Prince & Cattles Example

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Prince & Cattles Example

Postby dognose » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:50 am

Hi,

Here is a fine example of the work of the York silversmithing partnership of Prince & Cattles.

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George Cattle and Robert Cattle, who were maybe cousins, joined the partnership of John Hampston and John Prince in 1796, the firm then became known as Hampston, Prince & Cattles. John Hampston retired because of ill health in 1804, and the firm was renamed Prince & Cattles.

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The maker's mark on this piece is to be found during part of the year 1804 only.

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Postby MCB » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:21 pm

Jackson's pages 465 & 471 show the Prince & Cattle partnership continued beyond 1804 until 1807 using "P" over "&C" without pellets.
George Cattle I died in 1807, John Prince not until 1835.
Robert Cattle joined Jas. Barber in partnership in 1808 using "RC" over "JB" as in the Forum's maker's mark list for York.

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Postby dognose » Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:37 pm

Hi Mike,

Yes, George Cattle died suddenly from a 'brain fever' on the 29th September 1807. Robert Cattle died on the 14th October 1842 and John Prince on the 21st April 1835.

Yorkshire Gazette 25th April 1835
On Tuesday, the 21st inst., at his residence in Fishergate, near this city, after a protracted illness of upwards of four years, in the 87th year of his age, John Prince Esq. He, along with his late partner, Mr. Hamson (sic), first established the extensive and most respectable business of goldsmiths and jewellers, which, for a long series of years, has been carried on in Coney Street. In the year 1793, he paid the usual fine for being excused serving the office of sheriff of this city. Although of late years his generosity to the poor - particularly at his own door - was not regulated by that discrimination which protected him from imposition, his extensive charities will, nevertheless, be long and gratefully remembered by the needy and distressed.

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Re: Prince & Cattles Example

Postby dognose » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:15 am

Death Notice of George Cattle:

On Tuesday morning, suddenly, to the inexpressible grief of his family, relatives, friends, and acquaintance, Mr George Cattle, one of the firm of Messrs Prince and Cattles' of this city, Jewellers and Silversmiths. He was one of the Common Councilmen of the Corporation for Bootham Ward, and was a man highly and truly respected by every branch of the community, for his candid, friendly, honest, and generous conduct throughout life.

Source: York Herald - 3rd October 1807

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