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FRANCIS MARSHALL

Gayfield Place, Edinburgh


The prize given by the late Colonel Peter Murray to the Dux of the Highest Class in the High School, was this year adjudged to Master William Cullen.—And the prize for Writing was given to Master Martin Marshall, son of Mr Francis Marshall, jeweller, Gayfield Place.

Source: The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany - 1813


Francis Marshall became a burgess and guildbrother in 1782 as a merchant. He was a partner in Marshall & Sons and then the senior partner in the firm of F. J. & W. Marshall along with his two sons, James and Walter.

Francis Marshall died on the 4th December 1832.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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ROBERT LECKIE

Glasgow


1754 Silver-Smiths.--Mr. Robert Leckie was the first silver-smith that opened shop in Glasgow.

Source: Enumeration of the Inhabitants of Scotland - 1823

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J. BROWN & SON

High Street, Selkirk


Centenary Year - The Scottish firm of watchmakers and jewellers, J. Brown & Son, High Street, Selkirk, celebrates this year its hundredth year of trading. The present principal is the third generation of the Brown family to continue the business.

Source: Jeweller & Metalworker - 1st July 1962

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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JOHN JEFFREY

Armadale


The estates of John Jeffrey, Watchmaker, Armadale, in the county of Linlithgow, were sequestrated on the 26th June, 1880, by the Court of Session. The first deliverance is dated 26th June, 1880. The meeting to elect the Trustee and Commissioners is to be held at twelve o'clock, noon, on Tuesday, 6th July, 1880, within the Faculty-hall, Glasgow.
A composition may be offered at this meeting; and to entitle creditors to the first dividend, their oaths and grounds of debt must be lodged on or before the 26th October, 1880.
The sequestration has been remitted to the Sheriff Court of Lanarkshire, and Warrant of Protection has been granted to the Bankrupt.
All future advertisements relating to this sequestration will be published in the Edinburgh Gazette alone.

DOUGLAS, KER, and SMITH, W.S.,
43, George-street, Edinburgh, Agents.


Source: The London Gazette - 2nd July 1880

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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SAMUEL BROWN

Renfield Street, Glasgow


Thieves who broke into a jeweller's shop in Renfield Street, Glasgow, at the weekend are believed to have entered the shop through the floor of Green's Playhouse cinema, which is in the same building.

The thieves are thought to have remained in the cinema after a Sunday night film show and to have entered through the ceiling of the shop after lifting a trap-door in the floor of the cinema.

Articles stolen may be worth £3,000. The shop's owner, Mr. Samuel Brown, said that among the items missing were about 400 watches and 300 rings. A safe had also been forced and about £100 stolen.


Source: The Glasgow Herald - 29th December 1964

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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ROBERT GRAY & SON

Glasgow


Examples of the work of Robert Gray & Son:

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RG & S - Glasgow - 1848


Robert Gray was working as from 1776, he was a founder member of the Glasgow Goldsmiths' Company in 1819 and was chairman until 1824.

The firm was restyled to Robert Gray & Son in 1802, when Robert entered into partnership with his son, William, and continued until 1852.

The products of this workshop were assayed at Edinburgh up until 1819, but following the establishment of the Glasgow office all their work was assayed there.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:17 am

RS - (unidentified)


An example of the as yet unidentified silversmith, RS:

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RS - Edinburgh - 1812

A possibility for the identity of RS may be Robert Scott. Scott was thought to be working at Greenock during the years 1812-1825.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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SHETLAND SILVERCRAFT

Soundside, Weisdale, Shetland


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Shetland Silvercraft - Shetland - 1969


In business as from c.1953 under the ownership of Mrs. M.S. Rae and managed by J.G. Rae.

This business appears to have restyled in the early 1980's to 'Shetland Jewellery', the partners being: JG Rae, Kenneth William Sinclair Rae, Margaret Sinclair Rae, Alastair Ian Maxwell Rae & Ann K Rae.

Shetland Silvercraft/Shetland Jewellery are registered with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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OLA M. GORIE, later OLA GORIE

8, King Street, later, 11, Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney


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Ola M. Gorie - Kirkwell, Orkney - 1969

Ola Gorie was born at Kirkwall, Orkney on the 27th October 1937.

She trained at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen.

She started making jewellery on a commercial basis following her graduation in 1960.

She was awarded an MBE in 1999 in recognition of her services to the jewellery industry.

The business was restyled to 'OLA GORIE' in the 1990's. The business is managed by Duncan McLean, the son-in-law of Ola Gorie.

The jewellery is mostly made by Karen Duncan, who has been making Ola Gorie jewellery for nearly twenty years.

Marks include:
OLA - early mark in use c.1959 - 1963
OMG - registered 24th September 1963 with the Edinburgh Assay Office.
OG - used as from sometime in the 1990's when the firm's name was restyled from Ola M. Gorie to Ola Gorie.

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OMG - ST. SIL

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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JOHN CLARK

Edinburgh and Lisbon


Regarding the robes and insignia of the Usher of the White Rod:

.....Along with these richly enamelled insignia reposes an older, plainer rod of Scottish make. It measures 33 inches in length, and is slighter and more graceful in its lines. It is of silver with a boss at the middle and at the butt-end, and ensigned with a unicorn supporting a shield, all in silver. On the shield is engraved a lion rampant. There is no tressure, but in its place is the Scottish motto, also engraved. The bosses have originally been water-gilded, and appear to have been recently touched up rather thinly by the electro process. The hall-mark of Edinburgh for 1765 appears on the rod, with the maker's name—Clark—stamped beside it.

Source: The Scottish Antiquary - 1897


John Clark was apprenticed to Patrick Murray in 1734. He worked as journeyman to James Gillieland before becoming a freeman on the 24th June1751.

He was known to have worked at Lisbon prior to returning to Edinburgh in 1770. Upon his return he worked as a journeyman before being appointed to the position of joint assay-master, alongside George Auld, on the 30th July 1781. He remained in that post until his death in 1798.

For details of the employees of John Clark see: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=8565&p=122909#p122909

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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DAVID W. HOWIE

Dunfermline


In Dunfermline Sheriff Court Sheriff Gillespie has decided a case in which Andrew Stewart, retired watchmaker, lately of Dunfermline and now of Kirkcaldy, asked for interdict against John F. Yule, solicitor, Dunfermline, as trustee in the cessio of David W. Howie, watchmaker and jeweller, Dunfermline, interfering with or selling a number of articles of jewellery which had been transferred to Howie in 1896 by pursuer. The pursuer alleged that the articles had been transferred to Howie under an agreement of hire, by which Howie was to pay the value of the articles in twelve monthly payments, and it was specifically stated that the property in the articles was to remain with Stewart until the last payment had been made. The articles were valued at £186 in the agreement, and a very small portion of this sum had been paid on the date of Howie's failure. The articles being in the possession of Howie, and forming part of the stock for sale, Mr. Yule, as trustee, took possession of them, and proposed to sell them. The interdict was brought to stop the sale. Sheriff Gillespie, in refusing the prayer of the petitioner, said that if the petitioner's contention was correct, it appeared to him that a wholesale dealer could make an effectual security for goods sold on credit by simply getting the buyer to sign an agreement containing a clause setting forth that it was the intention that the property should be transferred when fully paid up, and not till then. The statement of such a proposition was enough to refute it. It was unnecessary to make any distinction between the articles which originally belonged to the pursuer and those which had subsequently been bought by Howie. The goods being now vested in the defendant for behoof of creditors, he was entitled to sell them and interdict fell to be refused.

Source: The Accountant - 9th June 1900

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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DAVID HODGES

George Street, Edinburgh

An example of what is likely to be the work and marks of David Hodges:

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HODGES - DH - Edinburgh - 1830

David Hodges, Jeweller, Edinburgh, was appointed as Trustee in the sequestration of Robert Winter, Jeweller, South Bridge, Edinburgh, on the 11th September 1830.

He is thought to have died on the 4th March 1846.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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JENNER'S Ltd.

Princes Street, Edinburgh

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Established in 1837.

Jenner's, a Princes Street department store, entered their mark JLtd with the Edinburgh Assay Office on the 20th October 1973.

The firm became part of the House of Fraser as of 13th April 2005.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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R.W. DICKSON

96, Mitchell Street, Glasgow


3 HELD AFTER RAID ON JEWELLER'S

Three men were arrested yesterday after a brick was thrown through the window of R.W. Dickson, jeweller, 96, Mitchell Street, Glasgow, and a number of trays of rings taken.

A fourth man escaped into Gordon Street after a chase by police and employees of George Outram & Co. Ltd.

Mr. John Hamilton, a former police inspector who is now security officer at Outrams, was standing near the jeweller's shop when one of the four men threw a brick through the window.

As two of the men reached for trays of rings, Mr. Hamilton grappled with one of them.

He was struck a glancing blow when the man threw a tray at him.

Several Outram van drivers tackled the other men.

All of the rings, many of which were scattered across Mitchell Street, were recovered.


Source: The Glasgow Herald - 10th January 1967


R.W. Dickson registered their mark, RWD contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, with the Glasgow Assay Office in 1947.

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JOHN FORREST

Glengate Street, Kirriemuir, Forfarshire


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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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ISLE OF MULL SILVER AND GOLDSMITHS Ltd.

Main Street, Tobermory, Isle of Mull


An example of the work and marks of the Isle of Mull Silver Co.:

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PD above AC - Edinburgh - 1985

The business of Philip D'auvergne Anley Campbell and Shiona Finlayson.

Established as the Isle of Mull Silver Co. in 1975 by Philip Campbell. Converted into a limited liability company on the 5th April 2005, styled as Isle of Mull Silver and Goldsmiths Ltd..

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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MITCHELL & RUSSELL

Glasgow


An example of the work and mark of Mitchell & Russell:

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M&R - Edinburgh - 1816

The business of William Mitchell and William Russell. In 1841, when the business was sequestrated, the partners were noted as Alexander Mitchell and William Clark Shaw.

Mitchell & Russell entered marks with both the Edinburgh and Glasgow assay offices.


The Watch That Told the Time of Day to Bobby Burns

Detroit, Mich., July 28.—Fred H. Hitchcock, of 113 Jefferson Ave., has in his possession a watch which belonged to the Scottish poet Robert Burns, having been presented to him by his friend and patron, James, Earl of Glencairn. The watch is open faced, with small hands, and made of gold; the back of the case is protected by a crystal. In the inside of the case is the inscription, "To Robert Burns, from his friend, James, Earl of Glencairn." The watch is numbered 14616 and was made by Mitchell & Russell, of Glasgow. John Kay, of Wright, Kay & Co., says that when he learned the jewelry business in Glasgow the firm referred to was then the oldest in that line.

Mr. Hitchcock has possessed the watch, which still keeps excellent time, for a few weeks only. He got it from a Scotchman, now residing in Canada, and who about twenty years ago purchased it from a niece or grand-niece of the poet whom he found residing near the home of her uncle. The poverty which chilled the life of the bard fell to the lot of his niece and compelled her to sell the watch. Everything else had been disposed of.

Experts have told Mr. Hitchcock that the Robert Burns Club, of New York, would gladly give $1,000 for the relic.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 2nd August 1893

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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ARTHUR ROBERT ANGELL

Paisley


An example of the work and mark of Arthur Angell:

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ARA - Edinburgh

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ARA - Edinburgh - 1960

Arthur Robert Angell registered his mark at the Glasgow Assay Office in 1949. He entered his mark with the Edinburgh Assay Office in 1960.

At some time during the 1950's-1960's period, Arthur Robert Angell was in partnership with Murdoch Campbell Fletcher as 'Angell & Fletcher'.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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ROBERT LENNOX ROBERTSON

527, Govan Road, Glasgow


NOTICES TO CREDITORS

ROBERTSON, Robert Lennox, Watchmaker and Jeweler, 527, GOVAN-ROAD, Glasgow. First dividend at 157, West, George-street, Glasgow, on and after December 4th.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st November 1893

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:19 pm

SOLOMON SHEARER

338, Crown Street, Glasgow


NOTICES TO CREDITORS

SHEARER, SOLOMON, Watchmaker and Jeweler, 338, Crown-street, Glasgow. Meeting: Sheriff- substitute, Bernie's Chambers, Glasgow, February 23rd, 1894.


Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st November 1893

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