Silversmiths Directory & Sterling Marks

Alphabetical by Name

Naco to Nye


See Napier Co.

William Nagel (1835-d.c. 1890)

Paducah, KY  1865-c. 1890
Watchmaker and jeweler.  Nagel’s business continued after 1890 under his name, but operated by his son Frederick W. Nagel and Harry L. Meyer, until 1903 when they formed Nagel & Meyer.

Napier Co.

Meriden, CT 1920-1999
Successor to E.A. Bliss, Inc. and Napier-Bliss.  In the 1980s Napier was sold to Victoria & Co., a giant in the jewelry business, who closed down Napier in 1999.  Makers of sterling and silverplate novelties and jewelry.

National Silver Co.

New York, NY 1904-1970s
Founded by Samuel E. Bernstein.  Acquired Cheltenam & Co. Ltd.
in the 1940s, F.B. Rogers in 1955, and the Ontario Mfg. Co. in 1956.
Makers of sterling and silverplated flatware and holloware.
See flatware patterns.

Daniel Neall

Milford, DE 1809-1811; Bensalem, PA 1812-1824; and
Philadelphia, PA 1824-1831

William Needels (Needles)

Easton, MD 1798-1818
In the partnership of Bowdle & Needles with James Bowdle 1798-1807.

Paul Negrin (b. 1798)

Charlottesville, VA 1820-1823; Nashville, TN 1823-1846; and Huntsville, AL c. 1828

John Nelson (1735-1789)

Portsmouth, NH 1755-1772; Lee, NH 1773-1774; Barnstead, NH
c. 1776; and Gilmanton, NH 1779-1789

John Nelson

Portsmouth, NH c. 1787-1818

Mark Nelson

Portsmouth, NH 1753-1785

R. & J. Nelson

Dunkirk, NY 1850-1858 and Davenport, IA (branch) 1856-1858.

Nevius Company

New York, NY 1897-c1907
Makers of sterling novelties and jewelry and sterling antique reproduction holloware.

Edwin Comfort Newbury

Brooklyn, CT 1828-c. 1860

Newburyport Silver Co.

Keene, NH  1905-1914
Makers of sterling and silverplate flatware, holloware, and souvenir spoons.
See flatware patterns.

New England Sterling, Inc.

Attleboro, MA  c. 1970-2000

Newman’s Silver Shop

Reno, NV c. 1844-1875
Western silversmiths.

Newport Sterling

A trade name of the Gorham Corporation.

Niagara Silver Co.

Niagara Falls, NY 1893-c. 1930
Formed as a branch of the Carter-Crume Co.  Niagara acquired the flatware department of the Pairpoint Mfg. Co. in 1900.  Acquired by Wm. A. Rogers, Ltd. around 1904 which in turn was acquired by Oneida in 1929.

Nichols & Salisbury

Charleston, SC  1842-1846

David B. Nichols (b. 1791) / D.B. Nichols & Co.

Savannah, GA 1815-1839 and 1843-1855
Formed the partnership of D.B. Nichols & Co. with John P. Smith in 1820.  Smith died two months later, but Nichols continued to use the D.B. Nichols & Co. name through to 1830. Nichols sold his business in 1839 and moved north, returning to Savannah in 1843 to resume his  business.

Hiram M. Nichols (1821-1805)

Concord, NH c. 1840-1850 and Lyndon, VT 1850-1880

Humphrey Nichols (1816-1858)

Unity, NH 1837-1838; Concord, NH 1839-1840;
Enfield, NH 1845-1849; and San Francisco, CA 1850-1852

Robyn Nichols

Kansas City, MO  1975-Present
Maker of handwrought sterling flatware, holloware and jewelry.

William Stoddard Nichols (1785-1871)

Newport, RI  1808-1871

John Nicklas

Baltimore, MD 1853-1905

James Ninde

Baltimore, MD  c. 1799-1858
Silversmith and watchmaker.

Beverly Noel (b. 1799)

Frankfort, KY 1822-1835 and Louisville, KY c. 1838

Theodore Noel

Frankfort, KY c. 1830 and/or Memphis, TN 1849-1878
Several references cite a Theodore Noel working in Frankfort, KY, around 1830 and a Theodore Noel working in Memphis, TN,
1849-1860.  These references state this may or may not be the same person.

Norbert Mfg. Co.

New York, NY c. 1950

Nehemiah Norcross

Boston, MA 1796-1800

William Burnham North / W.B. North & Co.

New Britain, CT c. 1820-1838 and
New York, NY 1820-1826 (concurrent)
Went by W.B. North & Co. 1822-1826.  Was in the partnership of
North & Churchill with William A. Churchill 1831-1838.

David Northee (Northey)

Salem, MA c. 1730-1778

Abijah Northey

Salem, MA c. 1770-c. 1798

Northwestern Silver Ware Manufacturing Co.

Chicago, IL c. 1865-1871

Norton & Freeman

East Hartford, CT c. 1820-1830

Norton & Seymour / Norton, Seymour & Co.

Syracuse, NY
The partnership of Norton & Seymour consisted of Benjamin R. Norton and Joseph Seymour and operated 1849-1854.  David Hotchkiss was added as a partner, changing the name to Norton, Seymour & Co. 1854-1857.

B.R. Norton & Co.

Syracuse, NY  1844-1849
Benjamin R. Norton and ?

Benjamin R. Norton

Palmyra, NY c. 1841-1842 and Syracuse, NY c. 1844-1859
Norton was a partner in a number of businesses:
Hotchkiss & Norton with David Hotchkiss 1841-1842.
Norton & Seymour with Joseph Seymour 1849-1854.
Norton, Seymour & Co. with Joseph Seymour and David Hotchkiss 1854-1857.
B.R. Norton & Co. 1844-1849.

J.H. Norton

Hartford, CT c. 1820-1830

William Nost Co.

New York, NY c. 1912-1920s
Founded by William Nost. Makers of sterling holloware.

Falick Novick

Chicago, IL 1909-1957
Maker of handwrought Arts & Crafts copper and silver bowls and some flatware.

Nowlan & Young

Petersburg, VA 1853-1854
Thomas Nowland and James Thomas Young.  Jewelers and silversmiths.

Thomas Nowlan

Petersburg, VA 1848-1862 and Richmond, VA 1865-1897
Was in the partnerships of Nowlan & Berry 1853-1854; Nowlan &
Young with James T. Young 1853-1854, and Nowlan & Co.
1866-1897 (Nowlan & Co. continued in business until 1926).

Martin Noxon

Edenton, NC 1800-1814

John Noyes

Boston, MA 1695-1715

Morillo Noyes

Burlington, VT 1844-1878
Was in the partnership os Vilas & Noyes with William R. Vilas 1844-1848 and then M. Noyes & Co. with Horation and Julius M. Noyes 1848-1855.

Nussbaum & Hunold

Providence, RI  1903-1920
Founded by Benjamin Nussbaum, Joseph Nussbaum, and Walter Hunold.  Manufacturers of sterling novelties and jewelry.

Frederick Nusz

Frederick, MD 1818-1842

Enoch Hoyt Nutter (1801-1880)

Dover, NH  1826-1876
Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker.  Was in the partnership of E.H. Nutter & Co. with Oliver H. Tibbetts 1846-c. 1850.

Stuart Nye Silver Shop

Asheville, NC  1933-Present
Founded by Stuart Nye. Ralph and Annie Morris joined the business in 1947, and Nye retired in 1948.  Currently owned by Ralph D. Morris, Jr.