American Silversmiths

Jacob Hurd
Elizabeth Mason
John Furness
Anne Hurd
(1735-After 1777)
John Mason Furness


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John Mason Furness
  • Born: 11 Nov 1762, Boston MA
  • Died: 22 Jun 1804, Dedham MA

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  Events in his life were:

  • He worked in 1777-1800 as an engraver in Boston MA
    He inherited the engraving tools of his uncle Nathaniel Hurd: "to Jno Mason Furnass ... my large printing press & some tools in consideration for the love I bear to him & the genius he discovers for the same business which I have followed & to which I intended to have brought him up to." Active as a portrait painter in Boston after 1785. Engraved numerous bookplates and Massachusetts Loan certificates. 26

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