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for Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts Vol. 11 Issue 1, May 1985
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Recently several pieces of hollowware dating circa 1815 have been discovered with a clear maker’s mark, IOG. The mark is for James Orme Gaither, a silversmith of the Gaither family who settled in North Carolina and Maryland. James started his own business in Georgetown, D.C., and often made silver for legislators and visitors to the nation’s capital.
Isaac Zane, Jr. of Philadelphia was a prominent iron maker who operated Marlboro Furnace in Frederick County, Virginia during the eighteenth century. Zane’s products of his furnace are among the very finest known southern cast iron.