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CrescentCitySilver

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iconnumber posted 06-11-2019 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CrescentCitySilver     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, all!
I stumbled upon this site while searching for information related to my several-times great-grandfather, M.H. Meyer, whose vocation I only recently became aware of. He was a watchmaker—and apparently a silversmith—with a jewelry store of his own in The Crescent City* (hence my username) during the middle part of the nineteenth century.
So far I’ve only been able to find two pieces bearing his name—a coin silver ladle and spoon—which were both sold at auction a few years ago. How I would love to get my hands on those!
If any of you knows how or where I should look to find more of these seemingly elusive pieces—or anything at all about the man himself—I’d be grateful for the assistance.
Thanks for reading a little bit about me; I look forward to participating in this community.

*Fun fact: The nickname “Crescent City” was reportedly given to New Orleans—in 1835–by Maine-born writer Joseph Holt Ingraham, who claimed to have coined the term in a travelogue of that same year entitled “The South-West, by a Yankee":

“I have termed New Orleans the crescent city in one of my letters from its being built around the segment of a circle formed by a graceful curve of the river at this place."


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asheland

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Welcome to the forums!

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ahwt

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Welcome to the Forum.
The Crescent City Silver book was republished by The Historic New Orleans Collection and is a good book to have if you are interested in New Orleans silver.

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CrescentCitySilver

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iconnumber posted 08-03-2019 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CrescentCitySilver     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the warm welcome, all!

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iconnumber posted 08-03-2019 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CrescentCitySilver     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by ahwt:
Welcome to the Forum.
The Crescent City Silver book was republished by The Historic New Orleans Collection and is a good book to have if you are interested in New Orleans silver.

Actually, I already have it...but thank you! And you’re right about it being a good book for New Orleans silver enthusiasts. I only wish the photographs were in color :/

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