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American Silversmiths

Apollos Rivoire
(1702-1754)
Deborah Hitchbourn
(1704-1777)
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Paul Revere
(1734-1818)

 

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Spouses/Children:

1. Sara Orne

2. Rachel Walker

Paul Revere

  • Born: 22 Dec 1734, Boston MA
  • Marriage (1): Sara Orne on 4 Aug 1757 in Boston MA
  • Marriage (2): Rachel Walker on 10 Oct 1773 in Boston MA
  • Died: 10 May 1818, Boston MA

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • Several of his account books are preserved at the Massachusetts Historical Society and reveal the extent of his work in other metals and as an engraver of prints, bookplates, and paper money. He engraved plates for the earliest paper money of Massachusetts. Shop located at 50 Cornhill. In 1788 he built a foundry on Charter Street and in 1801 he established a copper mill in Canton, Mass. His bells have become prized possessions in public buildings throughout New England. After 1801 he did little if any work in silver. He was the first President of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, and the town of Revere, Massachusetts was named for him. 3

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  • Salver, 1761
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts 10
    dia: 13 1/16
    wt: 29 oz, 9 1/2 dwt
    Made for Lucretia Chandler and engraved with Chandler arms.

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  • Bookplate, 1764
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts 10
    h: 3 1/2"
    w: 2 3/4"
    Charged in Revere's account book under 27 September 1764:
    Mr Epes Sargent Junr Dr
    To Engraving Your Arms on a Copper Plate 
     £0/12/0
    to 150 Prints at 4/ pr Hund
     0/06/0

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  • Bookplate, c 1765
    American Antiquarian Society 20
    Engraved for Gardiner Chandler using same arms design as on salver and sugar bowl made for Lucretia Chandler

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  • Cann, 1766
    Private Collection
    h: 5 1/8"
    wt: 12 oz
    Engraved I over Z E on the handle for Zachariah and Elizabeth (Waldron) Johonnot. This cann is recorded in Revere's daybook on March 3, 1766 and was one of a pair. The mate is now in the collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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  • Portrait by John Singleton Copley, c 1768

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  • Tea service, c 1773
    Worcester Art Museum
    Purchased by William Paine in honor of his marriage to Lois Orne, the service consists of forty-five pieces, the largest commission Revere received.

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  • Portrait engraving of John Hancock
    Boston MA 26
    Engraved for the Royal American Magazine; notable for the crudity of workmanship.

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  • Teapot, c 1782
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    h: 9 3/8"
    d: 4 1/8" (of base)
    wt: 17.336 oz troy ounces

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  • Sauce boats, 1783
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts 10
    h: 5 1/8"
    l: 7 5/8"
    wt: 12 oz, 5 dwt
    Engraved D over EH E for Elias Hasket and Elizabeth (Crowninshield) Derby. Revere's account book for 10 April 1783 records
    Elias Haskett Darby Esq Dr
    oz£sd
    To a Pr Butter boats 24-11 at 7/ 81110
    Making900
    To a Pr Quart Canns 47-316100
    Making900
    Excise1158

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  • Teaspoon, c 1785
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts 10
    l: 5"
    wt: 8 1/2 dwt
    One of at least four in the set; others privately owned. Four patrons are known to have ordered the more expensive fluted bowls on their spoons.

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  • Six tablespoons, c 1790
    Private Collection
    l: 8 3/4"
    Engraved DMS, for Daniel and Mary (Turner) Sargent.

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  • Cup, c 1795
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts 10
    h: 5 1/4"
    d: 2 3/4" (of base)
    wt: 10 oz, 13 dwt
    One of a pair engraved SSE for Sarah Sargent Ellery

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  • He was a partner from 1797 to 1818 with Paul Revere in Boston MA as PAUL REVERE & SON. 4

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  • Teapot, c 1797
    Private Collection
    h: 8"
    wt: 22 oz
    Engraved R R G on one side and S P G on the other for Samuel Pickering and Rebecca (Russell) Gardner.

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  • Teaspoons, 1800-1805
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts 10
    l: 6"
    From a set that originally numbered 12 teaspoons and a matching tablespoon. Made for Anne Frances who married Jonathan Trott, 1806.

Paul married Sara Orne on 4 Aug 1757 in Boston MA. (Sara Orne was born on 2 Apr 1736 in Boston MA and died on 3 May 1773.)


Paul next married Rachel Walker on 10 Oct 1773 in Boston MA. (Rachel Walker was born on 29 Dec 1745 in Boston MA and died in 1813.)




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