Silver : An American Art Form
Object Name:
Teaspoon
Date:
Early 19th century
Description:
Fiddle-end handle with projections near the bowl; wide bowl with pointed end; script monogram engraved on handle: "LSH" ? On back of handle: "PACKARD" (a Rochester maker mark).
Object ID:
77.146.3
Dimensions:
W-1.25 L-6 inches
Material:
Silver
Notes:
Jonathan Packard was a silversmith in the Rochester, NY area. He was born 1789 in Charlemont, MA. His silversmith career began in 1811 in Northampton, MA. Between 1812 and 1814, he partnered with Richard Huntington of Northampton, MA to become Huntington & Packard. Packard eventually moved to Albany, NY and opened business from 1814 to 1818. In 1815, he partnered again, this time with "Brown" to become Packard & Brown.

Then, he moved to Rochester, NY in 1818 and started a partnership with Salmon Scofield as Packard & Scofield. Packard worked as a silversmith in Rochester from 1818 to 1850. In the 1827 city directory, he is listed as a goldsmith. Upon the 1850 census, he appears as a silversmith.

In 1854, Packard died. One day, three drunken men assulted Packard on his way home and the damage ended Packard's life several days later.

Made:
Packard
Place of Origin:
USA/New York State/Rochester
Related Publications:
For style see: Martha Gandy Fales, EARLY AMERICAN SILVER p 60. Fig. 56
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