Cleveland, OH 1915-1928
Succeeded by The Potter-Bentley Studio. See chronology.
Potter and Mellen, Inc.
Cleveland, OH 1933-2005 and Beachwood, OH 2005-Present
Founded by Horace Potter and Louis Mellen. Successor to
Potter-Bentley Studios. Their long-standing retail store closed
in 2008. The lower mark shown to the right is used on gold.
J.O. & J.R. Potter
Providence, RI c. 1850
John O. Potter and James R. Potter.
Horace E. Potter
Cleveland, OH 1897-1907
Well known maker of handwrought sterling wares in the Arts & Crafts style.
Founder of the Potter Shop 1908-1915 and Potter Studio 1915-1928. Was in the
partnership of Potter-Bentley Studios with Gurdon W. Bentley 1928-1933 then in the partnership of Potter
and Mellen until his death in 1948. See chronology.
Edward P. Pratt
Chillicothe, OH c. 1827-1828 and 1830-1861; Cincinnati, OH 1828-1829
In the partnership of Pratt & Beard in Chillicothe in 1828. In Cincinnati,
he was a partner in the firm of Pratt, Stretcher and Beard 1828-1829;
Stretcher leaving the firm in 1829 to become Pratt & Beard, but the business was dissolved later that year.
Pratt & Brother
Boston, MA 1845-1855
William and Joseph Pratt.
William T. Pratt
New York, NY c. 1828
William Pratt / W. Pratt & Co.
Boston, MA 1845-1880
In the firm of Wm. Pratt & Brother 1845-1855.
Went by W. Pratt & Co. beginning in 1855.
Henry Chester Porter / H. Porter & Co.
New York, NY 1820-1840
Went by H. Porter & Co. 1830-1840.
Frederick Jerome Posey
Shepherdstown, VA (now WV) c. 1842 and Hagerstown, MD 1845-c. 1872
Joseph S. Porter
Canadaigua, NY c. 1803-1809 and Utica, NY after 1809-1837 and 1848-1862.
In the partnership of Porter & White with Philo White 1808-1811. In the
partnership of Barton & Porter 1811-1816. Partnered with Richard
Huntington 1817-1837. Sold his business in 1937 and worked as a merchant.
Worked again as a silversmith and jeweler 1848-1862.
Danvers, MA 1925-1940's
Maker of handwrought flatware, holloware and jewelry in the
Arts & Crafts style.
Frederick Wadsworth Porter / F.W. Porter & Co.
Springfield, VT 1845-1875
In the partnership of Cook, Porter & Co. with George
Washington Porter and Selden Cook 1847-1850. Later
partnered with William H. Wheeler. Operated under the
name of F.W. Porter & Co. 1854-1870.
The Potter-Bentley Studios
Cleveland, OH 1928-1933
Horace E. Potter and Gurdon W. Bentley. Succeeded by Potter and Mellen, Inc.
Poughkeepsie, NY 1844-1860
Worked with his son Henry R. Power under the name of
H. Power & Son 1849-1850.
Westerly, RI c. 1780-1790
Porter to Pratt
Porter to Pratt
Boston, MA c. 1715-1737 and c. 1761; Hartford, CT c. 1737-1753; Coventry, CT c. 1753;
East Windsory, CT c. 1792
Was in the partnership of Potwine & Whiting with Charles Whiting c. 1761.
Dedham, MA c. 1915-c. 1940
Member of the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts.
Marietta, OH c. 1800-1835
New York, NY c. 1726