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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:36 am
by dognose
CELTIC ART LIMITED

East Kilbride


An example of the work and mark of Celtic Art Limited:

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CA - Edinburgh - 2013

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CA - 925

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CA - 925

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CA - 925

Celtic Art Limited is the successor to Celtic Art Industries, see: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=90946&hilit=industries#p90946

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:19 am
by dognose
ROSS & ROSS

62, Bridge Street, Berwick-on-Tweed


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Ross & Ross - Berwick-on-Tweed - 1897

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:16 pm
by dognose
ALEXANDER STEWART

Tain and Inverness


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A·S - Ear of wheat or shuttle mark - 'C'


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A·S - TAIN - 'Cup and Saucer'


Alexander Stewart was born c.1765. His apprenticeship details are currently unknown, but he was admitted as a Freeman Burgess with the Inverness Hammermen on the 15th May 1797 upon payment of ten pounds Scots. Alexander Stewart married Barbara Gibson on the 8th April 1797 at Inverness.

He was recorded as taking five apprentices, Thomas Stewart (alias McGuirman), James Forbes, Hugh Macintosh, Alexander McRae, and Andrew Clark.

Alexander Stewart moved to Tain in 1812, he was still there and recorded in the 1841 census as being 75 years and residing in Lamington Street, along with 65 year old Barbara, but neither are recorded in the 1851 census.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:47 am
by dognose
PHILIP GRIERSON

Glasgow


An example of the work and mark of Philip Grierson:

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P.G - Glasgow - 1824

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:29 am
by dognose
ROBERT FOTHERGILL

Callander


An example of the work and mark of Robert Alexander Harvey Fothergill, a box, assayed at Edinburgh in 1985:

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RAHF - Edinburgh

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RAHF - Edinburgh - 1985

Engraved on the lid 'Mrs A Fothergill' and on the front side 'Fill me on Sunday'.

Robert Fothergill was a handicaraft instructor, he first registered with the Edinburgh Assay Office in 1981.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:10 pm
by dognose
WILLIAM RITCHIE & SONS Ltd.

Elder Street, Edinburgh and 34, Ludgate Hill, London


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Wm. Ritchie & Sons Ltd. - Edinburgh - 1917

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:08 am
by dognose
JOHN FRASER - SILVERCRAFT

51, Castle Street, Inverness


An illustration of John Fraser at work by Barry Driscoll:

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John Fraser - Inverness

John Fraser entered his mark,'JF', incuse, with the Edinburgh Assay Office on the 24th June 1960.

John Fraser served his apprenticeship in the 1930's with Medlock and Craik, 6, Bridge Street, Inverness.

John Fraser traded as 'Silvercraft (Inverness)'.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:14 pm
by dognose
CHARGE AGAINST EDINBURGH JEWELLERS

At Mid-Lothian Justice of Peace Court on Tuesday Messrs Robert Bryson, watchmaker, Princes St.; John Morton and Robert Wilson, goldsmiths, Princes St.; John Pears Hutton, watchmaker, and goldsmith, Princes St.; Henry Brougham Crouch, goldsmith and jeweller, South Hanover Street; and James Robertson, goldsmith and jeweller, Princes Street, were charged with dealing in plate without a proper license, but the case was adjourned. They are alleged to have contravened a section of the Act 30 and 31 Victoria, which provides that a license £5 6s shall be required to deal in gold of the weight of two oz. or upwards, or in silver of the weight of 30 oz. or upwards, and the penalty incurred is £50.


Source: General News - 12th July 1884

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:31 am
by dognose
GEORGE CLUNES

Motherwell


DOUBLE TRAGEDY AT MOTHERWELL

A terrible tragedy occurred at Motherwell on Wednesday evening. A master jeweller named George Clunes shot dead his assistant, named John Laing. and then killed himself. Both were young men, and took a prominent part in religious affairs locally. It is thought that a dispute about business may have been the cause of the trouble.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 25th February 1904


The business of Robert Clunes was recorded at Hamilton Place, 109, Brandon Street, Motherwell. This business opened in May 1892, Clunes already having premises at 45, South Bridge Street, Airdrie, since at least the late 1870's. Robert Clunes died in January 1897.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:27 am
by dognose
ROBERT OGILVIE

Dundee


An example of the work and mark of Robert Hendry Goodenough Ogilvie of Dundee, a Sgian Dubh assayed at Edinburgh in 1997:

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RO - Edinburgh - 1997


Another example of the mark:
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RO - Edinburgh - 1998

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 1:21 pm
by dognose
JAMES ERSKINE

Aberdeen


Examples of the work and marks of James Erskine of Aberdeen:

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Hand with dagger - E - Three towers



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Hand with dagger - E - Three towers



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E - Three towers - Hand with dagger



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Hand with dagger - Three towers - E


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Hand with dagger - E

James Erskine served his apprenticeship under James Smith, see: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=86206&hilit=smith+Aberdeen#p86206

Admitted into the Hammermen of Aberdeen on the 21st September 1792.

Admitted as a Goldsmith Burgess on the 27th September 1796.

See here for the apprentices of James Erskine: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=8565&p=63641&hilit=erskine#p63641

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:00 pm
by dognose
ALEXANDER HENDERSON

96, High Street, Dunblane


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Alex. Henderson - Dunblane - 1913

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 2:11 pm
by dognose
GEORGE C. TAYLOR

Northgate, Peebles


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George C. Taylor - Peebles - 1893

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:21 am
by dognose
WILLIAM ROBERTSON

24, Main Street, Newton-on-Ayr


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William Robertson - Newton-on-Ayr - 1893

'For 15 years with the late Mr R. Templeton, Jeweller, High Street, Ayr'

For details of Robert Templeton, see: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=87043&hilit=ayr#p87043

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:21 pm
by dognose
ROBERT TURNBULL

High Street, Coldstream


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Robert Turnbull - Coldstream - 1866

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:19 am
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GEORGE THOMAS WHITWORTH

Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire


George Thomas Whitworth, who has several aliases and is described as a returned convict, was brought to Aberdeen on Wednesday evening from Swansea, where he had been apprehended on a charge of stolen 23 watches and articles of jewellery in Rosehearty and New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. Accused is an Englishman about 50 years of age. Nearly twelve months ago he commenced business in Rosehearty as a watchmaker and jeweller. He induced a brother tradesman to give him some stock, and afterwards he obtained numerous watches, &c., for repair. One morning about six months ago he disappeared, taking most of the stock with him. Quantities of the stolen goods have been recovered in Aberdeen and in several English towns.

Source: Western Mail - 22nd June 1894

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:50 am
by dognose
JOHN HAMILTON & SON

41, George Street, Edinburgh


Between Saturday evening and Monday morning, the shop of Mr. Hamilton, a jeweller in George-street, Edinburgh, was entered by thieves, and jewellery valued at over £3,000 stolen. Entry had been made through a work-shop In the rear, and several buildings had been crossed to get there. The masonry was dislodged at a window, but finding this difficult, the thieves had turned to an iron-sheathed door and broken through it. To get from the work-shop to the shop they descended to a cellar and mined through the solid wall into the shop. They took scarcely anything but gold articles.

Source: The Aberdare Times - 12th March 1870

Succeeded by Hamilton, Crichton & Co., see: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=31210&p=143518&hilit=hamilton#p143518

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:28 am
by dognose
H. & J. PRICE

86, Brandon Parade East, later, 19, Merry Street, Motherwell


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H. & J. Price - Motherwell - 1983

Established in 1927.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:42 pm
by dognose
JANET C. KANT

Glasgow


An example of the work of Janet C. Kant, a student at the Glasgow School of Art:

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This image is from 1916.

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Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:24 am
by dognose
JAMES LEE

40, Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh


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James Lee - Edinburgh - Sales-box

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