Otto Paul De Parisen
- Born: abt 1735, Berlin, Germany
- Marriage: Hester Sicard about 1760 in New York City NY
- Died: 17 Jan 1811, New Rochelle NY
Events in his life were:
- He worked from 1763 to 1800 as a silversmith in New York City NY 4
- Advertised in the The New-York Gazette (New York City NY), 14 Mar 1763,
"Otto Parisien, Gold-Smith, from Berlin, Makes all Sorts of Plate Work, both plain and chas'd, in the neatest and most expeditious Manner; Likewise undertakes chasing any Piece of old Plate, at his House, the lower End of Batto Street."
- Made freeman of New York City NY, 31 Jan 1764.
Naturalized on 18 January 1763. 4
- Coffeepot, c 1765
h: 12 1/2"
wt: 36 oz, 10 dwt
Engraved PCM in cartouche for Peter and Catherine (Sleght) Mesier.
- Advertised in the The New-York Mercury (New York City NY), 20 May 1765,
"Five Pounds Reward. Stolen out of the Shop of Otto Parisien, Goldsmith, in Smith-street, on Friday last the 17th of May, in the Afternoon; A small four-square black Shagreen Box, containing the following Rings, viz. One Diamond Ring, middle Stone Shape of a Heart, set round with Sparks, one ditto with brown Stone, with a Roman Head cut on, set round with Sparks, one ditto, a Garnet Eight-square, one Spark each Side; one ditto, an Emerald, four-square, one Spark on each Side; one ditto set in the Form of a Flower-pot, the Middle a Diamond, two Sparks, three Rubies above, and an Emerald and a Topaz on each Side; one ditto, a Saphio, in the Shape of a Heart, with an Emerald and two Sparks above in the Form of a Crown; one ditto, a Moco the Middle, Garnets all round; one ditto, a Garnet, the Middle in Form of a Heart, very long, two Bristol Stones each Side; one ditto, four Garnets set across, a small white Stone in the Middle. Any Person or Persons that should offer any of the above Rings for Sale, or to pawn, it is desired they may be stopped, that they may be brought to Justice, and the above Reward will be given by Otto Parisien." 4
- Advertised in the New York Journal (New York City NY), 1769, as a silversmith 4
- Advertised in the The New-York Journal or the General Advertiser (New York City NY), 9 Feb 1769,
"Otto Parisien, Silver-Smith, Living near Peck's-Slip, opposite to Mr. Vandervoort's, Returns Thanks to his Customers for past Favours, and hopes their Continuance; which he shall endeavour to deserve, by supplying those Gentlemen and Ladies who please to employ him, with all kinds of wrought Plate, either chased or plain, according to any Pattern they shall please to send or direct; and by doing the Work in the best and neatest Manner, and at the cheapest Rates."
- Freedom box, 1773
w" 3 1/4"
wt: 3 oz 5 dwt
Commissioned by the Court of Common Council of the City of New York for presentation to General Thomas Gage.
- Advertised in the New York Gazette (New York City NY), 1774, as a silversmith 4
- Advertised in the New York Packet (New York City NY), 1785, as a silversmith 4
- He was a partner from 1785 to 1789 with David Parisen in New York City NY as OTTO PARISEN & SON. 4
- He was a partner from 1789 to 1790 with Philip Parisen in New York City NY as OTTO PARISEN & SON. 4
- Advertised in the The Diary (New York City NY), 1792, as a silversmith 4
- Advertised in the New York Gazette (New York City NY), 1793, as a gold- and silversmith 4
Otto married Hester Sicard about 1760 in New York City NY. (Hester Sicard was born on 22 Jan 1739 in New Rochelle NY.)