Many early American pieces had essentially no uniformity, due largely to American silversmiths not using latest manufacturing techniques adopted in England. Following Boston, New York was the next most prominent US city for silver production. Being the melting pot that it is, New York saw influences from English, French, and Dutch styles.
Further notable cities for silver production as it spread across America: Salem, Massachusetts; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Newport, Rhode Island; and Annapolis, Maryland. These provincial cities and their silversmiths however did not produce products of the same quality as those in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia.
The War of Independence brought silver production to a halt across the U.S and until the economy improved. Despite its departure from the British Empire, America continued to follow English styles in its silversmithing. During the 19th century, companies such as Tiffany & Co. were established, growing triumphant over the independent craftsmen of the day.