetown, CO, 1950-1964.
Founded by Astrid and Stig Gusterman, owned by Mary Eckels since 1978.  Makers of handwrought jewelry and small sterling items.  Website.

Guthre & Jefferis

Wilmington, DE c. 1840
James Guthre and Emmor Jefferis.

James Guthre

Wilmington, DE 1822-1840
In the partnership of Guthre & Jefferis with Emmor Jefferis c. 1840.

William Brown Guthrie

Mercersburg, PA c. 1799-1816

Gyllenberg & Swanson

Boston, MA 1926-c. 1932
Founded by Frederick J.R. Gyllenberg and Alfred H. Swanson.  Makers of handwrought sterling and copper holloware in the Arts & Crafts style.

Frederick J.R. Gyllenberg

Boston, MA c. 1900-c. 1932
Maker of handwrought Arts & Crafts sterling holloware.  Was in the partnership of Gyllenberg & Swanson 1926-c. 1932.