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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:44 am

R. & G. DRUMMOND

Gordon Street, later, 128, Buchanan Street, Glasgow


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R. & G. Drummond - Glasgow - 1868


A example of what is likely to be of the unofficial mark of R. & G. Drummond overstriking that of the mark of William Coghill:

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W.C - Glasgow - 1875

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R.&G.D - Glasgow - 1875

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R.&G.D - Glasgow - 1875

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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COLIN ALLAN

Aberdeen


Colin Allan, jeweller and goldsmith in Aberdeen, begs to acquaint the public in general that he has established a manufactory for sawing and polishing granite slabs, tables, and chimney pieces, &c.

Source: Aberdeen Journal - 3rd December 1770 (reproduced in The Builder - 18th September 1886)

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G.W. WHEELER

108, Renfield Street, Glasgow


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G.W. Wheeler - Glasgow - 1875

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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JOHN VALENTINE BOOTH - KERVAL & Co. - STONECRAFT & Co. - GLENCRAFT & Co.

Aberdeen


Example of the work of John Valentine Booth:

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JVB

John Valentine Booth registered his first mark with the Edinburgh Assay Office on the 7th August 1969.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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DYKES BROTHERS

11, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, 4, Albert Square, Manchester, and 75b, Queen Victoria Street, London


An Art Nouveau tea kettle marked by Dykes Bros., Glasgow:

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D. BROs. G


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Dykes Bros. - Manchester - 1908


Dykes Brothers entered their marks, 'AWD' (Alexander Whyte Dykes) and 'D.BROS.' with the Glasgow Assay Office.

See also: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=118948&hilit=dykes#p118948

A.W. Dykes entered his mark 'A.W.D' with the Chester Assay Office on the 5th July 1901.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:01 am

LEWIS & ALEXANDER

3, East Register Street, Edinburgh


An example of the work and mark of Lewis & Alexander:

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L&A - Edinburgh - 1883

The partnership of George Lewis and (?) Alexander.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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JAMES RONALD

23, Cathcart Street, Greenock


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James Ronald - Greenock - 1903

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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GRAHAM LEISHMAN STEWART

Dunblane


A picturesque 300-year-old building, rescued from demolition in Dunblane's Cathedral Square, houses the Cornerstone Gallery which constantly specialises in silver and goldsmithing and diversifies with exhibitions of paintings, prints and so on every four to six weeks.

Bill and Graham Stewart (father and son) make individual hand-worked pieces of jewellery which are much in demand for clients ranging from local farmers to Margaret Thatcher. Bill Stewart originally trained in optical instruments and industrial design before turning to silversmithing and his designs are clean-cut and elegant. His latest commission has been a triangular rosebowl presented to the Royal College of Surgeons by three of its Fellows.

Graham Stewart trained at Aberdeen. Torn between painting and jewellery he eventually decided to return to Dunblane to goldsmithing and, in his case, his work is gently decorative - using different coloured golds, often embellished with open filigree, delicate leaves, and tracery windows. Pendants, necklaces, and lockets are a speciality.


Source: The Glasgow Herald - 12th August 1981



Examples of the work and mark of Graham Leishman Stewart, these spoons were produced in 1986 to commemorate the Commonwealth Games at Edinburgh. The finial is the official logo: Image Roman numerals XIII, for the 13th games and the bowl represents the running track at the Meadowbank Stadium. It is thought that less than 100 of the spoons were produced:

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Edinburgh - 1986

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GLS

Graham Leishman Stewart (b.1955) entered his mark 'GLS' contained within a heraldic shield, with the Edinburgh Assay Office in 1976.

He studied at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen and established his workshop at Dunblane in 1978.

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ANDREW BOAG

3, Bank Street, Greenock


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Andrew Boag - Greenock - 1898

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T.DYER - T. DYER & SONS

Kingussie and Pitlochry


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T. Dyer - Pitlochry - 1912

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T. Dyer - Kingussie and Pitlochry - Undated

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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WILLIAM ROBB

Ballater


LUMPHANAN HIGHLAND GAMES

........A special brooch for the Ladies race was kindly presented by Mr Wm. Robb, Watchmaker and Jeweller, Ballater.


Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal - 19th July 1897


BALLATER FLOWER SHOW

.......Silver medal by Wm. Robb, Jeweller, Ballater, for table decoration was won by Mr H. Sheridan.


Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal - 21st August 1897


BALLATER'S GIFT TO MISS MACKENZIE

.......The necklace which was supplied by Mr Robb, Jeweller, Ballater, having been kindly handed round the company for inspection by Mr Francis Coutts.


Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal - 28th February 1900


William Robb was the father-in-law of the Ballater silversmith William James Fraser.


Prior to Robb working in Ballater, William Robb initially set up his business in Kincardine O'Neil.

Marks with either the KO'N or K'ON are rare and its believed only a small number of items remain to this day.The actual time Robb worked from Kincardine O'Neil is as yet unknown.

The below medal is engraved 'Newburgh Games 1891'. The medal is hallmarked from Edinburgh in 1890-91 and as well as the full set of Edinburgh marks it has Robb's 'W.R' makers mark as well as the Kincardine O'Neil punch mark of 'KO'N'.

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A Braemar souvenir spoon by William Robb:

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W.R - BLTR - Edinburgh - 1925

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W.R - BLTR - Edinburgh - 1925

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon May 15, 2017 1:20 pm

JAMES SIMPSON

Glasgow


Noted as a Member of the Glasgow Goldsmiths' Company.

Entered a mak, 'J.S' with the Glasgow Assay Office in 1835.

The following information may relate:

Widow Simpson, aged thirty-nine. Born in Glasgow. She was married twenty-one years ago to a Silversmith, who died three years ago. They lived in Glasgow during the whole period of their marriage ; but he had only resided four years in the Barony parish previous to his death. His shop, however, was in the Barony parish. She has two children under ten. Allowance 5s. a month.

Source: Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Poor Law Inquiry Commission for Scotland - 1844

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Thu May 18, 2017 5:12 am

BAKER

Govan


Burglary at Govan

About four o'clock on the morning of the 15th ult., a constable discovered that the premises of Mr. Baker, watchmaker and jeweler, near the Cross, Govan, N.B., had been burglarised from the back, and upon the arrival of the owner it was discovered that the thieves had successfully got away with about sixty English and Geneva watches to the value of about £150.


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

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Postby dognose » Tue May 23, 2017 1:53 pm

ROBERT DAVIDSON

4, West Blackhall Street, Greenock


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Robert Davidson - Greenock - 1909

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=133097&hilit=davidson#p133097

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

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WALTER KER (KERR)

Kelso


NOTICE

Kelso, June 5, 1841.

The subscriber, Walter Ker, Jeweler, in Kelso, ceased, on the 26th day of May last, to have any interest in the concern carrying on trade in Kelso, under the firm of Alexander Davie and Company, Drapers and Haberdashers.

Walter Ker.

Rob. Curry, Witness.
Thomas Davidson, Witness.


Source: The Edinburgh Gazette - 8th June 1841


The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of Edinburgh has mention of the death of Walter Kerr, Jeweller, of Kelso, in 1852.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sun May 28, 2017 7:01 am

ROBERT GRAY & SON

Glasgow


Examples of the work of Robert Gray & Son:

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RG & S - Edinburgh - 1813



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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 » Mon May 29, 2017 7:08 am

JAMES NESS & SON

38, Queensferry Street, Edinburgh


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James Ness & Son - Edinburgh - box-detail


The business of James Henry Ness and Gordon Hill Ness.

James Ness & Son entered their marks, 'JN&S' and 'J.N.&S' with the Edinburgh Assay Office.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:01 pm

HAMILTON, CRICHTON & Co.

41, George Street, Edinburgh


Examples of the work and mark of Hamilton, Crichton & Co.:

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H.C&Co. - Edinburgh - 1882


Alleged Theft of Jewellery.—On the 8th ult , a rather clever capture was made in Edinburgh of a lady and gentleman who are alleged to have endeavoured to carry off a diamond ring from a jeweller's shop in that city. It seems, says the Glasgow Evening News, that the gentleman, who gives the name of Miller, has been staying for two months in some of the best hotels in Edinburgh, and that he has been occasionally joined by a lady from Glasgow. They have gone to various jewellers in the city and made good purchases, and in the course of yesterday they went to Messrs. Hamilton and Crichton's, George-street, and asked for a sight of the diamond rings. On a case being shown to them, a shopman, it is said, observed the gentleman slip one of the value of 140l. into the sleeve of his coat, and substitute another worth only 10l. The shopman kept the visitors in play until two policemen arrived, and then said they must allow themselves to be searched. The gentleman at once put down the ring alleged to have been lifted, and he and the lady were marched off to the police office, where they were detained. The prisoners have a genteel bearing, and were dressed in fashionable style. At the Edinburgh Police Court the parties were remitted to a higher court on the charge of attempting to steal a diamond ring from the premises of Hamilton and Crichton.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 5th October 1875

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:06 pm

Details of those employed in the trade in Scotland taken from the censuses of 1901 and 1911:

Goldsmiths, Silversmiths and Jewellers, (Males) 1,222 (1901) - 1,196 (1911)

Goldsmiths, Silversmiths and Jewellers, (Females) 182 (1901) - 234 (1911)

Lapidaries and Other Workers, (Males) 165 (1901) - 57 (1911)

Lapidaries and Other Workers, (Females) 75 (1901) - 12 (1911)

Watchmakers and Clockmakers, (Males) 2,881 (1901) - 2,102 (1911)

Watchmakers and Clockmakers, (Females) 58 (1901) - 57 (1911)

Dealers in Precious Metals, Jewellery and Watches, (Males) 226 (1901) - 652 (1911)

Dealers in Precious Metals, Jewellery and Watches, (Females) 128 (1901) - 213 (1911)

Source: Census of Scotland, 1911: Report on the Twelfth Decennial Census of Scotland - 1913

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:58 am

JAMES DOUGLAS

Dundee

Examples of the work and marks of James Douglas:

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DOUGLAS - Crowned shield - Topped heart

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DOUGLAS - Crowned shield - Topped heart - ID

James Douglas's working period was thought to be 1796 to 1820.

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