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American Silversmiths

John Edwards
(1671-1746)
Sybil Newman
(1670-1739)
Joseph Edwards
(1707-1777)
Sarah Belknap
(1713-bef 1763)
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Joseph Edwards
(1737-1783)

 

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Joseph Edwards

  • Born: 11 Nov 1737, Boston MA
  • Died: 23 Apr 1783, Boston MA

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark

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  • Alternate Mark
  • Advertised in the Boston News-Letter (Boston MA), 1758, offering a reward for information about the theft in his shop. 3
  • Advertised in the Boston Gazette (Boston MA), 1760-1770, 3

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  • Teapot, c 1760
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    h: 5 9/16"
    w: 9 7/16"
    wt: 17 oz, 9 dwt

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  • Tankard, c 1760-1765
    Yale University 13
    h: 9 1/16
    d: 5 1/4 (base)
    wt: 30 oz, 19 dwt
    Engraved "MP" on handle for Mary Porter

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  • Cann, 1765
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts 10
    h: 5 3/16"
    d: 3 3/8" (base)
    wt: 13 oz, 2 1/2 dwt
    Engraved with Green arms and crest on front; "G over I H" on bottom for Joshua and Hannah (Storer) Green.

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  • Receipt, 1765
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts 1
    Mr Joshua Green to Joseph Edward Junr Dr
    1765
    April 22To pr Pocket Book Clasps0 : 7 : 2
    May11To pr Tea Tongs0 : 18 : 18
    18 To 2 Silver Canns11 : 18 : 10
    To 1 Silver Porringer 3 : 11 : 1 1/2
    To 1 Silver Porringer 3 : 11 : 1 1/2
    June 3To 2 Silver Castors4 : 1 : 7 1/2
    7To 6 Do Tea Spoons1 : 5 : 8
    17 To 6 Do Table Spoons5 : 9 : 8
    21 To 1 Do Punch Strainer2 : 5 : 6
    July 5To 2 Do Gravy Spoons3 : 6 : 1 1/2
    6 To 1 Do Marrow Spoon0 : 11 : 8
    To Engraving 12 Crests 0 : 8 :
    To Do 2 Coats of Arms 0 : 18 : 8
    35 : 2 : 0
  • His uncle Samuell bequeathed him "a thimble stamp and a swage for tea and large spoons as a token of my respect to him." 3
  • In the manuscript book "Poems, chiefly Descriptive," written by Samuel Davis of Plymouth during 1789-1808, he includes "Joseph Edwards (died 1783 age 45)" with "The eldest of the trade [silver] whom I now recollect. . . . "



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