American Silversmiths

Benjamin Hiller
(1687-Abt 1745)
Elizabeth Russell
Eleazer Callender
Susanna Hiller
Joseph Callender


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Joseph Callender
  • Born: 6 May 1751, Boston MA
  • Died: 10 Nov 1821, Boston MA

  General notes:

Silversmith and engraver

  Events in his life were:

  • Alternate Mark
  • He worked circa 1771-1821 as an engraver in Boston MA
    Originally as a journeyman in the shop of Paul Revere. Listed in the 1800 city directory as an engraver at 14 Federal Street. At least twenty-two bookplates by his hand are recorded.
  • Boston MA, 1784: cut the seal for the Bank of Massachusetts. 3
  • Advertised in the Independent Chronicle (Boston MA), 23 Sep 1784, announceing he had moved from "Cornhill to the shop formerly improved by Mr. N. Hurd at Half Square, back of Mr. Shipman's school, State Street. where he carries on Engraving, Seal Cutting, and Copperplate Printing in all its Branches." 3

  • Columbia and Washington medal, 1787
    Winterthur Library
    d: 1 5/8"
    It is believed that the dies, based on a design by Joseph Burrell, were cut by Callender. Examples exist in silver, copper, and pewter.

  • Countermarked English half guinea, c 1790
    Private Collection

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