Paul Revere silver
Paul Revere silver is a form of antique silver created by US silversmith and engraver Paul Revere in the 18th and 19th centuries. Items produced more than 100 years ago are classed as “antique” according to the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act’s definition.
History of Paul Revere
Although a skilled silversmith, Revere is best known for his role in the American Revolution, which has given considerable value to the worth of his silver.
Born in 1735, Paul Revere is famed for his “midnight ride” in 1775, to warn the colonists in Massachusetts of the impending arrival of the British army.
His story came to prominence thanks in part to HW Longfellow's popular poem, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.
Notable sales of Paul Revere silver
A sugar bowl, created by Paul Revere circa 1762, made $232,000 at Sotheby’s New York in January 2004.
An embossed silver cream pot, fashioned by Paul Revere in around 1765, achieved $66,000 at Sotheby’s New York in January 2004.
A silver porringer, produced by Paul Revere in around 1765, sold for $39,000 at Sotheby’s in May 2003.