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American Silversmiths

John Lownes
(1723-)
Agnes Copeland
(1727-1775)
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Joseph Lownes
(1758-1820)

 

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Esther Middleton

Joseph Lownes

  • Born: 1758, Philadelphia PA
  • Marriage: Esther Middleton on 12 Jan 1786 in Philadelphia PA
  • Died: 1820, Philadelphia PA

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • He worked from 1785 to 1816 as a silversmith in Philadelphia PA
    Listed in the 1791 city directory at 130 South Front Street. 4
  • Master to Samuel Williamson 1787-1792 in Philadelphia PA.
  • Master to Joseph Head abt 1787 in Philadelphia PA. A free black.

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  • Tradecard, c 1790
    American Antiquarian Society
  • Advertised in the Federal Gazette, 2 Apr 1792, announcing "Joseph Lownes, Goldsmith, No. 130 South Front street, near the Drawbridge, still con­tinues to carry on his business in all its branches; and has now made and ready for sale, Silver Coffee Pots, Tea do., Sugar Basons, Slop bowls, Tankards, Canns, Caddys, Milk pots, Soupe ladles, Table spoons, Tea do., Shoe and knee buckles, also a variety of jewellery & & &."

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  • Cup, c 1795
    Winterthur Library
    h: 4"
    d: 4 1/2" (at lip)
  • Advertised in the Pennsylvannia Packet (Philadelphia PA), 18 Dec 1798, offering plate, silver plate, and imported tea urns. 4

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  • Caddy spoon, c 1800
    Winterthur Library
    l: 3"
    w: 1 1/2"
    wt: 6.5 dwt

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  • Teapot, c 1800
    Winterthur Library
    h: 11"
    w: 5 1/4" (of body)
    wt: 24 oz, 18.9 dwt

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  • Creamer, c 1810
    Private Collection

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  • Soup tureen, c 1810
    Private Collection 20
    w: 16 3/4" (across handles)
    wt: 135 ozs, 10 dwt
    Part of a nine piece suite of serving dishes commisioned by Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Crowninshield and engraved with his monogram.

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  • Tankard, c 1810
    Winterthur Library
    h: 5 3/8"
    d: 3 3/4"
    wt: 18 oz, 16.8 dwt

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  • He was a partner in 1816 with Henry Erwin in Philadelphia PA as LOWNES & ERWIN with a shop at 191 South Street. 4

Joseph married Esther Middleton on 12 Jan 1786 in Philadelphia PA. (Esther Middleton was born on 27 Feb 1763 in Chesterfield NJ.)




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