Samuel Kirk apprenticed as a silversmith in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before opening his own shop in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1815. Kirk was known for his sterling silver repoussé work, in which shapes and designs are hammered into a flat piece of metal, such as silver, from behind rather than the front, which is a technique known as chasing. Samuel Kirk & Son or S. Kirk & Son, as the firm was known for much of its history, produced silverware, goblets, pitchers, tea services, and even postal scales. In 1979, Kirk was purchased by the Stieff Company, which renamed itself Kirk Stieff in order to capitalize on Kirk’s longer history. Today, Kirk Stieff, Whiting, Gorham, and other silver brands are owned by Lifetime Brands, which produces its silver products in Puerto Rico.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Chicago Silver

Chicago Silver

Paul Somerson's incredible reference on handwrought metalwork from the American Arts and Crafts movement of the ear… [read review or visit site]

Silver Marks Encyclopedia

Silver Marks Encyclopedia

An extensive reference guide to silver marks, hallmarks, trademarks and maker's marks found on antique and vintage … [read review or visit site]

Silver at the Victoria and Albert

Silver at the Victoria and Albert

This is a great reference site on silver, courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum. You can view silver items acc… [read review or visit site]

The Gilbert Collection

The Gilbert Collection

The late Sir Arthur Gilbert's collection of European silver, gold, enamel, and other items is now housed at the Vic… [read review or visit site]

Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj

Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj

“Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj” was the title of a 2008 exhibition at Columbia University’s Mi… [read review or visit site]

TheStieffCompany.com

TheStieffCompany.com

Scott Perkins is an enthusiastic evangelist for The Stieff Company, a significant Baltimore silversmith and maker o… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Gorgeous C1900 Sterling Silver Floral Repousse 3pc Tea Or Coffee Set Kirk SteiffVtg Kirk Los Ballesteros Sterling Silver Mexico Tribal Cuff Bracelet Taxco 136 GS. Kirk & Son Inc Sterling Silver Repousse Compote # 297 Kirk Silver Coffee Pot Castle Pattern Lion Spout C1850 35oz2015 1 Oz Star Trek: James Kirk & Enterprise Silver Proof Two-coin Set Sku34816Turn Of The Century Kirk Sterling Floral Repousse 4" Cream Pitcher 15231932+ Vintage S. Kirk & Son Sterling Silver Floral Cuff BraceletVintage S Kirk & Sons #15 Signed Sterling Silver 925 37 Grams Bangle Bracelet S. Kirk & Son Inc. Sterling Silver Repousse Hand Decorated Sandwich Plate #192S. Kirk & Son Sterling Silver Sugar Bowl And Claw Tongs 400g. TotalKirks Folly Large Seaview Moon Shadow Charm Silvertone / Light Sapphire2015 1 Oz Star Trek: James Kirk & Enterprise Silver Proof Two-coin Set Sku34816Superb Large ~ Solid Sterling Silver ~ Samuel Kirk ~ Beaker Cup ~ C1950Set Of 8 S Kirk & Son Sterling Silver Repousse Demitasse Spoons 4" No Reserve Kirk, Jenkins, Stieff, Warner Sterling Repousse 3.5” Pitcher W/ Spout FaceKirks Folly Silvertone Seaview Moon Earrings Kirk And Sons Castle Sterling Silver Tea Set2015 1 Oz Star Trek: James Kirk & Enterprise Silver Proof Two-coin Set Sku34816S. Kirk & Son Repousse 3 Piece Coffee Set Coffee Pot Sugar Dish & Cream PitcherKirk Stieff Sterling Silver Repousse Sugar Or Bon Bon Tongs Vintage S. Kirk & Son Floral Repousse Large Solid Sterling Silver Punch Ladle 2015 1 Oz Star Trek: James Kirk & Enterprise Silver Proof Two-coin Set Sku34816S. Kirk & Son Glass Square Inkwell W/sterling Silver Repoussé Square CoverS. Kirk & Son Repousse Sterling Silver Baby Spoon & Fork - No Monogram Antique S. Kirk & Son Inc. Sterling Silver Footed Bowl & 2 Coasters 331 Gram NrKirks Folly Large Sparkling Beauty Pin / Pendant / Enhancer Hematite S Kirk & Son Sterling Silver Flatware 4-pc Place Settings2015 Star Trek Kirk & U.s.s. Enterprise 1 Oz Silver Proof 2 Coin Set Kirk & Sons Repousse Sterling Silver 4-piece Place Setting * No MonogramsS. Kirk & Son Pair Of Sterling Silver Small Trays 130g. EachS Kirk & Sons Repousse Sterling Silver Ladle 2.6 Ozs!Kirks Folly Fairy Iris Pin Silvertone PinkS Kirk & Son Sterling Silver Repousse Bon Bon SpoonS. Kirk And Sterling Baby Infant Spoon And Fork No MonogramKirks Folly Dragonfly Delight Pin SilvertoneKirks Folly Luna Kitty Angel ~ Moon Dreams Pin Silvertone Crescent Moon2015 1oz Silver Proof Star Trek: Capt James T. Kirk & U.s.s. Enterprise Ncc-1702015 Star Trek - Capt Kirk & Enterprise 1oz Silver Proof Two-coin SetS. Kirk & Son Sterling Silver Creamer 180g.Estate Lot Of 5 Hammered Sterling Silver Match Box Holders,spaulding,s.kirk N SS. Kirk & Son Sterling Bon Bon Spoon Repousse 5 1/8" Used 26.28 GramsSterling Silver S.kirk & Son Rose Flower Cluster Book Mark - 8.1 GramsKirk Stieff Rose Sterling Silver Hh Steak Knife Stainless Blade 8 1/2Kirk Repousse All Sterling Bon Bon/nut SpoonSterling Silver - S Kirk & Son Monogrammed Luggage Tag 14.3g - Brooch Pi7711Twelve S. Kirk & Son Sterling Silver Service Plates, 247 Ozt.S. Kirk & Son Sterling Silver Floral Repousse Berry Fruit Design Serving SpoonExcellent Kirk & Sons Sterling Silver Repousse Short Nut Berry Spoon * Free ShipKirk Sterling Silver Repousse Berry SpoonAntique Kirk & Son Sterling Silver Repousse Curved Baby SpoonVintage Kirk & Son Sterling Silver Repousse Knife & Fork Carving Set In CaseElegant Sterling Silver S. Kirk & Son Repousse Scalloped Spoon ~ 22.4g2015 1 Oz Star Trek: James Kirk & Enterprise Silver Proof Two-coin Set Sku34816England- 1761- Geoges Iii &charlotte Wedding-silver By KirkKirk Steiff Sterling Silver Repousse Purse MirrorVintage Kirk & Sons Sterling Silver Round Floral Repousse Clip-on EarringsKirks Folly Silvertone Garden Fairy Earrings Kirk & Son Sterling Silver 925/1000 Repousee Sugar Claw Tongs Harvest Repair As Is: Kirks Folly Signed Silver Tone Rhinestone Post Earrings Kirks Folly Wishing Cherub Angels Good Luck Horseshoe Pin Silvertone