Kirk & Son Date Mark
Kirk date hallmarks from 1817 till 1932
A KIRK SILVER VASE Samuel Kirk & Son Co., Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1903-1907
Kirk & Son Sterling was founded in the year 1815 by Samuel Kirk in Baltimore, Pennsylvania. Samuel Kirk was born in February 1793 in Doylestown, Philadelphia and passed away in July 1872, Baltimore Maryland.
Kirk was famous for re-introduction the Repousse decorative technique on its silver items. Repousse is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. It went out of fashion and loses it appeal in America during the Colonial period. Kirk was so successful with his repousse works that it became one of the main stream style for American silver during mid 19th century
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