Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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G. COATES & Co.

218, Colombo Street, Christchurch

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Coates, G. and Co. (Francis J. Smith, proprietor), Manufacturing Jewellers, Watchmakers and Opticians, Importers of Mathematical Instruments, Diamonds, Precious Stones, Clocks, Watches, and Jewellery, 218 Colombo Street, Christchurch. This business was established by Mr. G. Coates in Nelson in 1851, and removed to Christchurch in 1861, and is one of the oldest and one of the leading firms in Canterbury. In 1868 Mr. Smith entered into partnership with Mr. H. Thompson, and purchased the business, carrying it on under the name of G. Coates and Co. In 1882 a handsome brick building was erected to accommodate the increased business. Mr. Thompson retired in 1890, and Mr. Smith was joined by Mr. W. G. Coates, son of the founder of the firm. Mr. Coates retired in 1893, and since then Mr. Smith has traded as G. Coates and Co. The handsome interior of the shop gives every facility for the display of the extensive stock held by the firm. There are full and up-to-date lines of all goods pertaining to the business, including watches of all descriptions, clocks, chronographs, carriage and French striking clocks, jewellery of the latest designs, and solid silver goods, importations of which are received every month. There is also a splendid stock of instruments of the best quality for draughtsmen and surveyors, altitude aneroids, maximum and minimum, self-registering thermometers, field and opera glasses, Goertz's binoculars, diamonds, and precious stones. Designs for special work in plain gold or set with gems are prepared by the firm free of cost, on application.

Source: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District] - 1903 - The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre

Silverly noted the following: Giles Coates is listed as a watchmaker at Bridge Street, Nelson in 1853 New Zealand electoral roles.

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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EDWIN HOGG

19, Princes Street, Dunedin

Hogg, Edwin, Manufacturing Jeweller, 19 Princes Street, Dunedin; Private residence: Helena Street, South Dunedin.
This business was established in 1889 by the present proprietor, and is chiefly confined to the trade,-although there are a good many private customers. Mr. Hogg has a complete manufacturing plant on a small scale, and undertakes all kinds of jewellery and repairing work.

Mr. Edwin Hogg, who is a colonist of forty-six years' standing, was born in Edinburgh in 1852, and arrived with his parents at Port Chalmers in the ship “Gloucester” in 1858. He was educated at the Middle District school in Dunedin, apprenticed to the late Mr. J. T. Telfer, jeweller, was afterwards employed by Mr. John Hislop for fourteen years, and commenced business on his own account as a manufacturing jeweller in 1889. Mr. Hogg held the position of honorary timekeeper for the Dunedin jockey club for years, and has also filled a similar office in connection with the Caledonian society. He was a member of the South Dunedin borough council and licensing committee for three years, and of the Macandrew Road school committee for eight years. As a Druid he is attached to Lodge Enterprise, South Dunedin, and has graduated through all the chairs. Mr. Hogg was married in 1876 to a daughter of Mr. W. Rutherford, of Dunedin, and has three sons and three daughters.


Source: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts] - 1905 - The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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N.F.B. LARSEN

Albert Street, Auckland

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Larsen, N. F. B., Lapidist and Jeweller, Albert Street, Auckland. Mr. Larsen was born in Denmark in 1852, and arrived in New Zealand in 1874. His present business was established in 1879, and has been steadily growing ever since. Mr. Larsen is noticed as a Past Master Mason.

Source: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District] - Cyclopedia Company Limited - 1902 - The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre

Silverly noted the following: N F B Larsen was Neils Frederick Bernhard Larsen.

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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ALFRED BISH

Bridge Street, Wellington

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Alfred Bish - Wellington - 1881

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THOMAS BLACK

Octagon, Dunedin

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Thomas Black - Dunedin - 1883

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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ALFRED BUTCHER

210, High Street, Christchurch

Butcher, Alfred, Watchmaker and Manufacturing Jeweller, 210 High Street, Christchurch. Mr. Butcher was born in London, where he served an apprenticeship as a watchmaker and manufacturing jeweller. He arrived in New Zealand in 1885, and established himself in business in High Street in 1895.

Source: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District] - 1903 - The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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ABRAHAM MYERS

Dunedin

Naturalization Notice

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Source: The Statutes of New Zealand - 1862

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GILBERT BROTHERS

Tainui Street, Greymouth

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Gilbert Bros. - Greymouth - 1908

Source: National Library of New Zealand

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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W.H. NETTLESHIP

Victoria Avenue, Wanganui

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W H Nettleship - Wanganui - 1884

Source: National Library of New Zealand

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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JONES & SONS

High Street, Christchurch

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Jones & Sons - Christchurch - 1907

Source: National Library of New Zealand

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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THOMAS MACREADY

Auckland

Mr. Thomas Macready was a Member of the City Board of Commissioners, and of the first Auckland City Council. He was also a councillor from 1873 to 1875. Mr. Macready, who was a jeweller, built the Star Hotel, Auckland, of which he was for some time proprietor.

Source: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District] - Cyclopedia Company Limited - 1902 - The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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W.J. MARTIN

Blenheim

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W.J. Martin - Blenheim - 1916

Source: National Library of New Zealand

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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B. PETERSEN

High Street, Christchurch

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B. Petersen - Christchurch - 1867

Source: National Library of New Zealand

Silverly noted the following: Benjamin Petersen watchmaker, Norwegian nationality, resident of Christchurch, New Zealand was naturalized on 9 August 1864.

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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FRANK HYAMS

14, Princes Street, Dunedin

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Frank Hyams - Dunedin - 1892

Succeeded by Edward Souness. See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=27039&p=149721#p149721

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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G.L. JENNESS

Willis Street, Wellington

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G.L. Jenness - Wellington - 1881

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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SAMUEL CLARKE

Revell Street, Hokitika

S. Clarke (late with Mr W. Brown, Jeweller, Revell Street), begs to announce to the inhabitants of Hokitika and surrounding districts, that he intends opening business as a Working Goldsmith in the premises lately occupied by Mr. Tindall - All work guaranteed, and repairs neatly executed. - N.B. All jobs left with Mr. W. Brown will be handed over to owners on application to undersigned.

Samuel Clarke
Working Jeweller
Revell Street


Source: West Coast Times - 18th January 1879

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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H.R. MARTINSON

Winstone's Buildings, Symond Street, Auckland

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H.R. Martinson - Auckland - 1896 (National Library of New Zealand)

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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JOHN BROUGH STANSELL

Durham Street, Christchurch, Canterbury

John Brough Stansell was born in London on the 23rd November 1817 the son of John James Stansell and Sarah Brough. He married Ann Amelia Rainbow and had eight children. He died on the 4th July 1889 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

John Brough Stansell with his wife Ann Amelia emigrated from England and sailed from Gravesend to New Zealand aboard the 'Maori', landing in Lyttelton, New Zealand in 1858. They had six children with them and had two further children born in New Zealand.

In October 1858 he advertised:

John Brough Stansell (from London), Assayer and Silversmith, is prepared to take Quantitative Assays of Gold, Silver, Copper, Iron, and Lead Ore.
Would take an engagement in Nelson.
Durham Street, Christchurch, Canterbury.


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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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HUNTER, SHAW, & SON

Lambton Quay, Wellington

HUNTER, SHAW, & SON, WATCH & CLOCK MAKERS, JEWELLERS, &c, Lambton Quay, adjoining Mr. Hort's Stores, H.S. & Son beg most respectfully to intimate to the inhabitants of Wellington and surrounding districts, that they have commenced business in the above line, and hope by strict attention to business, moderate charges, and superior workmanship, to obtain a share of public support, which it shall be their constant study to merit. All Orders with which they may be favored shall be executed with punctuality and despatch. An assortment of Office Clocks and Time Pieces, Gold and Silver Watches, and all kinds of Jewelry. Also, an assortment of Electro-Plated Ware, always on band. March 1, 1859.

Source: Wellington Independent - 2nd March 1859

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Re: Early New Zealand Silversmiths

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FELDHEIM BROTHERS

3, High Street, later, Rattray Street, Dunedin, and 62, Turru Street, Melbourne

FELDHEIM, BROS., Wholesale Jewellers and General Importers, 3, High-street, Opposite Commercial Hotel, Dunedin and 62, Turru-street, Melbourne, Are prepared to supply the Trade with every description of Watches, Jewellery, Clocks, and Fancy Goods, having a large assortment always on hand, and receiving continual supplies. All country orders will receive prompt attention.

Source: Otago Daily Times - 19th November 1861


NOTICE OF REMOVAL
FELDHEIM BROTHERS, Wholesale Jewellers and Importers, have removed their business premises from High-street to Rattray-street, opposite Bank of New Zealand.


Source: Otago Daily Times - 20th June 1862

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