Richard Ewing Smith born in Windsor VT. in 1800, arrived in Kentucky in 1821 and opened a jewelry store on Main Street, Louisville. He had brief partnerships, first with a Mr. Grant 1827-31 and second with John Kitts in 1844 which lasted a year. He died in Paducah in 1849
See Marquis Boultinghouse, Silversmiths of Kentucky, 1785-1900
a little wear to engraved initial, light scratches and minor dings from use, one with surface disruption to interior (flaw from time of construction), overall good condition In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.