Silversmiths Directory & Sterling Marks

Alphabetical by Name

Hequembourg to Hoffman

Charles Hequembourg, Jr. (b. 1788 d. 1875)

New Haven, CT 1809-1821; Albany, NY 1822-1826; New York, NY
1827-1830; Paterson, NJ 1830-1835; Buffalo, NY 1835-1842; and
St. Louis, MO 1845-1851

Herbst & Wassall

Newark, NJ  1903-c. 1951
Makers of sterling and gold novelties and jewelry.

F.A. Hermann Co.

Melrose Highlands, MA 1908-1977

John A. Hersey

Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada 1823-1830

Joel F. Hewes

Titusville, PA 1907-1950
Maker of handwrought sterling holloware in the Arts & Crafts style. The business went to Jonathan L. Locke upon Hewes’ retirement in 1950.

A. Hews, Jr. & Co.

Boston, MA 1847-1853
Abraham Hews, Jr. and Augustus H. Hews.

Abraham Hews, Jr.

Boston, MA 1822-1868
In partnership with Augustus H. Hewes of A. Hews Jr. & Co.
1847-1853.

Heydorn & Imlay

Hartford, CT  1808-1811
Christian Heydorn and Richard Imlay.

William Brestede Heyer

New York, NY 1807-1822 and 1826-1828
In the partnership of Heyer & Gale with Jesse Gale 1807-1808.  Upon Heyer’s death in 1828, his widow took over the business, continuing it to 1835.

Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.

Chicago, IL 1882-1962
William Hibbard, Franklin Spencer and Adolphus C. Bartlett.
Successor to Hibbard, Spencer & Co.  A huge hardware
manufacturing company, they produced silverplated flatware and holloware and a small amount of sterling wares c. 1884 to about 1930. The OVB trademark stands for “Our Very Best.”

Higbie & Crosby

New York, NY  1825-1829
Aaron H. Higbie and Ransom Crosby.

Hildeburn & Bros.

Philadelphia, PA 1849-1852
Succeeded by Hildeburn & Bro. 1852-1871.

Hildeburn & Watson

Philadelphia, PA 1830-1833
Silversmiths & jewelers.  A partnership between Samuel Hildeburn and James Watson.

Samuel Hildeburn

Philadelphia, PA 1810-1849
In the partnership of Hildeburn & Watson 1829-1833.

Hill & Ross

Zanesville, OH c. 1833-1837
Charles Hill and Alexander C. Ross.

H.M. Hill & Co.

Lynn, MA  1889-1897
Herbert M. Hill and C. Walter Royce.  The firm had an office in Boston.  Manufacturing silversmiths and jewelers.

Alvin M. Hill

New Orleans, LA 1870-1909
Gold pen manufacturer and jeweler; also made sterling souvenir spoons.

Arundel Hill

Harrisburg, PA 1809-1815; Steubenville, OH 1815-1818 & 1829-1848;
and Pittsburgh, PA c. 1818-1829
Silversmith and clockmaker.

Charles Hill

Canadaigua, NY c. 1815-1817

Charles F. Hill

Owego, NY 1852-c. 1880
Silversmith and silver manufacturer.

Edward H. Hill

Cincinnati, OH 1839-1873

Joseph Hill

Portsmouth, NH 1821-1857

William F. Hill

Boston, MA c. 1810 and New York, NY 1811-1820

Benjamin Hiller

Boston, MA 1708-1745

William Hilliard

Fayetteville, NC 1801-1810 and Jonesboro, NC 1814

Adolphe Himmel

New Orleans, LA 1852-1877
A partner in the silverplating business of Küchler & Himmel
1852-1853. Operated the A. Himmel Silverware Manufactory 1869-1877.

D.B. Hinman & Co.

Philadelphia, PA 1833-1836 and 1839-1859
Daniel B. Hinman.

Freeman Hinckley

Barnstable, MA  1777-1808

Hingeco Vanities

Providence, RI c. 1936-Early 1950s
Makers of compacts, vanity items, and jewelry.

Hinsdale & Atkin

Newark, NJ 1835-1837
Horace Seymour Hinsdale and John H. Atkin.

William M. Hinton

Shelbyville, KY 1847-1854 and Paris, KY 1854-1908
Was in the partnership of Clark & Hinton 1854-1857.

Hipp & Coburn Co.

Chicago, IL  1919-1952

Hirsch & Oppenheimer

Chicago, IL 1897-1928
Primarily a jewelry manufacturer, also made sterling souvenir spoons. Succeeded by the H. Oppenheimer Co. in 1928.

M. Fred Hirsch Co.

Jersey City, NJ c. 1920-1945
Makers of sterling holloware. Succeeded by Fisher Silversmiths.

Elisha F. Hirst

Loudoun Co., VA c. 1847-1855 and Richmond, IN 1855-1906

Eliakim Hitchcock

Cheshire, CT c. 1757-1774 and 1788 and New Haven, CT 1776-1787

Hoard & Avery

Chicago, IL 1856-1858
Samuel L. Hoard and Claude Avery.

S. Hoard & Co.

Chicago, IL 1852-1855
Succeeded by Hoard & Avery.

Nathan Hobbs

Boston, MA 1816-1865

Samuel F. Hobbs

Lawrence, MA c. 1854-1856 and Selma, AL 1859-1863 and
1865-1883
Silversmith and jeweler.  Succeeded by his brother, Edward H. Hobbs.

George Hocknell

Rochester, NY 1833-c. 1840 and Seneca Falls, NY c. 1840-1869
Was in the partnership of Steele & Hocknell with James P. Steele 1834-1835.

Hodgson, Kennard & Co.

Magnolia, MA 1906-1943
Edgar W. Hodson and Arthur Wood Kennard. Advertised in the 1920s as jewelers and silversmiths; they retailed many silver items made by others.

Edward Hoell

Washington, NC 1819-1830 and Greenville, NC 1830-1847
Traveling silversmith working in various towns around Greenville.

James H. Hoes

Milwaukee, WI 1856-1859, 1868-1880 and Chicago, IL 1859-1867
Was in numerous partnerships:
Loomis & Hoes with Lucius L. Loomis 1855-1857.
Matson, Loomis & Hoes 1857-1859.
Hoard & Hoes with Samuel H. Hoard 1859-1862.
James H. Hoes & Co. 1862-1863 and again c. 1872.
Matson & Hoes with Newell Matson 1864-1867.

Frederick Hoffman (Hoffmann)

Philadelphia, PA  1816-1861
Was a partner in the firm of Bard & Hoffman 1837-1838.