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American Silversmiths

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George B. Foster
(1810-1881)

 

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Spouses/Children:

Catherine Elizabeth Duncan

George B. Foster

  • Born: 9 Feb 1810, Salem MA
  • Marriage: Catherine Elizabeth Duncan on 18 Oct 1841 in Salem MA
  • Died: 24 Jun 1881, Boston MA

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:


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  • He was a partner from 1831 to 1840 with Edmund M. Currier in Salem MA as CURRIER & FOSTER with a shop at 11 Derby Square. 3
  • He worked from circa 1840 to 1850 as a watchmaker in Boston MA for the firm of HARRIS, STANWOOD & Co.

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  • Cup, c 1840
    Private Collection
    h: 3 3/4"
    wt: 4.5 oz
    Engraved "Hannah Bemis / to / Caroline E. Bemis"

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  • Teapot, c 1840
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    h: 8 1/4"
    w: 9 1/2"
    wt: 20 oz, 19 dwt
  • He worked from circa 1850 to 1870 as a watchmaker in Boston MA
    Listed in city directories at 33 Tremont Street. In addition to watchmaking, he retailed silver hollow- and flatware.

George married Catherine Elizabeth Duncan on 18 Oct 1841 in Salem MA. (Catherine Elizabeth Duncan was born on 12 Aug 1813 in Salem MA.)




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