American Silversmiths

Philip Syng
Abigail Murdoch
(Abt 1680-1714)
John Syng
(Abt 1714-1738)


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John Syng
  • Born: Abt 1714, Ireland
  • Died: 21 Nov 1738, Annapolis MD

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • , . The mark shown is a tentative attributed to John based on the tankard shown below, which strongly resembles, in form, construction, and multiple mark placement, tankards made by his brother, Philip Syng.
  • He worked circa 1734-1738 as a silversmith in Philadelphia PA 1
  • Advertised in the Pennsylvania Gazette (Philadelphia PA), 27 Jun 1734,
    "All sorts of Gold and Silver Work made and mended, also Gold and Silver bought, by John Syng, Goldsmith, in Market Street over against the Market House, next Door but one to the Crown." 8

  • Tankard, c 1735
    Private Collection
    h: 7 3/8"
    wt: 29 oz

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