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Cornelius Bradford

  • Born: 18 Oct 1729, New York City NY
  • Died: 9 Nov 1787

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  • He worked from 1752 to 1753 as a pewtersmith in New York City NY 11

  • Teapot, c 1752
    Private Collection
    h: 7"

  • Tankard, c 1752
    Private Collection
    h: 6 3/4"
    Engraved "Morgan Williams" on inside of lid.
  • He worked from 1753 to 1770 as a pewtersmith in Philadelphia PA 11
  • Advertised in the Pennsylvania Gazette (Philadelphia PA), 14 Oct 1756, To be sold by Cornelius Bradford, Pewterer:
    At the sign of the Dish in Second St. opposite the sign of the George wholesale or retail at the most reasonable rates all sorts of pewter ware, viz: Dishes and plates of all sizes, basons, tankards, quart and pint mugs, porringers, tea pots, sugar pots, cullanders, bed pans, stool-pans, half pint and gill tumblers, wine measures, salt sellers, spoons, milk pots, pint and half-pint dram bottles, slop bowls and all sorts of other pewter.

    Said Bradford makes the best of pewter or block-tin worms, of all sizes for distilling, as shall be ordered, as also cranes for hogsheads or bottles, candle molds of different sizes. All persons may have pewter mended at a reasonable price, and ready money given for old pewter or exchanged for new.

  • Teapot, c 1760
    Winterthur Library
    h: 7 1/4"
    d" 4 1/2"
  • He worked from 1770 to 1785 as a pewtersmith in New York City NY 11

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