Mark McHugh & Spencer Gordon have been in business together as Spencer Marks since 1987. We sell fine silver at prominent antique shows, and here on our guaranteed website.
Over the years we've had many very special items. Our clients include many museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; Winterthur Museum; The Yale University Art Gallery; The Dallas Museum of Art; The Carnegie Museum of Art; The Baltimore Museum of Art; The Corning Museum of Glass; The Rhode Island School of Design Museum and others; several historical societies and many important private collectors.
The editor of Silver Magazine has said we are "...some of the most knowledgeable (people) in the field of silver." Others agree. We've been quoted as experts in Maine Antique Digest, Antiques and the Arts Weekly, Town and Country, the Philadelphia Inquirer, House Beautiful, House and Garden and American Express's Departures Magazine amongst others. We've been consulted by museum curators and branches of the US government.
Meet Spencer Marks
For those of you who have never met us, we suggest you read Meet Spencer Marks, an informative, albeit somewhat formal and dated piece about us that appeared in a national antiques publication, the Antiques and the Arts Weekly.
We are proud members of The Art and Antiques Dealers League of America, The Antique Dealers Association of America and The Antiques Council. These are member run, invitation only organizations whose select members adhere to the highest ethical and business standards. We are also members of The Silver Society (London), and The New York Silver Society, two scholarly social organizations. Learn more here.
John R. Wendt Article
See the article we wrote in Silver Magazine's 30th anniversary issue identifying a mark and some important work by the partnership of Augustus Rogers and John Wendt.
Fun Stuff and Past Treasures
Please see our archive areas in the left menu which include items we've enjoyed having over the years - some of them great, some of them just fun. Enjoy.
We have also put together some pages of old photographs which you may find interesting. We have tried to chronicle some of our adventures from the start up to today. The Past Booths page is just that.