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A.N. FISHER

8, Wilderness Row, Clerkenwell, London


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A.N. Fisher - London - 1876

Albert Nathaniel Fisher succeeded to the business of George Josephs around 1874. The business entered their marks, 'ANF' contained within an oblong punch on the 17th September 1874, 'A.N.F' contained within an oblong punch on the 26th April 1877, and 'an/f', in Gothic letters contained within a trefoil punch on the 26th November 1878.

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I. HENNIG & Co. Ltd.

Audrey House, Ely Place, London


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I. Hennig and Co. Ltd. - London - 1946

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M. HAYES & SONS Ltd.

106, Hatton Garden, London


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M. Hayes & Sons Ltd. - London - 1952

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GEORGE FARQUHARSON

Strand, London


DIED

On Saturday, at Upper Ground, Christ Church, Blackfriars-road, in his 75th year, Mr. George Farquharson, formerly a jeweller and silversmith in the Strand.


Source: The Morning Post - 21st June 1810

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J. DREW & Co. - J. DREW & SON - DREW & SONS

33, Piccadilly Circus and 156 & 157, Leadenhall Street, and 62, Hatton Garden, London, and 42, King's Road, and 186, The Beach, Brighton


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Drew & Sons - London - 1902


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J. Drew & Co. - London - 1872

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J. Drew & Son - London - 1885

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Drew & Sons - London - 1904

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Drew - London - 1907

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Drew & Sons - London - 1910


Additional retailer marks of Drew & Sons:

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DREW & SONS/MAKERS/PICCADILLY/CIRCUS

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DREW & SONS/MAKERS/LEADENHALL ST/LONDON


An example of the work and mark of Drew & Sons:

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SSD/ED (Samuel Summers Drew & Ernest Drew) - London - 1891

Established in 1844.

Noted as exhibitors at the Inventions Exhibition of 1885.

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G. & T. JEWELLERS Ltd.

113-117, Farringdon Road, London


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G. & T. Jewellers Ltd. - London - 1979

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GREY & Co.

7, Market Place and 161a, Great Portland Street, London

Examples of the work and mark of Grey & Co., menu-holders, assayed at Chester in 1922:

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Chester - 1922

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Gy. & Co.

Grey & Co. were registered at the London, Birmingham, & Chester assay offices.

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CHARLES WATSON

41-42, Barbican, and 16, Norton Folgate, London


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C. Watson - London - 1843

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C. Watson - London - 1846

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Charles Watson - London - 1851

Established in 1795.

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L. & S.E. HARRON

261, later, 320, High Holborn, London


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L. & S.E. Harron - London - 1880

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Harron's - London - 1881

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C. & W. PADGETT

49, Lexington Street, London

An example of the work and mark of C. & W. Padgett:

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Rd. 491553

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London - 1907

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C&WPt.

The business of Charles and Walter Padgett.

See also: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=30091&p=134952&hilit=padgett#p134952

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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CATHERINE ANNE COCKERELL (COBB)

An Obituary of the jeweller and silversmith, Catherine Cobb (b.1903-d.1995), that appeared in 'The Independent':

OBITUARY: Catherine Cobb
Alan Powers
Thursday 12 October 1995 00:02

The study of the crafts in 20th-century England requires, beyond knowledge of objects, a knowledge of people and their activities away from the workbench. The life of Catherine Cobb spanned nearly the whole century and her craft career, from initiation into jewellery-making on the floor underneath her mother's workbench to the classes she was teaching in Cambridge within a month of her death, was nearly as long. Besides this she was a puppeteer and examiner in art all over the world.

As the daughter of the bookbinder Douglas Cockerell and his wife Florence Arundel (who died when she was a child), she was born into an Arts and Crafts household. There was a photograph of William Morris in the hall of the Cockerells' house in Letchworth and she assumed for years that he must have been one of the distinguished bearded visitors, although she was born seven years too late. Her uncle Sir Sydney Cockerell knew Morris and John Ruskin. She never doubted that the crafts were "a perfectly reasonable way to spend one's life".

"Casty" Cockerell learnt her craft of jewellery and silversmithing at the Central School, in London, where she joined some lively students who were experimenting with block-printing textiles. One of these, Joyce Clissold, became a firm friend and Casty had space in the Footprints textile workshop which Clissold took over from its founders. Casty found some Punch and Judy puppets in her family attic, Clissold printed fabric for a "set-up" and in the summers of the Thirties they took their Punch and Judy show on tour, around Buckinghamshire and along the south coast.

There were many adventures retailed in Clissold's diaries, which were lent by Casty Cobb for the exhibition "Bold Impressions" which recently opened at Central St Martin's Lethaby Gallery. She also assisted the sculptor William Simmonds with his marionette theatre, remembered with awe by the few lucky enough to see it, helping to pass the puppets on and off while the illustrator Barnett Freedman provided music with his violin.

Casty Cobb's work falls into three categories. There were pieces of jewellery, typically of a slightly improvised nature using objets trouves like quartz from a Scottish stream-bed and materials of low value found by rummaging in suppliers' boxes in Clerkenwell Road. She had a fondness for the clear, bright and transparent and no aversion to theatricality. Among her recent productions were necklaces with black, white and red beads on brass safety pins. Another line of work was to supply silver clasps and other ornaments for bookbindings from the Cockerell bindery which was carried on by her brother Sydney.

Perhaps her most individual contribution to the crafts of her time was in silver pique work on ivory and ebony. This consists of hammering silver wire into holes pierced in the base material to make little silver points, arranged in simple patterns. She made ivory boxes and cruet sets but most particularly cutlery. It was after the war that she realised the likely demand for fine stainless steel knives to go with old silver, when servants to clean knife blades no longer existed. She made knives and forks, with steel elements forged in Sheffield to her design, to which she added her delightful and distinctive pique handles.

In 1937 Casty married Arthur Cobb and encouraged him in setting up the Forest School Camps Group. When her children had grown up, she began examining in art for the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, often travelling with the potter Charlotte Bawden. She was sent to Malaya, Africa and India, recalling, "We pulled up the standard. They were always willing to listen to us, and we had a good deal to say."

The Cobbs moved to Cambridge during the Second World War and Casty taught drawing and design as well as jewellery at Cambridge Technical College. She later held a jewellery class at her house in Trumpington without any thought of retiring even after reaching 90, sharing the benefits of her excellent collection of tools as well as a sense of the pleasure and excitement of the activity itself, overlooked by Joyce Clissold's fabric collage pictures of some of their shared adventures.

Cobb was a member of the Art Workers Guild. Her work is represented in the collection of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.

Alan Powers

Catherine Anne Cockerell, jeweller and silversmith: born 28 March 1903; married 1937 Arthur Cobb (died 1984; one son, three daughters); died Cambridge 17 September 1995.


Source: The Independent - 12th October 1995

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PRIESTMAN

Princess Street, Soho, London


13th May - A most daring attempt was on Sunday made to break open the shop of Mr. Priestman, jeweller and silversmith, in Princess-street, Soho. Mr. Priestman and the whole of his family left the house to go a little way out of town. From two o’clock in the afternoon till eight in the evening a number of men were observed by the neighbours lurking about the shop door, and endeavouring to break it open; but the door was so properly secured that all their exertions were baffled. Information was at length sent to the public office, in Bow-street, when Blackman, Lavender, and Leigh, went in pursuit of the robbers. A little before nine o’clock they found the shop surrounded by five notorious housebreakers. The villains made a desperate resistance to the officers taking them into custody; but they at length succeeded in securing Edward Egerton, John Clemence, and Thomas Whitfield, three well-known characters. Yesterday they were brought to Bow-street, and underwent an examination before James Read, esq. The officers produced a bottle of phosphorus and matches, which they found upon Clemence ; likewise, two iron crows and a number of pick-lock keys found near the prisoners. They were committed for further examination.

Source: The New Annual Register - 1806

The above likely refers to George Alexander Priestman, a silvermith of St. Anne's Soho who died in 1813.

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WALKER

High Road, Finchley, London


A JEWELLER'S WINDOW RANSACKED

A daring burglary was perpetrated yesterday morning, whereby a quantity of jewellery, valued at over £40, was stolen from the shop of Mr Walker, watchmaker and jeweller, in the High-road, Finchley. The window is fitted with revolving wood shutters, which is protected by a wire framework, Early yesterday morning it was discovered that a hole had been cut in the shutter, a portion of the plate-glass front cutout, and the thieves succeeded in carrying off some 30 watches, a number of gold and silver rings, scarf pins, and chains. The detectives have the case in hand, but no arrest has been made.


Source: South Wales Echo - 19th November 1887

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A. THARINGER

153, South Lambeth Road,London


A daring and successful attempt at burglary has been made on the premises of Mr. A. Tharinger, watchmaker. 153, South Lambeth-road,London, a considerable amount of property being stolen,including watches and other articles forming the stock. One show window was completely emptied of its more valuable contents. Some doubt exists whether a forcible entry was made after Mr. Tharinger retired to rest, or whether the thief concealed himself on the premises during the press of Saturday evening. The robbery was carefully planned, and the police have practically no clue. the full amount of the loss cannot be ascertained until the stock is gone through.

Source: Evening Express - 14th April 1896

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MADAME LINA

26, Dorset Street, Baker Street, London


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Madame Lina - London - 1878

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F.T.A. ULETT

Philbeach Hall, Philbeach Gardens, Kensington, London


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F.T.A. Ulett - London - 1902

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WILLIAM HUBBARD

4, Allen Street, Goswell Street, Clerkenwell, London


An example of the work and mark of the watchcase maker, William Hubbard:

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W.H - London - 1873

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GEORGE H. MILLER

174, Brick Lane, Bethnal Greenl, London


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George H. Miller - London - 1920

Established in 1911.

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JOHN PRICE

Little Maddox Street, London


DIED

On Sunday morning, the 5th instant, after a long and painful disorder, which she has borne with true Christian resignation, Mrs Sarah Price, wife of Mr. John Price, Jeweller and Toyman, Little Maddox-street.


Source: The Morning Post - 13th February 1809

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JUDD HARDING

Holles Street, Cavendish Square, London


DIED

Mr. Judd Harding, goldsmith and jeweller, of Holles-street, Cavendish-square, London


Source: Jackson's Oxford Journal - 7th August 1819

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