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Women Silversmiths

There have been women silversmiths in all periods covered in this website.  Often the widows or daughters of silversmiths, they make a varied and interesting area to collect.  The most famous is Hester Bateman (called the Queen of the Silversmiths), she successfully ran her family business for thirty years following the death of her husband in the eighteenth century.  But there are many more covering different ages and different places. 

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