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Silversmiths

Inductees are individuals who are recognized for their creative work in silversmithing. Considered to be a luxury trade it involves the manufacture of flatware (forks and spoons); knife handles (hollowware); bowls; tea, coffee and chocolate pots; serving trays; tankards and cups. It includes silversmiths who created prized jewelry, often for Royalty. Silversmiths are also recognized for their work in creating trophies and award items for single and repetitive individual and group achievements.

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Paul Revere

Silversmiths
United States
Date of Birth: 1735 — 1818

Paul Revere (December 21, 1734 – May 10, 1818]) was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and Patriot in the American Revolution. He is best known for his midnight ride to alert the colonial militia in April, 1775 to the approach of British forces before the battles of...

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Atsidi Sani

Silversmiths
United States
Date of Birth: 1830 — 1918

Sani played an important role in the history of Navajo silversmithing. He is known by many to be the first Navajo silversmith, although his main focus was in blacksmithing; working with iron. Many agree that he learned silversmithing in the year 1853. According to Navajo tribal leader, Chee...

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Tommy Singer

Silversmiths
United States
Date of Birth: 1940 — 2014

Tommy Singer (born 1940; death May 31, 2014) was a Navajo silversmith who specialized in chip-inlay jewelry. He died in a motorcycle accident on May 31, 2014. His inlaid turquoise, coral, and silver pieces incorporated traditional Navajo designs. Singer gained acclaim as the originator of the chip...

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Paul Storr

Silversmiths
United Kingdom
Date of Birth: 1770 — 1844

Paul Storr was England's most celebrated silversmith during the first half of the nineteenth century. His pieces historically, and currently, adorn royal palaces and the finest stately homes throughout Europe and the world. Storr's reputation rests on his mastery of the grandiose neo-Classical...

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Charles Tiffany
Tiffany & Co.

Silversmiths
United States
Date of Birth: 1812 — 1902

America's most famous silversmith from the mid 19th to early 20th century. The company began in 1837 when Charles Lewis Tiffany and John Young opened Tiffany & Young. In 1851, Tiffany became the first American firm to introduce the .925 English Sterling Standard in American-made silver. The name...

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George Wickes
Garrard & Co.

Silversmiths
United Kingdom
Date of Birth: 1698 — 1761

Originally founded in 1735 by royal silversmith George Wickes, the firm was eventually taken over by Robert Garrard in partnership with John Wakelin in 1792. Garrard had many aristocratic patrons and was represented at numerous international exhibitions including the Great Exhibition of 1851....

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