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American Silversmiths

Garrett Eoff
(1747-1778)
Sarah Hyer
(1742-)
Garrett Eoff
(1779-1845)
Catherine Bean
(abt 1785-1860)
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Edgar Mortimer Eoff
(1817-1897)

 

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Edgar Mortimer Eoff

  • Born: 22 Oct 1817, New York City NY
  • Christened: 9 Jan 1818, New York City NY
  • Died: 8 Mar 1897, Jersey City NJ

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:


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  • He was a partner from 1844 to 1849 with William Phyfe in New York City NY as EOFF & PHYFE, with shop at 5 Dey Street. Apparently, Phyfe caught gold fever and sailed to California. He is recorded in the 1850 census at Placerville CA. On his return in 1852, the partnership resumed. 4
  • He worked from 1850 to 1852 as a silversmith in New York City NY listed in the 1850 New York Union Mercantile Directory at 83 Deane Street. 8

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  • Creamer and sugar bowl, c 1850
    Private Collection
    h: 5 1/2" (creamer)
    wt: 7.1 oz
    h: 3 1/2" (sugar bowl)
    wt: 8.5 oz
    Retailed by BALL, TOMPKINS, & BLACK.
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at New York City NY, listed as a jeweler.

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  • He was a partner from 1852 to 1855 with William Phyfe in New York City NY as EOFF & PHYFE with a shop at 5 Dey Street. 8

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  • Alternate Mark for EOFF & PHYFE

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  • He was a partner after 1855 with George L. Shepard in New York City NY as EOFF & SHEPARD, listed in the 1859 city directory at 83 Duane Street.

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  • Alternate Mark for EOFF & SHEPARD.

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  • Alternate Mark for EOFF & SHEPARD.

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  • Alternate Mark for EOFF & SHEPARD.

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  • Cup by EOFF & SHEPHERD, c 1855
    Private Collection
    h: 3 7/8"
    Retailed by BALL, BLACK & Co.

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  • Mustard pot by EOFF & SHEPHERD, c 1855
    Private Collection
    h: 4 1/2"
    w: 4" (including handle)
    wt: 3.8 oz
    Also marked B. B. & Co [BALL, BLACK & Co.] / 925 / N. YORK

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  • Coffeepot by EOFF & SHEPHERD, c 1860
    Yale University
    h: 9 13/16"
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Jersey City NJ, listed without occupation.

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  • Ewer, bef 1879
    Private Collection
    h: 19 1/2
    wt: 64 oz
    Engraved "Robert S. Day / from / James I. Day / April 22, 1879". Presented by his father to Robert Slack Day on his wedding day.
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Jersey City NJ, listed as a retired silver merchant.



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