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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:11 am

COMMUNITY SILVER DISPLAY


An image of the shop window display at the Ashdown Hardware Co. at Calgary:

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This image was published in 1912.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:14 pm

THE PARIS EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE


An image of the display of the jewellers, silversmiths and watch and clockmakers of Switzerland at the Exposition Universelle Internationale de 1900 held at Paris:

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This image is from 1900.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION - LONDON - 1862


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GROUP OF OBJECTS IN SILVER

Of the examples of silversmith’s work which we have selected for illustration, No. 1 was contributed by Mr. Phillips, of Cockspur Street : a fine candelabrum, about 3 feet 6 inches high, presented by the Emperor of Brazil to John Hay Drummond, Esq., C.B., Her Majesty’s Minister at Morocco, as a souvenir of great and timely services rendered by him on the occasion of the wreck of the Imperial Brazilian corvette Dona Isabel, at Cape Spartel, Tangiers, Nov. 11, 1860. The two medallions at the base are engraved with the shipwreck and the arms of Drummond Hay respectively, with the inscription: “ Corveta D. Isabel, 11 de Novembro, 1860, o Brazil reconocido.” Above these are imperial crowns, guarded by dragon supporters. From the top of the stem spring five branches, each bearing three lights, the stem itself terminating with the armorial globe of Brazil, surmounted by an angel.

No. 2, by Messrs. Howell & James, is a casket presented to the Rev. T. Raffles, of Liverpool. On a shield of the lid is the following inscription :—“ To the Rev. Thomas Raffles, D.D., LL.D., F.R.S., the eloquent preacher, the faithful pastor, the loving and genial man, this casket is presented to commemorate a pastorate of fifty years.” On a corresponding shield, the other side, are placed the date of the building of the Great George-street Chapel, and other incidents in the reverend doctor’s life. The figure of Religion surmounts the lid, pointing to the Bible as the way of life, and trampling under foot the serpent, or evil spirit of the world. Religion is supported on either side with emblematic figures of Faith and Hope, Charity being represented by the four panels round the body of the casket, which illustrate the clergyman’s duties ; Viz., to comfort the afflicted, visit the sick, feed the hungry, and instruct the ignorant. Between the two panels in front is a medallion portrait of the doctor ; the ornament of vine-leaves, lilies, ivy, oak, and acorns, is intended to have a symbolic meaning. On the base are engraved the arms of the recipient, and those of Liverpool. It was designed and modelled by Mr. Felix M. Miller, Professor of Sculpture at the South Kensington School of Art, and contained an illuminated address by Mr. J. Leighton (Luke Limner).

The remaining subjects are by Mr. Hancock, and are worthy of the reputation he has obtained. No. 3 is a vase in oxydized silver, designed and chased by Mr. H. H. Armstead. It was executed for the Earl of Dudley, and is ornamented with figures in relief round the body of the vase, representing the meeting of Henry VIII. and Francis I. on the field of the Cloth of Gold, for which the bas-reliefs of the Hôtel Bourgtheroulde, at Rouen, have evidently been used as an authority for costume and grouping. The handles of this vase, both from the manner in which they spring from the body and for their contours, are deserving of great praise. The other vase, also in oxydized silver, is intended for a table service. It is of excellent design and execution; and round the base is an inscription,—“ Richard Croft Chawner, from John Robinson McLean, 1861.”

All these works were characterized by much originality of design, and deserved to be recorded as amongst those which obtained for English works in precious metal so distinguished a place in the Exhibition of 1862. In another ten years still greater progress will no doubt be made, and we trust then to add the name of Mr. Pierpoint to the list of our greatest English workers in the precious metals: his works, executed for and exhibited by Mr. Angell, were full of the highest promise.


Source: Masterpieces of Industrial Art & Sculpture at the International Exhibition, 1862 - J.B. Waring - 1863

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:22 pm

OTTO W. JACOBSON


An image of Otto W. Jacobson:

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This image was published in c.1948.


Jacobson, Otto W. Born Tronninge, Halland, Sweden, March 30, 1895. At thirteen years of age learned the jewelry trade in Halmstad and after four years of apprenticeship arrived in Chicago, 1912, and was then employed at C. D. Peacock Inc., Chicago. Later went to San Francisco, Calif, and was there employed by Schrew (Shreve?) & Co., Jewelers. From there enlisted in the Air Service of the United States in 1917 as an instrument man during the first World War. Since 1921 has been established in his own business, dealing primarily in diamonds and jewels. Has served on Board of Directors of Swedish Engineers' Society.

Source: A History of the Swedish Engineers' Society of Chicago - 1908-1948

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

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THE CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION


An image of the display of McGlashan-Clarke Co. at the Canadian National Exhibition held at Toronto in 1922:

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:40 am

THE TORONTO SILVER PLATE Co.


An image of a consignment of silverware for export leaving the premises of the The Toronto Silver Plate Co., bound for Melbourne and Perth, Australia:

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This image is from 1913.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:42 am

CHARLES B. ENGEL


An image of the wholesale and retail jeweler, Charles B. Engel, of Scranton, Pennsylvania:

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This image was published in 1912.

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Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

Postby dognose » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:16 pm

CASKET FROM THE CITY OF LONDON TO THE KING OF DENMARK


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The handsome gold casket containing the address of welcome which was presented to the King of Denmark by the City of London, is surmounted by a model of an ancient Danish galley in full sail, and the combined monograms of the King and Queen set in rubies and sapphires, with the Royal crown set in brilliants. On the sides of the box are the full heraldic blazon'of the King of Denmark and panels giving views of London in enamel. Supporting the box are four British lions, all in solid gold. The casket was manufactured by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company.

Source: The Graphic - 15th June 1907

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