Duhme, Herman – Duhme & Co. -Ohio silver seller

Duhme Coin Silver Ladle, American, mid 19th century, twist stem, engraved decoration on handle, gilt bowl

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Duhme & Co. Sterling Tea and Coffee Service, American (Cincinnati), 19th century.

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Duhme & Co. Coin Silver Ladle, American, 19th century

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Duhme Coin Silver Ladle and Flatware

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Herman Duhme

Herman Duhme was born in Germany and came to Ohio in 1834. He first advertised a variety store at Main and Walnut Streets in Cincinnati in 1842. Though not a silversmith himself, he employed a number of silversmiths and jewelers and produced a wide range of silver tablewares and jewelry, eventually becoming the most prolific and prominent silver manufacturer in the Midwest. Duhme & Company survived Duhme’s death in 1888, changing ownership and names several times, until it finally closed in 1910.

Information courtesy of Garth’s Auctions, 2007

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