Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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A.E. YOUNG

248, Oxford Terrace, Christchurch


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A.E. Young - Christchurch - 1926

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A.E. Young - Christchurch - 1927

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Young's - Christchurch - 1950

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

Postby dognose » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:58 am

A Listing of Jewellers and Watchmakers (at least, those with telephones!) working in Christchurch in 1922:


JEWELLERS and WATCHMAKERS

Barker, J. G. - 94 Worcester St
Coates, G. & Co., Ltd. - 744 Colombo St
Harrison, H. C. - 166 High St
Jones & Sons - 278 High St
Johns & Walshaw - 244 High St
Kennett, Robert - 211 High St
Mazay, C. - Lyttelton
Petersen's Ltd. - 248 High St
Shier, D. C. & Co. - 207 High St
Shier, J. - 107 Cashel St
Stewart Dawson & Co. - 266 High St
Taylor & Co . - 163 Manchester St
Watson's Jewellers, Ltd. - 695 Colombo St
Whale, Cyril - 138 Cashel St
Whale, Seth R. - 754 Colombo St
White, G. T. - 683 Colombo St

JEWELLERS-Wholesale

Sladen, F. & Son - 202 Cashel St

Source: Christchurch Telephone Directory - 1922

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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C. VOISARD

Hereford Street West, Christchurch


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C. Voisard - Christchurch - 1879

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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T.R. PROCTER

High Street, Christchurch and Revell Street, Hokitika


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T.R. Procter - Christchurch - 1879

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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H. ROSSITER

Victoria Street, Christchurch


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H. Rossiter - Christchurch - 1879

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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H. ROBERTS

Christchurch


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H. Roberts - Christchurch - 1879

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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REPORTS FROM THE CONSULS OF THE UNITED STATES IN ANSWER TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE


At the request of a Massachusetts firm, a Department instruction was sent, under date of January 16, 1902, to the consular officers of the United States, directing them to report in regard to the trade in foreign countries in silverware and plated ware, and especially as to the possible market for articles of American manufacture. Special information was asked as to the consumption of such goods in the respective consular districts; the extent of local manufacture; the importation from foreign countries as well as from the United States; the tariff on silver and plated goods; the obstacles to the extension of American trade in this line, if any existed; the proper methods of packing, etc.

The answers follow:

NEW ZEALAND

I am officially informed that it is impossible to say just what the consumption of silver and plated ware in this colony is. It is, approximately speaking, about £35,000 ($168,328) per annum. Very little silver and plated ware is manufactured in the colony; so little, in fact, that no figures regarding the same can be obtained. The importation into the colony for the last year was valued at £36,812 ($179,145), £3,608 ($17,558) worth of which came from the United States. There is a 20 per cent ad valorem tariff on these goods.

L. A. BACHELDER, Vice-Consul
AUCKLAND, May 15, 1902


Source: Special Consular Reports - Silver and Plated Ware in Foreign Countries - Bureau of Foreign Commerce, Department of State - 1902

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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GEORGE LORIMER

Nelson


George Lorimer, a jeweller, Nelson, who on October 20 filed in bankruptcy, committed suicide, death occurring early next morning. At the inquest on Oct. 22 a verdict of suicide by taking cyanide of potassium whilst temporary insane was returned. It is said his estate will pay 20s in the £.

Source: New Zealand Herald - 2nd November 1894

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

Postby dognose » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:23 am

A Listing of Jewellers and Watchmakers working in Nelson in 1869:

WATCHMAKERS AND JEWELLERS

Drew, Henry, Trafalgar-street
Drew, S. H. Trafalgar-street
Hunter, A. Bridge-street
Ludwig, J. Trafalgar-street
Murrell, E. Trafalgar-street

Source: Street's Indian and Colonial Mercantile Directory - 1869

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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EDWARD SOUNESS

14, Princes Street, Dunedin


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E. Souness - Dunedin - 1898

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E. Souness - Dunedin - 1902

Successor to Frank Hyams. See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=27039&p=70758&hilit=hyams#p70758


'By Special Appointment to His Excellency the Governor Lord Ranfurly'


Silverly noted the following: Edward Souness is listed as a Dunedin watchmaker in the 1890 through 1914 New Zealand Electoral Roles. He is listed as a watchmaker on the 1919 New Zealand Electoral Roles for Manawatu-Wanganui.

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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E. SPENCER

Queen Street Wharf, Auckland


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E. Spencer - Auckland - 1902

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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ERIC CRAIG

Princes Street, Auckland


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Eric Craig - Auckland - 1894

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Eric Craig - Auckland - 1902

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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J. WISEMAN & SON

Queen Street, Auckland


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J. Wiseman & Son - Auckland - 1902

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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F. LARSEN

77, Shortland Street, and 67, Albert Street, Auckland


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F. Larsen - Auckland - 1902

Established in 1877.

Perhaps the same, or to be identified with, N.F.B. Larsen, see: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=27039&p=68591&hilit=larsen#p68591

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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JAMES PRINCE

Victoria Street East, Auckland


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James Prince - Auckland - 1894

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James Prince - Auckland - 1902

James Samuel Prince was born in 1866 at Mt Eden. His father, also named James, was a jeweller and watchmaker with a shop located at South Street, Newton. James took over the family business and relocated it to Victoria Street East. He was the manufacturer of many of the jewels for freemasons lodges in Auckland. A mason himself, he was initiated into the Prince of Wales’ Lodge in 1892 and served as Master in 1899.

James married Emily Jane Kirkland in 1896 and they had three sons, Eric, Alan and Verner.

James Samuel Prince died at home of a heart attack in 1921, aged 54.

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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FRANCIS CURTIS

The Ring House, 124, Cashel Street, Christchurch


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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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The Disabled Servicemen's Re-establishment League - New Zealand


Spoon made by Arthur Price & Co. Ltd. of Birmingham:

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AP&Co - Birmingham - 1941

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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CHARLES M'KAY

Dunedin


A SEQUEL TO THE GLASGOW BANK FAILURE

A Dunedin (New Zealand) paper states that an enquiry was held there on July 9th, by the city coroner, into the circumstances attending the death of Charles M'Kay, a new arrival, who was supposed to have committed suicide. He had been a jeweller in Edinburgh, he there failed for £68,000, a few months ago, owing to the failure of the City of Glasgow Bank and paid 15s.. in the pound. His chief creditors were his uncle and his father-in-law, and by their advice he went out to Dunedin, they promising assistance if he succeeded. Dr. Burns deposed that all he knew of decreased was that he formed one of the new arrivals who had been drinking hard since he came to the colony. When he called on deceased he found from appearance that he was suffering from opium poison. The jury returned a verdict of "Temporary insanity."


Source: The Western Mail - 5th September 1879

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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DAVID SILK

158-160, Queen Street, Auckland


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David Silk - Auckland - 1923

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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THOMAS HORNSBY

Christchurch


Shipped Gold to Australia

Jeweller Fined


WELLINGTON (N.Z.). Wed. - A Chrlstchurch Jeweller, Thomas Hornsby, was fined £50 for shipping to Australia gold on which duty was not paid. Hornsby stated he had been persuaded by a member of the crew of the Waikouaiti to take £428 worth across for him.


Source: The Labor Daily - 13th September 1934

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