Silversmiths Directory & Sterling Marks

Alphabetical by Name

Pachtmann to Paye

F.W. Pachtmann & Bro.

New York, NY 1861-1878
Frederick W. Packtmann and Herman F. Pachtmann.

Jonathan Packard

Springfield, MA 1811-1814; Albany, NY 1815-1816; and
Rochester, NY 1816-1854
Was in the partnerships of Huntington & Packard with Richard  Huntington 1811-1814; Packard & Brown c. 1815; and Packard & Scofield with Salmon Scofield 1818-1819.

Page Bros.

St. John, NB, Canada 1870-1876
Richard and William C. Page.

Palmer & Bachelders / Palmers & Bachelders /Palmer, Bachelders & Co. / Palmer, Bachelder & Co.

Boston, MA
These were a succession of partnerships as follows:
Palmer & Bachelders 1846-1854.
Palmers & Bachelders 1854-1864.
Palmer & Bachelders 1864-1867.
Palmer, Bachelders & Co. 1867-1874.
Palmer, Bachelder & Co. 1874-1889.

Palmer & Owen

Cincinnati, OH 1849-1859
Abraham Palmer & William Owen.

Palmer & Peckham

North Attleboro, MA  1894-1901
James R. Palmer and John H. Peckham.

Palmer & Ramsay

Raleigh, NC 1847-1855
John C. Palmer and Walter J. Ramsay.

Palmer & Smith

Cincinnati, OH 1844-1847
Abraham Palmer and Henry R. Smith.

Abraham Palmer (1811-1880)

Cincinnati, OH  1834-1859
Silversmith and watchmaker. In a number of partnerships:
Palmer & Hanks with G.L. Hanks 1839-1840.
Palmer & Smith with Henry R. Smith 1844-1846.
Palmer & Owen with William Owen 1849-1859.

John C. Palmer (b.c. 1800-1893)

Raleigh, Oxford, Haywood and Salisbury, NC  c. 1821-1889
In the partnership of Hampton & Palmer with James B. Hampton 1830-1832 in Salisbury and Palmer & Ramsay with Walter J. Ramsey 1847-1855.  Silversmith and jeweler, he also ran a daguerreotype gallery and was one of the first early photographers in North Carolina.

Samuel Pancoast

Philadelphia, PA 1785-1794

Pangborn & Brinsmaid

Burlington, VT 1833-1843
Amos Pangborn and James Edgar Brinsmaid.  Succeeded by
J.E. Brinsmaid & Bros.

Amos Pangborn

Burlington, VT 1823-1843
Was in the firm of Pangborn & Brinsmaid 1833-1843.

The Panis Gallery

Falmouth, MA 1932-2001
Founded by Stavre Gregor Panis and his wife Gladys H. Panis.  Makers of handwrought sterling Arts & Crafts small items and jewelry.  Gladys’s mark includes a “G” off to the side of the mark shown above.

David Parisen (Parisien)

New York, NY 1785-1817
Was a partner in the business of Otto Parisien & Son with his father Otto De Parisen 1785-1790.  Marks may have been used by both David and Philip Parisen.

Philip Parisen (Parisien)

New York, NY 1789-1795 and 1797-1822 and Charleston, SC 1795-1797
Was a partner in the business of Otto Parisien & Son with his
father Otto De Parisen 1789-1790.  Marks may have been used
by both David and Philip Parisen.

Otto Paul de Parisen (Parisien)

New York, NY  1763-1800
Was in the partnership of O.P. de Parisen & Son 1785-1790.

Park Sherman

Springfield, IL 1932-1960
Founded by Jacob Sherman as a torch and carbide miner’s lamp manufacturer.  Makers of smoking and desk accessories and a wide array of articles in a variety of metals, including sterling and gold. Acquired by Ketcham & McDougall in 1960, the company was moved to Murfreesboro, TN, and the name was changed to Park Industries.

Amos Parker (b.c. 1818)

Manchester, NH  1845-1854
Was in the partnerships of Hovey, Parker & Co. 1850-1852 and Dunlap & Parker with Thomas Dunlap 1852-1854.

Daniel Parker (1726-1785)

Boston, MA  c. 1748-1775

James Parker

San Diego, CA  c. 1945-1980s

Charles Parkman

Boston, MA  c. 1790-1821

Thomas Parkman

Boston, MA  c. 1793

Parks Bros. & Rogers

Providence, RI 1891-1930
Founded by George W. Parks, William C. Parks, and Everett I. Rogers. A jewelry manufacturer, best known for their cufflinks; also made small sterling novelty items.

G.W. Parks Company

Providence, RI  1909-1915
Successor to the Hayden Mfg. Co. Their maker’s mark for sterling items is an anchor. The anchor with the Hope Silver Co. marking as shown above is the trade name for their line of silverplate goods.

George D. Parks

Cincinnati, OH 1855-1866

Samuel Parmelee (Parmele)

Guilford, CT c. 1757-c. 1775
Reached the rank of captain while serving in the Revolutionary War.

Chester Parmenter

Rutland, VT 1871-1875
Was a partner in the firm of Bailey & Parmenter with Bradbury
Melon Bailey 1871-1875.

F.W. Parris Silver Co.

Boston, MA c. 1915-c. 1935

Parry & Musgrave

Philadelphia, PA 1792-1795
Rowland Perry and James Musgrave.

John J. Parry

Philadelphia, PA 1793-1835

Martin Parry

Kittery, ME c. 1775 and Portsmouth, NH 1780-1795

Rowland Parry

Philadelphia, PA c. 1792-1796
Was a partner in the firm of Parry & Musgrave 1792-1795.

Pat Jane

See York Silver Co.

Carmelo "Pat" Patania

Santa Fe, NM and Tucson, AZ 1927-1979
Trained by his brother Frank Patania, Sr., together the two opened the Thunderbird Shop.  Carmelo left to open the Kachina Shop in 1959 which he operated until his retirement in 1979.

Frank Patania, Sr. / Thunderbird Shop

Santa Fe, NM and Tucson, AZ 1927-1964
Highly acclaimed Italian born silversmith who, with his brother Carmelo Patania, opened the Thunderbird Shop in Santa Fe, NM in 1927.  The Tucson, AZ, store was added in 1937.  Well known for Native American style jewelry, Frank Patania also made boxes and small items along with some flatware.

Frank Patania, Jr.

Santa Fe, NM 1956-Present
Trained by Frank Patania, Sr., he went to work with him in the Thunderbird Shop and continued to operate the shop after his father’s death in 1964.  Opened the Frank Patania Store in Santa Fe, NM. Maker of a wide array of silver items, including jewelry, flatware, boxes, and ecclesiastic items.

Samuel Patania

Tucson, AZ 1979-Present
Grandson of Frank Patania, Sr., he renamed the Thunderbird Shop in 1996 to Patania’s Sterling Silver Originals.  Primarily makes jewelry.

Greg Pauline

Cedar Ridge, CA 1985-Present
Maker of western belt buckles and small items. Website

Philip Paval

Los Angeles, CA c. 1925-1971
Handwrought jewelry, holloware, and miscellaneous items done in the modernist style.

Alexander Paxton (1797-1874)

Pittsburgh, PA 1811; Steubenville, OH 1813; and
Wheeling, WV 1825-1874
Silversmith and clockmaker.

J.W. Paxton & Son

Danville, VA 1854-1865
John W. Paxton and his son Daniel James Paxton.

John W. Paxton (b. 1786)

Danville, VA 1814-1865
Was in the partnership of J.W. Paxton & Son with his son
Daniel J. Paxton 1854-1865. Upon John Paxton’s death in
1865, another son, William C. Paxton, joined the firm; the
name was changed at that time to J.W. Paxton & Sons and continued until 1886.

Paye & Baker Manufacturing Co.

Providence, RI 1901-1903 and North Attleboro, MA 1903-c. 1960
Charles Paye and Frank Baker. Successors to Simmons & Paye.
Makers of a small line of sterling flatware, holloware, novelty items and souvenir spoons.  Flatware production ceased c. 1920.
See flatware patterns.