Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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JAMES EMOTT CALDWELL

An image of James Emott Caldwell, head of the firm of J.E. Caldwell & Co. of Philadelphia:

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This image was published in 1902.

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SMITH'S AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS Ltd.


An image of radiator mascots and St. Christopher plaques manufactured by Smith's Aircraft Instruments of 185, Great Portland Street, London:

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Featured are the 'Swift Figure' and 'Greyhound' as well as two St. Christopher plaques.

This image was published in 1931.

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MILLS HARDWARE Co.


An image of a window display of silverware at the Mills Hardware Co., King Street, Hamilton, Ontario:

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This image was published in 1913.

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TRIPLEX SAFETY GLASS Co. TROPHY


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The very important trophy which was presented by the Triplex Safety Glass Co. for competition for the One Mile Flat Race at the Aircraft Workers' Sports at Stamford Bridge on July 21st. This magnificent "pot," which was supplied by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company, was an outstanding feature at the display of the prizes.

Source: Flight - 2nd August 1917

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EDWARD PAYSON DAVIS


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Edward Payson Davis was born in 1838, in South Attleboro, in the section known as the Reed-Ide neighborhood. When Mr. Davis was only a few months old, his parents moved to West Attleboro on a farm, the house of which is only one hundred yards of the Rhode Island line, in the section
now known as Abbott 's Run, where he resided until about fifteen or sixteen years of age. From that time he worked in jewelry factories in Pawtucket, and he enlisted in the Civil War in a Pawtucket company. After his discharge from the service he worked in North Attleboro for a number of years, and finally came to Plainville to work for the firm of Jos. T. Bacon Co. where he was working in 1876, when Mr. Bacon induced him to engage in business for himself. Mr. Davis was one of the founders of the firm of Wade, Davis & Co., which was organized in August, 1876, and continued under this name until 1896, when the firm became Whiting & Davis. Mr. Davis retired from the firm in July, 1907, and died the following January, 1908.

Many of the older employees remember Mr. Davis for many years past. He was one of the old school of jewelers who could make a piece of jewelry from start to finish. When he learned his trade he learned to melt his metal, plate it, do his own stamping and press work, bench work, polishing, and finishing, and turned the finished piece of work in to the office from the raw material, consequently when he was manufacturing for himself, he was capable of showing and teaching men in every department, as he was thoroughly familiar with the work. He was a man who was highly respected both in and out of business, and one of the best friends the writer has ever had.
(Signed)
C. A. Whiting.


Source: Wadco News - 24th December 1920

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HERBERT REID CROCKETT

An image of Herbert Reid Crockett, for many years a jeweller on Prince Edward Island:

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This image was published in 1915.

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INTERNATIONAL BALLOON EVENT - BERLIN

An image of two of the trophies awarded at an international balloon event held at Berlin in 1908 :

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TESTIMONIAL TO CAPTAIN SPRECKLEY


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Presentation to Captain Spreckley

The testimonial takes the form of a solid silver centrepiece, consisting of an elegantly formed bowl for fruit or flowers having upon one side a panel containing in finely-executed relief-work a faithful representation of the Bulawayo Laager as it appeared during the late Matabele rising. On the reverse side are trophies of Matabele arms, shields, &c., one shield bearing the inscription “Umguza, June 6, 1896,” drawing attention to the two localities specially connected with Mr. Spreckley's name and his unselfish and valuable assistance to the community generally. Between these panels are ornamental shields surrounded by laurel and surmounted by the enraged African lion wounded by an assegai. Upon the pedestal are finely-modelled statuettes of a trooper of the Bulawayo Field Force and a Matabele armed with assegais, shield, and the formidable “knobkerrie.” Upon the side of the bowl is the following inscription : “Presented to John Anthony Spreckley, C.M.G., lately a colonel in the Bulawayo Field Force and Commandant of the Laager, at a public dinner at Bulawayo on April 17, 1897, in recognition of conspicuous services rendered to the community at a time of danger." The centrepiece, which has just been completed, was designed and executed in the highest style of art by the Goldsmiths' and Silversmiths' Company, 112, Regent Street, London.


Source: The African Review - 12th March 1898

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EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE - PARIS - 1900


An image of silversmiths from the Gothenburg firm of C.G. Hallberg demonstrating their skills at the Paris Exposition which ran from 14th April to 12th November 1900:

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SESQUICENTENNIAL EXPOSITION - PHILADELPHIA - 1926


Two images of the exhibit of the Ceylonese jewellers, N.D.H. Abdul Caffoor, at the The Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition held at Philadelphia in 1926:

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THE QUEEN OF SPAIN'S SILVER TELEPHONE


An image of Queen Victoria of Spain's silver telephone:

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Handsome Silver Telephone Instrument Presented to Queen Victoria of Spain

What is reputed to be the most costly telephone instrument ever made was recently presented to Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain and is illustrated on the front cover of this issue. The piece is a massive work in silver and was made by the Madrid Telephone Co. It consists of a highly ornate receiver and transmitter, as they are made in Europe, resting upon a stand supported by two cupids on either side of a shield showing the arms of Spain. These in turn rest on a platform, supported by the Pillars of Hercules. At the foot of each appear two dainty figures, one representing a Spanish boy and the other an English girl talking to one another on the telephone.

The signal bell of the instrument is between the pillars, and in front of this is a representation of a crown. The lower base of the whole piece extends out on four feet representing the head and shoulders of crouching lions. At the base is the inscription: “El Cuerpo de Telegrafos a Su Augusta Reina Victoria Eugenia Battenberg.”


Source: The Jewelers' Circular- 3rd April 1907

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PREPARING THE MAUNDY MONEY FOR DISTRIBUTION


Preparing the Maundy money for distribution:

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This image is from 1914.

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WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION - CHICAGO - 1893


An image of the display-case of the R.F. Simmons Co. of Attleboro, Massachusetts:

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PORTER BLANCHARD


An image of Porter Blanchard at work:

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This image is from 1939.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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DAVID WAITE


An image of the Sheffield-born silversmith David Waite:

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This image was published in 1917.

DAVID WAITE - ...... A native of England, he was born in Sheffield, October 4, 1844. His father, William Waite, born in Lincolnshire, was a merchant in Sheffield, who married Ann Fotheringham, a native of Nottinghamshire: and they became the parents of five children. David Waite was reared in Sheffield, attended the public schools and assisted his father in his store. At the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to a silversmith, and served seven and one half years ; and he followed that trade until coming to America in 1866. On his arrival in New York City, he went to Taunton, Mass., and was employed by the firm of Read & Barton, the largest manufacturing silversmiths in that city; and he remained with them until 1871, when he arrived in California.

Source: History of San Luis Obispo County and Environs, California - 1917

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EXHIBITION OF DANISH APPLIED ARTS

Detail of the hand-wrought silver that was displayed at the Exhibition of Danish Applied Arts held at the Brooklyn Museum in 1928 :

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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CHRISTA EHRLICH


Examples of the work of the Austrian silversmith, Christa Ehrlich (b.1903-d.1995) who worked for many years in the Netherlands:

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Christa Ehrlich was a former student and employee of Josef Hoffman at Vienna.

These images are from 1931.

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CHRISTOFLE


An image of the exhibit of Christofle & Co. at the Universal Exhibition of Vienna - 1873:

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:57 am

LESLIE DURBIN

A gold-mounted mazer bowl, diameter 6½ inches. designed and made by Leslie Durbin, M.V.O. Commemorating the Golden Wedding of the Rt. Hon. the Earl Samuel and his wife.

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This image was published in 1948.

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