silver camm marked on bottom twice “S. Richards.” Period engraving on bottom is “HH to CLH” and
“1818.” “S. Richards” was either the mark
of Samuel R. Richards, Jr. that Kovels
shows working in Philadelphia, PA from 1791 to 1818 or it was the mark of
Stephen Richards of New York that Kovels
shows working from 1815 to 1825. The
form appears to predate 1818 and it is reasonable to assume that Samuel R.
Richards, Jr., the older man of the two, is the more likely maker. The camm is in near perfect condition and is
of heavy construction with a star band at bottom and a rope band motif at the
center and top.
camm has a height of 3½ inches, a diameter on the top of 2 15/16 inches and the
diameter of the bottom is 3⅛ inches.