H. L. STEWART
104, George Street, Limerick
H. L. STEWART, Manufacturing Jeweller, Watchmaker, and Optician, 104, George Street, Limerick. One of the most attractive establishments in George Street, Limerick's most fashionable business thoroughfare, is that of Mr. H. L. Stewart, the high-class Art Goldsmith, Jeweller, Silversmith, and Watchmaker, the business having been established by the father of the present proprietor about a quarter of a century ago. The premises occupied by Mr. Stewart comprise a splendid shop with spacious frontage, the plate-glass window affording every accommodation for the attractive display of the magnificent stock. This consists of ladies' and gentlemen's gold and silver watches, and an elegant assortment of silver and electroplated goods, including a variety of waiters, trays, fish knives and forks, dessert knives, lock-up spirit frames, salad bowls, revolving cover dishes, fish carvers, saltcellars, cruet frames, toast racks, entree dishes, kettles and stands of the newest patterns, both quite plain and splendidly chased, engraved, and embossed. There is also a large stock of jewellery of artistic design and superior workmanship, comprising brooches, bracelets, chains, diamond crescents and stars for the hair; dress and other rings composed of pearls, rubies, emeralds, opals, sapphires, diamonds, and other gems. The interior of the establishment is fitted with appointments of a superior description, and the goods are arranged for inspection with conspicuous taste and judgement. A much appreciated speciality of the house is the large selection of novelties in bijouterie, and the constant succession of the same. Articles specially suited for wedding, christening, and birthday gifts, as well as presentation and prize plate, form an attractive feature of the stock, careful attention being devoted by the principal to this branch of the business. The repairing department supplies another important detail, skilled and competent workmen being retained for the execution of repairs to watches, chronometers, plate, and jewellery, and the rearranging and re-mounting of gem ornaments of every description. The connection of the house includes the leading families of the City and county, as well as many of the aristocracy of other parts of Ireland, and the courtesy and attention of the principal, who personally superintends the establishment, has been recognised by a satisfactory and ever-increasing amount of popular and well-deserved support. We may add that Mr. Stewart also successfully controls a branch business at Church Street, Ennis.
Source: Dublin, Cork, and South of Ireland: A Literary, Commercial, and Social Review - 1892
Henry L. Stewart entered his mark, 'HLS' contained within an oblong punch, with the Dublin Assay Office in 1889.