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JE Caldwell and Co

American

With intricate and refined artistry, the jewelers at J.E.Caldwell & Co. have been handcrafting illustrious watches and adornments — including cocktail rings, engagement rings and link bracelets — for nearly two centuries. The American firm, which is among the oldest silver and jewelry companies in the United States, has found acclaim with collectors and buyers worldwide.

Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, J.E. Caldwell & Co. founder James Emmott Caldwell (1813–81) apprenticed as a silversmith and subsequently trained in watchmaking under the esteemed watchmaker Samuel Ward Benedict in New York City. Following his apprenticeships, Caldwell sought work in Philadelphia, initially securing a position with a wholesale jeweler before importing watches for a jewelry manufacturer. In the late 1830s, he established a storefront of his own, in a stately marble building on Chestnut street. Caldwell partnered with James M. Bennett thereafter in order to launch a jewelry shop nearby that they called Bennett & Caldwell. With the passing of Bennett, Caldwell partnered with a former employer, John C. Farr, and changed the company name, establishing the J.E. Caldwell & Co. of today.

In 1876, Philadelphia hosted the first World’s Fair held in the United States. Alongside the Gorham Manufacturing Company — a legendary but largely overlooked American silver firm — J.E. Caldwell showcased an array of stunning jewelry and silver objects at the event’s Centennial International Exhibition. In the early 1900s, J.E. Caldwell was contracted to fashion a presentation silver tea service — more than 160 pieces — for a newly commissioned battleship, the U.S.S. Pennsylvania. The brand’s exquisite silver wares traveled at sea aboard this battleship — and later, on the U.S.S. Valley Forge — for decades.

J.E. Caldwell & Co. became known for exquisite Art Nouveau and Art Deco jewelry. Ownership of the firm passed through the family over the years before changing hands to business interests outside of the family. Today a J.E. Caldwell & Co. retail location continues to operate in Philadelphia.

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Creator: J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Sodalite and Lapis w/ Trimmed Sterling Silver Desk Clock by J.E. Caldwell & Co
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mr. Giallo is opening his personal vault to sell a collection of his treasured antiques he's held on for so long. About item Stunning Rich Blue Sodalite Base & Lapis Top trimmed ...
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1930s American Vintage JE Caldwell and Co

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Stone, Lapis Lazuli, Sterling Silver

Caldwell & Co. Sterling Silver Pierced Centerpiece Bowl in Art Nouveau Style
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
J. E. Caldwell & Co., sterling silver centerpiece bowl from the early 20th century in Art Nouveau style, with pierced floral and cartouche motifs adorning the rim as well as similar ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Set of 10 E. Caldwell French 950 Sterling Silver & Crystal Drinking Glasses
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Atlanta, GA
Set of 10 E Caldwell sterling silver and crystal vodka or cocktail glasses with 950 mounts. Fully French hallmarked. Excellent glasses with no damage! Measure: 3”.
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20th Century JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Crystal, Sterling Silver

J. E. Caldwell Art Deco Desk Clock Gilt Brass and Enamel, 1930's
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Long Beach, CA
Factory / house: J. E. Caldwell Style / reference: Art Deco Metal / material: gilded finish with kiln fired enamel inlay Circa / year: 1930's Dimensions / size: 4 inche x 4 inch ...
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1930s Swiss Art Deco Vintage JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Enamel

J.E. Caldwell by Mimo Deco Asian Themed Enameled Pocket Desk Clock circa 1930's
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Mimo for J. E. Caldwell STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco Pocket Desk Clock METAL / MATERIAL: 14kt Yellow Gold and Kiln Fired Enamel CIRCA / YEAR: 1930's DIMENSIONS ...
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1930s Swiss Art Deco Vintage JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Gold, Enamel

J.E. Caldwell & Co. Sterling Silver Child's Bowl w/ Saucer Circus Animals, 1950s
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Gardena, CA
J.E. Caldwell & Co. Sterling Silver Child's Bowl w/ Saucer Circus Animals, 1950s 1950s Sterling Silver Child's Bowl with Saucer. Whimsical circus animals decorate rim. Retailed by J...
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20th Century JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

Edwardian Period Sterling Silver Card Tray, J.E. Caldwell
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Edwardian period, sterling silver card tray, J.E. Caldwell and Company, Philadelphia, circa 1915. Fluted design. Vacant cartouche. Measures 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 1/4 inch high when lying f...
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1910s American Edwardian Vintage JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

Art Deco J.E. Caldwell Table Clock
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New Orleans, LA
This luxurious and rare table clock is the essence of Art Deco style. Retailed at the renowned J. E. Caldwell & Co., this exceptional timepiece is comprised of a French clock movemen...
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20th Century American Art Deco JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Enamel

Whiting Edwardian Classical Sterling Silver Ewer Pitcher
By Whiting Manufacturing Company, J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Edwardian Classical sterling silver ewer. Made by Whiting in New York in 1912. Ovoid body with helmet mouth, capped s-scroll handle, and raised foot. Reeding. Fully marked including ...
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1910s American Neoclassical Revival Vintage JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

Pair of Antique Rococo Revival Sterling Silver 3-Light Candelabra
By Dominick & Haff, J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Rococo Revival sterling silver 3-light candelabra, ca 1928. Retailed by JE Caldwell in Philadelphia. Each: Raised socket on knopped baluster mounted with 2 leaf-wrapped s-scr...
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Early 20th Century American Rococo Revival JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

Caldwell Sterling Silver Salt & Pepper Shakers Scallop Seashell Design, Pair
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and well-made pair of Sterling Silver salt and pepper shakers with scallop seashell design by iconic American jeweler and silversmith J.E. Caldwell & Co, circa 20th centu...
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20th Century American JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

J.E. Caldwell & Co. Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Set of 4 Compote Dishes
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
J.E. Caldwell & Co. sterling silver set of 4 compote dishes in Art Nouveau style with everted rims showing exquisite flowers and scrolls around the rim and at the base as well as coa...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Wonderful Coalport England Turquise Bows Roses Flower Swags Raised Enamel Plates
By J.E. Caldwell & Co., Coalport Porcelain
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful Coalport England Turquise Bows And Roses & Flower Swags Raised Enameled Set Of 10 Desert Plates, Retailed By J.E. Caldwell.  
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20th Century English Belle Époque JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Porcelain

Set of 8 J. E. Caldwell Sterling Silver Bread or Cake Plates
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A set of 8 sterling silver reticulated 6.5 inch bread plates. The elaborate pierced borders retailed by J. E. Caldwell and attributed to Gorham. Good weight not stamped but cast.
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique American Sterling Silver Pitcher with Fruiting Grapevine
By J.E. Caldwell & Co., Dominick & Haff
Located in New York, NY
Victorian sterling silver pitcher. Made by Dominick & Haff in New York in 1894. Ovoid body with chased fruiting grapevines forming 2 irregular frames (vacant). Helmet mouth and raise...
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1890s American Victorian Antique JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

19th Century American Standing Clock by J.E Caldwell & Co
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Vaughan, ON
A very fine 19th century American standing clock by J.E Caldwell & Co, made in Philadelphia, USA. This item is of very high artistic merit due to its gilt bronze finishes with Enamel...
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Mid-19th Century American Antique JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Bronze

12 Antique JE Caldwell Jd Chase Sterling Silver Tea Spoons Monogram D
By J.E. Caldwell & Co., Chase and Co.
Located in Dayton, OH
Set of twelve antique sterling silver teaspoons by JE Caldwell and JD Chase with matching beaded edge pattern and monogrammed with a D. 284.9 g.
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Early 20th Century Victorian JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

Fine American Gilt Bronze Standing Clock by Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Cast overall with pierced scrollwork and chrysanthemum, enclosing a pocketwatch-style clock. The silver oversize pocket watch hanging within a pierced brass book-form case on stand w...
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Early 20th Century JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Ormolu

J.E. Caldwell & Co. Sterling Silver Bar Pitcher
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
J. E. Caldwell & Co. sterling silver bar pitcher, measuring 7.7 inches in height and 8.3 inches from handle to spout, and weighing 22.5 troy ounces, and bearings hallmarks as shown. ...
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20th Century American JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

J. E. Caldwell Sterling Silver Pitcher Jug in Art Nouveau Style with Flowers
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
J. E. Caldwell sterling silver pitcher in exquisite Art Nouveau style with dimensional anemones around the body and an applied handle. It measures 9 1/4'' in height by 8 1/4'' from h...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Large Victorian Sterling Silver Turtle with Seashell Salt Cellar, J.E. Caldwell
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Large, Victorian, sterling silver salt cellar (that can be used as a sauce dish or trinkets dish) J.E. Caldwell and Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ca. 1895. Salt cellar is in the f...
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1890s American Victorian Antique JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Set of 10 France Dépose for J. E. Caldwell Floral and Gilt Side Plates
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Toronto, ON
A set of 10 antique France Dépose floral and gold side plates for J.E. Caldwell.
Category

Early 20th Century French JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Porcelain

Antique Set of 10 Limoges for J. E. Caldwell Floral and Gilt Plates
By J.E. Caldwell & Co., Limoges
Located in Toronto, ON
A set of 10 antique Limoges floral and gilt plates for J.E. Caldwell.
Category

Early 20th Century French JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Porcelain

Bennett & Caldwell Coin Silver Pitcher, Circa 1850
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Coin silver hand hammered water pitcher circa 1850 by Philadelphia makers Bennett and Caldwell. Leaf motif along handle, leaf and floral design around body and base, intricate leaf a...
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1850s American Antique JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Silver

Antique Gorham Sterling Silver Baby Cereal Bowl on Plate
By Gorham Manufacturing Company, J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Edwardian sterling silver baby bowl on plate. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1911. Bowl has curved and tapering sides. Plate has well and wide shoulder. Both have whiplash-scrolled ...
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1910s American Edwardian Vintage JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

Superb Rare Pair of Cherub Minton Caldwell Tiffany Blue and White Spill Vases
By Minton, J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A sublime pair of porcelain spill vases having scalloped edges, gold leaf, eye catching Tiffany blue patterned decoration, and seated cherubs. Marked on bottoms, England, Caldwell & ...
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1940s English Vintage JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Porcelain

Antique Set of 12 Royal Doulton for J. E. Caldwell Floral and Gilt Plates
By Royal Doulton, J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Toronto, ON
A set of 12 antique Royal Doulton floral and gilt plates for J.E. Caldwell.
Category

Early 20th Century English JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Porcelain

Awe Inspiring Dore Gilt Bronze Regency Style Sconces by Caldwell
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A gorgeous heavy doré gilt bronze pair of neoclassical style electrified wall sconces by Caldwell having two arms and incredible decoration.
Category

1940s North American Regency Vintage JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Bronze

Antique American Edwardian Sterling Silver Picture Frame
By J.E. Caldwell & Co., Lebkuecher & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Edwardian sterling silver picture frame. Retailed by JE Caldwell in Philadelphia. Rectangular with alternating vertical plain and pinstripes. At top horizontal frame between engraved...
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

Magnificent American Classical Coin Silver Tureen by Gorham
By Gorham Manufacturing Company, J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Magnificent American classical coin silver tureen. Made by Gorham in Providence, circa 1860. Curved ovoid bowl on stepped oval foot mounted to four beaded and round supports. Cover d...
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Mid-19th Century American American Classical Antique JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Silver

Antique Art Nouveau Double Inkwell on Sterling Silver Tray by J E Caldwell & Co.
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in San Diego, CA
Antique Art Nouveau double inkwell on sterling silver tray by J E Caldwell & Co., circa 1900. This stunning piece features two square crystal wells with etched floral designs in the ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Crystal, Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver 'Shotgun' Cocktail Set by J.E Caldwell & Co, circa 1920
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in London, GB
J.E Caldwell & Co, Pennsylvania. An incredibly stylish and most likely bespoke Sterling silver 12 piece cocktail or drinks set, featuring a pitcher and tumblers resembling shotgun...
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1920s American Art Deco Vintage JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

Art Silver J E Caldwell Sterling Silver Berry Spoon 3-D Bird & Flower Leaf Bowl
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
J. E. Caldwell Exceptional Art Silver c1865 J.E. Caldwell sterling silver berry spoon with Large applied 3-D Bird and Flower in exceptional detail and Gold Washed, stippled Bowl, ...
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20th Century JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

American Sterling Silver Centerpiece, Fruit Bowl by J. E. Caldwell, Philadelphia
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Fairfax, VA
American sterling silver beautifully flora design bowl by J. E Caldwell.
Category

Early 20th Century American JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Caldwell Silver Tea & Coffee Service
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Fine antique Caldwell silver tea & coffee service An American sterling silver five-piece tea & coffee service, marked J.E. Caldwell & Co., Philadelphia, circa 1880. Comprising co...
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1880s Antique JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Silver

Midcentury Sterling Silver Decorative Dish with Foliate Tray by J.E. Caldwell Co
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Art Deco decorative tray was realized by the Philadelphia based fabled American jeweler and producer of fine luxury silver goods, James Emmot Caldwell, since 1839. It f...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

Je Caldwell Bowl
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Art Nouveau was a reaction to the academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers. This bowl is...
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

Art Nouveau Water Pitcher
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We are proud to offer this magnificent water pitcher from the early 20th century. The body and handle have that natural curvature that was popular at that period. There is etching an...
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Early 1900s American Antique JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

JE Caldwell Bowl
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Standing proud on a centre pedestal, this bowl is just so pretty. A braid-like pattern encircles the rim. Pierced by four raised decorations on each side etched flowers and vines flo...
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1940s American Vintage JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique American Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Flower Basket
By Dominick & Haff, J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Art Nouveau sterling silver basket. Made by Dominick & Haff in New York in 1902. Plain scalloped well engraved with shaded monogram. Rim wide open trellis interwoven with flowers. C-...
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Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Antique JE Caldwell and Co

Materials

Sterling Silver

J.E. Caldwell & Co. furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture by J.E. Caldwell & Co. are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of J.E. Caldwell's furniture, there are many options to choose from, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 32 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original furniture by J.E. Caldwell & Co. were created in North America during the 20th Century in the Art Nouveau style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by William B. Kerr & Co., Banks & Biddle, T. G. Hawkes & Comapny, Bailey.. Prices for J.E. Caldwell's furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $335 and tops out at $34,500, while pieces like these can sell for $1,963.

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