Silversmiths Directory & Sterling Marks

Alphabetical by Name

Sheffield to Simpson

Sheffield Silver Co.

Brooklyn, NY 1908-c. 2000
Primarily silverplated wares, some sterling.  Acquired by Farber Bros. in 1935 then by Reed & Barton in 1974.

Lucien C. Shellabarger (1868-1943)

Decatur, IL 1920s-1940s
Shellabarger was a miller by trade; he did metalworking as a hobby.

Shepard Manufacturing Co.

Melrose Highlands, MA 1893-1923
Founded by Chester Shepard and his son Chester Burdelle Shepard.  Makers of sterling flatware, souvenir spoons, and novelties.

Alpheus Xavier Francis Shepard

Georgetown, KY 1813-1831

Thomas Jefferson Shepard, Sr. (b. 1801 d. 1875)

Georgetown, KY 1822-1827 and 1831-1875 and
Louisville, KY 1828-1831

Shepherd & Boyd

Albany, NY 1806-1830
A partnership between Robert Shepherd and William Boyd.

Sherwood & Whatley

Chicago, IL 1849-1854
Smith Jones Sherwood and Eli Whatley.

George W. Shiebler & Co.

New York, NY 1876-1907
Acquired the flatware dies of Albert Coles, Henry Hebbard, John Polhamus and others in addition to making their own patterns.  Makers of quality sterling flatware, holloware, novelties, and souvenir spoons.
See flatware patterns.

Thomas Shields

Philadelphia, PA 1765-1794

Nathaniel Shipman

Preston, CT and Norwich, CT 1785-c. 1800
Silversmith, jeweler, clock and watchmaker.

Shipp & Collins

Cincinnati, OH  1828-1834
Samuel A.M. Shipp and Peleg Collins.

Abraham Shire

Cincinnati, OH 1858-1862 and Paris, KY 1865-1906
Succeeded by Shire & Fithian.

Shoemaker, Pickering & Co.

Newark, NJ 1888-1915
Mark identical to that of Frank Kursh & Son Co.

Joseph Shoemaker

Philadelphia, PA 1793-1829

Shreve, Brown & Co.

Boston, MA 1858-1862
Successor to Jones, Shreve, Brown & Co.

Shreve, Crump & Low Co.

Boston, MA  1869-Present
Jewelry and silver retailer with roots back to 1796 with silversmith John McFarlane.
Website.

Shreve, Stanwood & Co.

Boston, MA 1862-1869
Benjamin Shreve and Henry B. Stanwood. Successor to Shreve, Brown & Co. Became Shreve, Crump & Low Co. in 1869.

Shreve, Treat & Eacret

San Francisco, CA 1912-1941
George R. Shreve, Walter Treat, and Godfrey Eacret.  Silversmiths and jewelers.  Bought by Granat Bros.

George C. Shreve & Co. / Shreve & Co.

San Francisco, CA 1852-Present
Founded by brothers George Choate Shreve as a jewelry business.  No silver work was done until about 1882 when they began producing sterling holloware; flatware production began in 1904.  Acquired W.K. Vanderslice & Co. in 1908.  Makers and retailers of quality sterling flatware, holloware, and jewelry.  Some flatware patterns have been made for Shreve by Old Newbury Crafters.  The bee mark to the left was used from 1883 to 1909, and the bell mark was used from 1909 to about 1922.
Website.
See flatware patterns.

Thomas H. Shriver

Philadelphia, PA 1837-1843
In the partnership of Baker & Shriver 1838-1842.

Sibley & Marble

New Haven, CT 1801-1806
Clark Sibley and Simeon Marble.

Asa Sibley

Woodstock, VT c. 1787; Walpole, NH c. 1799-1820; and
Rochester, NY c. 1820-1827

Clark Sibley

New Haven, CT c. 1800-1807
Was in the partnership of Sibley & Marble with Simeon Marble 1801-1806.

Oscar Easterly Sibley (1805-1876)

Canandaigua, NY 1829-1846 and Buffalo, NY 1846-1876
Was in the partnership of Sibley & Adams with Nathaniel W. Adams 1846-1848.

Victor Siedman Mfg. Co.

Brooklyn, NY c. 1920-1934
Makers of sterling holloware, especially candlesticks.

Sigourney & Hitchcock

Watertown, NY 1850
William H. Sigourney and ? Hitchcock.

William H. Sigourney

Watertown, NY 1838-c. 1865
In the partnerships of Sigourney & Turner with Alonzo B. Turner 1838-1839 and again 1841-1842; W.H. & A.P. Sigourney with Alanson P. Sigourney 1839-1840; Sigourney & Hitchcock in 1850; W.H. Sigourney & Co. c. 1851-1852; and Sigourney & Flower with Roswell P. Flower (who would go on to become governor of New York) 1861-1865.

Frederick Sill

New York, NY 1840-1847
Was in the partnership of M. & F. Sill 1840-1843.

Silver Cloud, Inc.

Albuquerque, MN  1875-Present
Primarily Native American style jewelry manufacturers.
Website.

Silver Crest

See Smith Metal Arts Co.

Silver State Silver

Sparks, NV c. 1967-2006
Founded by Phil Nielsen. Makers of western style silver items.

Silvercraft Co., Inc.

Boston, MA 1950-1975
Acquired by Raimond Mfg. Co.

Silverthorn & Clift

Lynchburg, VA 1856-1861
Henry Silvethorn and Josiah Clift.

Henry Silverthorn

Baltimore, MD 1835-1837; Lynchburg, VA 1837-1896;
a branch location operated in Roanoke, VA 1889-1893
Silverthorn was involved in a number of partnerships:
Silverthorn & Victor with Edward W. Victor 1844 and 1848-1849.
Silverthorn & Fisher with Charles F. Fisher in 1847 and again
in 1849.
H. Silverthorn & Co. with Charles C. Nuitz in 1854.
Silverthorn & Clift with Josiah Clift 1856-1861.
Succeeded by H. Silverthorn’s Sons in 1896.

F.W. Sim & Co.

Troy, NY 1888-c. 1900
Makers of sterling souvenir spoons and novelties.  Succeeded by Sim, Peirsons & Co.

William C. Simes (1773-1824)

Kittery, ME c. 1795 and Portsmouth, NH 1801-1820

Simmons & Alexander

Philadelphia, PA 1801-1804
Anthony Simmons and Samuel Alexander.

Simmons & Paye

Providence, MA 1896-1901
Succeeded by Paye & Baker. Some of their dies were acquired by the Wendell Mfg. Co.
See flatware patterns.

Anthony Simmons

Philadelphia, PA  1795-1808
Was in the partnerships of Simmons & Alexander 1801-1804.

J. & A. Simmons

New York, NY 1802-1814
James and Abraham Simmons.

James Simmons

New York, NY c. 1802-1816
Was in the partnership of J. & A. Simmons 1802-1814.

Helen Kenny Simon

New York, NY 1948-1962
Worked with husband Theodore Simon in their shop called The Two Simons.

Simons, Bro. & Co. / Simons Bros. Co.

Philadelphia, PA  1877-Present
Founded by George W. Simons and Peter B. Simons.  Acquired the silverware manufacturing branch of the Vansant Mfg. Co. 1886 and acquired the Peter L. Krider Co. in 1903.  The firm of Simons, Bro. & Co. incorporated in 1913 as Simons Bros. Co.  Makers of sterling flatware, holloware, thimbles, novelties and jewelry; made swords during the Civil War.  Stopped making flatware in 1908 when their dies were sold to Alvin Mfg. Co.
See flatware patterns.

William Simpkins

Boston, MA 1728-1770
Partnered with Samuel Minott in the firm of Minott & Simpkins
c. 1770.

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.

Wallingford, CT  1866-1898
Began as a silverplate manufacturer; sterling flatware was added c. 1895.  Acquired by International Silver in 1898 who continued to use their mark.  Makers of sterling flatware and holloware.

Jonathon Simpson

Bardstown, KY c. 1821-1844; Louisville, KY c. 1850;
and Madison, IN 1861-1863

S. Simpson

Hopkinsville, KY c. 1857-1859