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American Silversmiths

Francis Richardson
(1681-1729)
Elizabeth Growden
(1680-1714)
Joseph Richardson
(1711-1784)
Mary Allen
(1716-1787)
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Nathaniel Richardson
(1754-1827)

 

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Nathaniel Richardson

  • Born: 2 Apr 1754, Chester PA
  • Died: 2 Sep 1827, Philadelphia PA

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • He was a partner from 1777 to 1791 with Joseph Richardson in Philadelphia PA as I. & N. RICHARDSON, continuing their father's business on Front Street. When the partnership ended, he left the trade and to become an ironmonger and hardware merchant in partnership with Isaac Paxton. 4

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  • Alternate Mark for J & N RICHARDSON.

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  • Alternate Mark for J & N RICHARDSON.

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  • Alternate Mark supposedly for J & N RICHARDSON, but almost certainly a forgery.

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  • Coffeepot by Joseph and Nathaniel Richardson, c 1780
    Private Collection
    h: 13 1/2"
    wt 37 oz, 15 dwt

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  • Tankard by Joseph and Nathaniel Richardson, c 1785
    Private Collection
    h: 5 1/4"
    wt: 18 oz
    Engraved G B on lid

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  • Cup by Joseph and Nathaniel Richardson, 1790
    Winterthur Library 7
    h: 2 3/4"
    d: 3 5/8"
    wt: 5 oz, 15dwt
    Engraved on back Magdalena Swift died 27th March 1790 = aged 67 for Magdalena Kollock who married John Swift, collector of the Port of Philadelphia, in 1749. The engraving may have been done by James Smithers, who figures prominently in the Richardson's account books.

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  • Candlesticks by Joseph and Nathaniel Richardson, c 1790
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts 10
    h: 5 3/8"
    w: 2 7/8" (of base)
    wt: 8 oz, 14 1/2 dwt; 9 oz, 9 dwt
    This is a unique form in American silver.
  • He worked after 1791 as an ironmonger in Philadelphia PA



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