American Sliver at WinterthurIan M. G. Quimby, Winterthur Publishing, 1995
American Silver Flatware: 1837-1910Noel D. Turner, Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1972, 1998
Antique Silver Servers for the Dining TableBenton Seymour Rabinovitch, Joslin Hall Publishing, 1991
The Book of Old SilverSeymour B. Wyler, Crown Publishers, 1937
Church Silver of Colonial VirginiaVirginia Museum, Self Published, 1970
Early Connecticut Silver, 1700-1840Peter Bohan & Philip Hammerslough, Wesleyan University Press, 1970
Elegant Plate: Three Centuries of Precious Metals in New York City, Vol. I & IIDeborah Dependahl Waters, Museum of the City of New York, 2000
Encyclopedia of American Silver ManufacturersRevised 4th edition, Dorothy T. Rainwater and Judy Redfield, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1998.
A very good resource.
English Goldsmiths and Their Marks: A History of the Goldsmiths and Plate Workers of England, Scotland, and IrelandSir Charles Jackson, Dover Publications, 1921, 1964
English Silver at WilliamsburgJohn D. Davis, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1976
Figural Napkin Rings: Collector’s Identification and Value GuideLillian Gottschalk and Sandra Whitson, Collector Books, 1996
Gorham Silver: 1831-1981Charles H. Carpenter, Jr., Dodd, Mead, & Company, 1982
An Illustrated Dictionary of SilverwareHarold Newman, Thames & Hudson, 1987, 2000
International Hallmarks on Silver Collected by TardyTardy, Self Published, 1985, 2000
Jewelers’ Circular Keystone Sterling Flatware Pattern Index2nd edition, Revised, Kathleen Ellis, ed., Chilton Company, 1995.
Everything you need to know about sterling patterns.
Joseph Richardson and Family: Philadelphia SilversmithsMartha Gandy Fales, Wesleyan University Press, 1974
Kovels’ American Silver Marks: 1650 to the PresentRalph & Terry Kovel, Crown Publishers, 1961, 1989.
Very good resource, but should be supplemented with regional studies of silversmiths.
Manufacturers’ Marks on American Coin SilverJohn R. McGrew, Argyros Publications, 2004
Old Silver and Old Sheffield PlateHoward Pitcher Okie, Doubleday and Company, 1928
Russian SilverAndrei Gilodo, Moscow, 1994
Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale UniversityBarbara McLean Ward & Gerald W.R. Ward, Yale University Art Gallery & The American Federation of Arts, 1979
Silver in MarylandJennifer Faulds Goldsborough, Maryland Historical Society, 1984
Silversmiths of North Carolina 1696-1860George Barton Cutten, Self Published, 1984
Silversmiths of VirginiaGeorge Barton Cutten, Dietz Press, 1952
Silversmiths to the Nation, Thomas Fletcher & Sidney Gardiner: 1808-1842Donald L. Fennimore & Ann K. Wagner, Antique Collectors’ Club, 2007
South Carolina Silversmiths 1690-1860E. Milby Burton, The Oglethorpe Press, 1968, 1985
Starting to Collect SilverJohn Luddington, Antique Collectors’ Club, 1984
Sterling Flatware Pattern Index, 2nd EditionKathleen Ellis, Jewelers’ Circular Keystone, 1970, 1995
Sterling Silver Flatware for Dining EleganceRichard Osterbert, Schiffer Publishing, 1994
Tennessee SilversmithsBenjamin Hubbard Caldwell, Jr., MESDA, 1988
Tiffany Silver Flatware: 1845-1905William P. Hood, Jr. with Roslyn Berlin & Edward Wawrynek, Antique Collectors’ Club, 1999
Tiffany SilverCharles H. Carpenter, Jr. with Mary Grace Carpenter, Dodd, Mead, & Company, 1978, 1984
Understanding Antique Silver PlateStephen J. Helliwell, Antique Collectors’ Club, 1996, 1997, 2000
Virginia Silversmiths, Jewelers, Clock- and Watchmakers, 1607-1860, Their Lives and MarksCatherine B. Hollan, Hollan Press, 2010.
Assembled from more than 30 years of research, Catherine Hollan has produced the most comprehensive and encyclopedic volume within the field of Southern silver.
Comprising 1,798 biographies and more than 930 photographs of the marks of 324 Virginia silversmiths, this 1,092 page tome takes its place among the most ambitious and successful studies of regional American decorative arts ever written.