Clement Beecher designs in collections and historical information

Marks, historical information & more concerning the design legacy.

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artdesigncafé - design | Design Meriden | 28 March 2016 | Updated 19 July 2020

"[Clement Beecher], Berlin and Cheshire, 1778-1869
In 1801, [he] advertised in [the] Connecticut Courant that he was in the "Gold and silversmithing business: likewise brass founding, in Berlin, opposite the Academy." ... In 1818 he was living in Cheshire on a farm on the road leading to Milldale. At one time he conducted his business in that town under the name Clement Beecher & Co. ... He called his shop and farm the "New Jerusalem." ... Many specimens of his work have been found marked C. B., particularly among the older families of the district."— Excerpt from George Munson Curtis’s Early silver of Connecticut and its makers (1913), (pp. 84-5). (See entry below.)

A. Clement Beecher designs in collections

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c. 1805 - tablespoon

Clement Beecher. (c. 1805). Tablespoon. Silver. (Accession no. 1985.86.66. Viewed 17 July 2018. A00182; G02915.)

c. 1805 - two teaspoons

Clement Beecher. (c. 1805). Two teaspoons. Silver. (Accession no. 1985.87.238.1-2. Viewed 17 July 2018. G02916).

c. 1805-20 - teaspoon

Clement Beecher. (c. 1805-20). Teaspoon. Silver. (Accession no. 1985.87.236. Viewed 17 July 2018. G02917).

c. 1805-20 - teaspoon

Clement Beecher. (c. 1805-20). Teaspoon. Silver. (Accession no. 1985.87.237. Viewed 17 July 2018. G02918).


1810-20 - tablespoon

Clement Beecher. (1810-20). Tablespoon. Silver. (Accession no. 1962.0240.964. Viewed 28 March 2017. A01825.)

c. 1815 - teaspoon

Clement Beecher. (c. 1815). Teaspoon. Silver. (Accession no. 1985.87.234. Viewed 28 March 2017. G02919).

c. 1815 - teaspoon

Clement Beecher. (c. 1815). Teaspoon. Silver. (Accession no. 1985.87.235. Viewed 17 July 2018. G02920).

c. 1815 - four teaspoons

Clement Beecher. (c. 1815). Four teaspoons. Silver. (Accession no. 1993.51.38.1-4. Viewed 17 July 2018. G02921).


c. 1820 - spoon

Clement Beecher. (c. 1820). Spoon. (Accession no. 1971.133. Viewed 23 August 2018. J00062-65).

  • Offline - New Haven Museum, Connecticut.

c. 1825 - tablespoon

Clement Beecher. (c. 1825). Tablespoon. Silver. (Accession no. 1992.63.4. Viewed 17 July 2018. G02922).

B. Clement Beecher - historical information

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Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1800s-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 19 July 2020. F01354; L01679).


1913 - secondary source

Curtis, George Munson. (1913). On Clement Beecher, (pp. 84-5). In Early silver of Connecticut and its makers. International Silver Co.: Meriden, CT. (See excerpt above.)


1948 - secondary source

Ensko, Stephen G. C. (1948). Clement Beecher listing, (p. 23). In Robert Ensko’s American silversmiths and their marks III. Robert Ensko, Inc.: New York. (Viewed 23 August 2017. G00012-13.)


2007 - book mention

Bohan, Peter J. and Hammerslough, Philip. (2007). Early Connecticut silver, 1700-1840, (paperback edition), (p. 222: listing of "Beecher, C. & Co." and "Beecher, Clement"; p. 264, two Clement Beecher marks). (Viewed 19 July 2020. L01678; L01680).

"Beecher, C., & Co. Clement Beecher; working c. 1820 in Meriden."

"Beecher, Clement (1778-1869). Beecher was born in Harwinton. He was working 1801 in Berlin as goldsmith, silversmith, and brass founder. By 1818, he was living in Cheshire. He was in Meriden c. 1820 in the firm of C. Beecher & Co. At times he was an itinerant silversmith in the Cheshire-Meriden-Berlin area." (Excerpt from above.)


n. d. - mark, Clement Beecher

(n. d.) Photo of Clement Beecher mark. (Viewed 26 April 2020. C01296).

Click the following link to see designs and documentation for other historical companies from the Meriden area, and those that were connected to the International Silver Company; go to the historical Meriden design overview page and scroll down to section D: "ISC, predecessors & divisions", E: "Other featured companies" and G: "Featured early pewter / britannia / silver makers".