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American Silversmiths

Ephraim Farnum
(1745-)
Sarah Hunn
(1749-)
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Henry Farnam
(1773-)

 

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Henry Farnam

  • Born: 10 Oct 1773, Norwalk CT

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked from 1798 to 1800 as a goldsmith in Boston MA listed in 1800 city directory with a shop at no. 14 Ann Street and house on Prince Street. 4

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  • He was a partner from 1800 to 1806 with Rufus Farnam in Boston MA 4

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  • Alternate Mark for RUFUS & HENRY FARNAM.

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  • Urn by R & H FARNAM, c 1805
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    h: 16 7/16"
    d: 5 1/2" (of foot)
    wt: 45 oz, 19 dwt
  • Norwich CT, Sep 1807: from Joseph Carpenter's son, Charles, he and Rufus Farnum bought his one-sixth part of the late silversmith's house, shop, store, and land, near the courthouse in Norwich. 3
  • Advertised in the Boston Patriot (Boston MA), 5 Dec 1810, "Henry Farnam, 15 Cornhill, . . . silver plate of every description, manufactured as usual." 3

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  • Beaker, c 1810
    Private Collection
    h: 3 5/8"
    d: 2 5/16" (base)
  • Advertised in the Boston Patriot (Boston MA), 27 Apr 1811-15 May 1811, "Henry Farnam, 15 Cornhill, . . . silver plate of every description, manufactured as usual." 3

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  • He was a partner from circa 1815 to 1818 with Richard Ward in Boston MA as FARNHAM & WARD, listed in the city directory at 15 Cornhill Street.



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