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Views of British Silversmith's and Jeweller's Premises

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:28 am
by dognose
In 1831, Thomas Hosmer Shepherd published his 'London and it's Environs in the Nineteenth, Illustrated by a Series of Views from Original Drawings'. What is fortunate for us is that some of the views included the premises of silversmiths of the period

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To the left of this drawing of Bishopsgate is the premises of Thomas Burn Hopgood and Metcalf Hopgood (Grimwade 2032, 2705, 2807) of 202 Bishopgate.

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Thomas Ayres as noted by Ambrose Heal at 160, Fenchurch Street.

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Not sure about this one, the view is The Mansion House from The Bank, to the left of the picture is a Gold/Silversmith's shop. The name T. Dulin may refer to the shop or perhaps the offices above. The positioning of the Dulin name in comparision to the Gold/Silversmith & Jeweller sign suggests that there was another name in front of Dulin.

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Goldsmith's Hall in Foster Lane.

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The the right of the Mercer's Hall we see the shopfront of James Bult (Grimwade 1168, 1692, 2518, 3625). 85/86 Cheapside had been the place of work for many silversmiths including James Sutton, William Sutton, Isaac Cooper, James Stamp, Francis Stamp, Samuel Goodbehere and Edward Wigan.

Trev.
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Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:40 am
by buckler
Most interesting and very welcome .
I wonder what date some of the drawings actually are though ?

James Bult at 86 Cheapside is certainly post the 1818 death of Godbehere but the Thomas Ayres view seems more 1800 to 1810 rather than 1830.

Thomas Ayres is recorded by Goldsmiths at 160, Fenchurch Street in 1786 and by Heale as Goldsmith and Jeweler at that address as Goldsmith & Jeweller 1790 -1796

However Leslie Southwick gives the following details fotr Thomas Ayres
"Apprentice to John ALDERHEAD, Livery 1791, Prime Warden 1815, Ayres and Bennet c1812 -1829, died 1831. Sword Hilts and Freedom Boxes"
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Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:45 pm
by Granmaa
Good post, Trev.
For a while now I've fancied hunting down some of the addresses in Grimwade and directories to see what they look like today. I'll get to it eventually.

Miles
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Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:59 pm
by dognose
Hi Clive,

I expect Shepherd's work was created over several years and your dateing could well be correct. The Ayres drawing seems a little less finer in detail compared with the others, perhaps an indication of an earlier work.

Hi Miles,

What a great idea. I wonder how many have survived?

The complete book of the drawings from which the above were taken can be viewed online at:
http://www.archive.org/stream/londonits ... 3/mode/2up

Regards Trev.
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Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:02 pm
by dognose
Link to the trade card of Thomas Ayres:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/s ... umpages=10

Trev.
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Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:59 pm
by Granmaa
Some views all taken from the August 1897(?) edition of Watchmaker, Jeweller, Silversmith & Optician.

John Round & Sons Works in Sheffield

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Their London showrooms in Holborn Circus, bombed in World War II. Though I'm not sure if the company was still there.

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Henry Griffith & Sons in Birmingham.

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Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:10 pm
by dognose
The premises of the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Ltd. in 1899.

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Re: Views of Silversmith's Premises

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:07 pm
by dognose
Not the greatest of images, but this is the shopfront of James Dowling in 1830.

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James Dowling's premises were situated at 8, Donegall Street, Belfast. He was formerly a partner of Henry Gardner (Gardner & Dowling).

Trev.

Re: Views of Silversmith's Premises

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:00 pm
by dognose
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Sarl & Sons at Cornhill, London in 1851.

These premises went under a major reconstuction during the period 1857-60.

Trev.

Re: Views of Silversmith's Premises

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:28 am
by dognose
The shopfront of Jeremiah Scudamore at Spiceal Street, Birmingham.

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Jeremiah Scudamore entered his mark at the Birmingham Assay Office on the 22nd January 1823.

Trev.

Re: Views of Silversmith's Premises

Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:06 am
by dognose
The premises of T A Simpson & Co. situated on the corner of Regent Street and Beak Street, London in 1857.

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Thomas Simpson opened this business c.1856, he had previously been in the employ of Howell, James & Co. He was also noted as having an outlet at Rue du Rivoli in Paris.

Trev.

Re: Views of Silversmith's Premises

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:36 pm
by dognose
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The premises of George Edward & Sons in 1876.

On the left, 92, Buchanan Street, Glasgow, and on the right, 19, Poultry, London (just to the right of The Mansion House).

Trev.

Re: Views of Silversmith's Premises

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:40 am
by dognose
Another view of John Round & Son's Tudor Works, this time from 1878.

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Re: Views of Silversmith's Premises

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:57 am
by dognose
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The above image was taken from the back cover of a Robert Pringle & Sons Trade Catalogue, undated, but thought to be c.1910. The image, very worn, displays, on the left, the Wilderness Works, at 40 & 42, Clerkenwell Road, London. EC 1, and top right, 20, Great Sutton Street, London, EC 1.

The image situated at the bottom right states: The old premises 21, Wilderness Row.


No. 20 Great Sutton Street, formerly comprised Wilderness Works, the factory and warehouse of the old-established Clerkenwell firm Robert Pringle & Sons, one of the largest wholesalers in the country for the jewellery, silverware and clock and watch trades. From c. 1868, Pringles were at No. 21 Wilderness Row (later 42 Clerkenwell Road), taking over No. 40 Clerkenwell Road in 1884. Wilderness Works was built in 1897—8, and initially consisted of the block at Nos 40—42, connected by bridges to the Great Sutton Street building (page 292). In its original form it was in the Queen Anne style, with two Dutch gables on the Clerkenwell Road front (Ill. 576). An extra storey was added in 1907—8, and in 1936—7 the works were extended over the sites of Nos 36—38, the 1890s front being remodelled as part of the present symmetrical façade. The shopfront was supplied by the local firm of Pollards. Gordon Pringle, a member of the family, was the architect. On opening in 1938 the works contained fourteen departments including jewellery and watchmaking, repairs, electroplating and silversmithing.

Source: 'Clerkenwell Road', Survey of London: volume 46: South and East Clerkenwell (2008), pp. 385-406. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report ... pid=119428 Date accessed: 26 August 2013

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Re: Views of Silversmith's Premises

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:20 am
by dognose
William Gilbert's shopfront at 15, High Street, Belfast.

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As can be seen, it was constructed in 1842. This illustration is from 1846.

Trev.

Re: Views of Silversmith's Premises

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:54 am
by dognose
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The frontage of the jewellery manufactory of Josiah Lee, that was situated at 37, Spencer Street, Birmingham.

This illustration is from 1861.

Trev.

Re: Views of Silversmith's Premises

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:03 am
by dognose
A view of Joseph Rogers & Sons factory at 6, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, from 1878.

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Re: Views of Silversmith's Premises

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:33 am
by dognose
A view of Walker & Hall's Howard Street works at Sheffield.

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This image c.1906

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Re: Views of Silversmith's Premises

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:48 am
by dognose
Harrison Fisher & Co,'s Trafalgar Works, Trafalgar Street, Sheffield.

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This image is c.1915

Trev.

Re: Views of Silversmith's Premises

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:07 pm
by dognose
Martin, Hall & Co.'s Shrewsbury Works at Sheffield.

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This image is from 1861.

Trev.