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Adie Bros.

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Adie Bros.
UK
e.1879 - Cl. 1968

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Designers c.1925

  • Fernand Piret
  • Harold Stabler


Artificers' Guild

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Artificers' Guild
UK
1901-1942

Specialties

  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Jewelry & Other Metalwork

Designers

1903

  • Purchased by Montague Fordham, former director of the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft.
  • Renamed: Montague Fordham, House furnisher, Jeweller ad Metalworker.
  • Address: 9 Maddox Street.

1906-1911

  • Renamed: The Artificers' Guild (late Montague Fordham) Art Metalworkers.


Charles Robert Ashbee

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Charles Robert Ashbee
UK
1863-1942

Specialties

1887-88

  • Founder
    • Guild of Handicraft
    • Ashbee was the principal designer.
    • Guildsmen made up Ashbee's designs, learning their craft by trial and error.

1898

  • Translated Cellini's Treatises
  • Guild became a Limited Liability Company with a registered mark.

Honorary Member

  • Vereinigung bildender Kunstler Osterreich-Secession, Vienna.

1915-1919

  • Professor in Cairo

1919-1923

  • Palestine


Asprey & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Barnard, Edward, & Sons

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Barnard, Edward, & Sons
UK
e.1829

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Designers

  • Jane Barnard
  • Charles Francis Annesley Voysey


Benham & Froud

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Benham & Froud
UK
late 19th century

Specialties

  • Manufacturers

Designer


Benson, William Arthur Smith Jewelry Maker's Mark

Birmingham Guild of Handicraft

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Birmingham Guild of Handicraft
UK
Birmingham
e.1890

Specialties

  • Jewelry & Metalwork Crafts Association working with precious and base metals.

Designers

  • Arthur S. Dixon & Founder.
  • Claude Napier-Clavering
  • Montague Fordham, Director.

1895

  • BGH became a Limited Company.

1910

  • BGH consolidated with Gittins Craftsmen Ltd., specializing in jewelry production.


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William Thomas Blackband

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William Thomas Blackband
UK
Birmingham
(1885-1949)

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Jewelers
  • Specialized in filigree.
  • Educated at the Vittoria Street School and later returned to teach. retiring from there in 1946.
  • Worked closely with Arthur Gaskin.


Charles Boyton & Son

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Charles Boyton & Son
UK
e.1934

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers
  • Worked for family firm.

1935

Designer

  • Charles Boyton


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T. & J. Bragg

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T. & J. Bragg
UK
Birmingham
early 19th cen.

Specialties

  • Specialized in enamel and gold bracelets and brooches.
  • Showed Egyptian style jewelry in 1872.

Founder

  • Thomas Perry Bragg in early 19th Century.

1844

  • Taken over by sons Thomas & John.

1862, 1867 & 1872

  • Exhibited at the International Exhibits.


Carr, Alwyn C.E. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Century Guild

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Century Guild
UK
fl.1883-c.1892

Specialties


William Comyns & Sons

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William Comyns & Sons
UK
e.1848

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers


Connell & Co.

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Connell & Co.
UK
c.1839

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers
  • Jewelers

Retailed for

  • William Hutton & Sons
  • A.E. Jones


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John Paul Cooper

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John Paul Cooper
UK
Birmingham
(1869-1933)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler

1897

  • Began to work with metal.

1899

1901

  • Head of Metalwork Department, Birmingham School of Art.

1906

  • Began to work with Japanese mixed metal techniques.


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Frederick Courthope

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Frederick Courthope
UK
fl.1885-1915

Specialties

  • Silversmiths

Designer

  • John Dando Sedding


Bernard Cuzner

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Bernard Cuzner
UK
Birmingham
(1877-1956)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler

Studied

Designer for

1910

  • Birmingham School of Art, Metalwork Department Head.

1935

  • Wrote: A Silversmith's Manual.

1942

  • Retired.


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Florence Ada Daish

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Florence Ada Daish
UK
fl.c.1930

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler


Nelson Dawson

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Nelson Dawson
UK
(1859-1942)

Specialties

  • Architect and painter who took up metalwork c.1891.
  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler
  • Metalworker
  • Enameller

1891

  • Took up metalwork & studied enamelling.

1900

  • Exhibited: Fine Art Society, London.

1901-1903

  • Designer & Founder Artificers' Guild.
  • Enamels by his wife Edith Dawson (m.1893). Very accomplished enamellist of the period.

1914

  • Returned to painting.


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Deakin & Francis

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Deakin & Francis
UK
1786 - present

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Historically

Designer


Arthur S. Dixon

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Arthur S. Dixon
UK
Birmingham England
(1865-1929)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Architect

1895



James Dixon & Sons

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James Dixon & Sons
UK
Sheffield
e.1806

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

c.1879


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Christopher Dresser

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Christopher Dresser
UK
London England
(1834-1904)

Specialties

Silver & plate designs executed by

Metalwork

Cast Iron

  • Coalbrookdale Co.


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Dryad Metal Works

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Dryad Metal Works
UK
e.1912

Specialties

  • Metalwork

Designer

  • William Pick


Alfred Dunhill & Co.

DUNHILL Alfred & Co.svg

Alfred Dunhill & Co.
UK
fl.20th century

Specialties

  • Retailers of Gold & Silver Lighters, Boxes & Accessories"


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Elkington & Co.

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Elkington & Co.
UK
e.1836

Specialties

  • Manufacturers
  • Metalwork
  • Silver and Plate

Founder

1875-1885

1935 Executed modern designs for

  • Reginald Hill
  • Frank Neville
  • John Walker


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Alexander Fisher

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Alexander Fisher
UK
(1864-1936)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler
  • Trained as a painter at the South Kensington Schools.
  • Studied enamelling in Paris.
  • Taught at the Central School of Arts & Crafts, London.

1896

  • Established his own enamelling school.
  • Had an extensive influence in English Arts & Crafts and exhibited regularly through the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society.


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Arthur Joseph Gaskin

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Arthur Joseph Gaskin
UK
Birmingham England
e. 1899 (1862-1928)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler
  • Filigree & wirework
  • Spiral Forms
  • Enamel

1894

  • Married Georgina, also an Arts & Crafts Jeweler.
  • They exhibited with the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society.

1901

  • Began to exhibit with the Birmingham Group and continued until c.1915.

1902-1924

  • Head of Vittoria Street School for Silversmiths.

Designer for


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Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.

GOLDSMITHS & SILVERSMITHS CO.svg

Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.
UK
London England
e.1898-1952

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Goldsmiths
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers

c. 1930s Executed designs for


Guild of Handicraft

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Guild of Handicraft
UK
London Chipping Campden England
e.1888-1907

Specialties

  • Began as a craft guild & later was commercialized and became a Limited Company c.1902.
  • Jewelry
  • Metalwork

Founder & Designer

Members

1890

  • Moved in to Essex House and installed William Morris's Kelmscott Press equipment.


George Hart

HART George1.svg

George Hart
UK
Campden
b. 1882

Specialties


HART George2.svg

Arthur Edward Harvey

HARVEY Arthur Edward.svg

Arthur Edward Harvey
UK
1893-1978

Specialties

  • Designer

Designed for


W.H. Haseler & Co.

HASELER W H and Co.svg

W.H. Haseler & Co.
UK
Birmingham England
e.1850

Specialties

Manufacturers

  • Silver
  • Jewelry

1899 - 1927

  • Manufactured 'Cymric' for Liberty & Co.
  • As of 1901, Liberty owned 60% of W. H. Haseler.


Heath & Middleton

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Heath & Middleton
UK
1887-1909

Specialties

  • Manufacturers (Silver & Plate)
  • Metalwork

Designer


David W. Hislop

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David W. Hislop
UK
Glasgow Scotland
e.1904-05

Specialties

  • Jeweler
  • Watchmaker
  • Stone dealer

Retailer for


Joseph Hodel

HODEL Joseph.svg

Joseph Hodel
UK
fl.1890-1915

Specialties

  • Metalwork
  • Associated with Bromsgrove Guild


Herbert Percy Horne

HORNE Herbert Percy.svg

Herbert Percy Horne
UK
1864-1916

Specialties


Charles Horner & Son

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Charles Horner & Son
UK
Halifax England
fl.1900-1920

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Pioneering manufacturers
  • Jewelers
  • Mass Produced simple Arts & Crafts style Liberty designs.


Hukin & Heath

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Hukin & Heath
UK
Birmingham England
e.1855-1953

Specialties

  • Manufacturers
  • Silver and Plate

Executed designs for


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George Hunt

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George Hunt
UK
fl.1910-40

Specialties

  • Jeweler


William Hutton & Sons

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William Hutton & Sons
UK
Sheffield & London England
e.1800-c.1925

Specialties

  • Manufacturer - Silver & Plate
  • Metalwork

Designer

  • Kate Harris (produced items for 1900 Paris Exhibition.)


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Bernard Instone

INSTONE Bernard.svg

Bernard Instone
UK
Birmingham England
b.1891

Specialties


Albert Edward Jones

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Albert Edward Jones
UK
1879-1954

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler


Jones & Crompton

JONES & CROMPTON.svg

Jones & Crompton
UK
fl.c.1900

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturers


Keswick School of Industrial Art

KESWICK SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ART.svg

Keswick School of Industrial Art
UK
Keswick England
e.1884

Specialties

  • Evening institute to teach craft classes, mainly jewelry.
  • Metalwork - Silver
  • Small objects in the Arts & Crafts style.

Designers


Archibald Knox

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Archibald Knox
UK
Isle of Man & London England
(1864-1933)

Specialties

  • Painter
  • Jewelry Designer

Designer c.1899-1912

Teacher

  • Taught off and on from 1884-1933.
  • Knox designed in a Celtic revival style with machine mass production of the item(s) as the method of manufacture.



Charles Krall

KRALL Charles1.svg

Charles Krall
UK
e.1881

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers
  • Jewelers

Designer

  • John Dando Sedding


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Alphonse Legros

LEGROS Alphonse.svg

Alphonse Legros
UK
(1837-1911)

Specialties

  • Medallist


Liberty & Co.

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Liberty & Co.
UK
London England
e.1875

Specialties

  • Retailers & Organizers of Jewelry Design & Production
  • Cymric Silver 1899-1927
  • Tudric Pewter

Founder

  • Sir Arthur Lasenby Liberty (1843-1917)

Manufacturers

Designers

c.1909

  • Sold Celtic (Cymric) line to Connel & Co.

Marks

  • Ly & Co - Rectangle: 1898-1901, London. Mainly used to mark imported goods.
  • L & Co - Conjoined diamonds: 1899-1927, Birmingham.
  • L & C C & L - 4 conjoined circles: 1893-1894, Birmingham. Liverty & Co. with Cymric Ltd.


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Charles Rennie Mackintosh

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh
UK
Glasgow Scotland
1868-1928

Specialties



Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh

MACKINTOSH Margaret Macdonald.svg

Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh
UK
Glasgow Scotland
(1865-1933)

Specialties

  • Jeweler
  • Metalworker
  • Designer
    • Member of the "Glasgow Four"

1890

  • Set up a studio with her sister Frances.
  • Working together to produce metalwork, graphics, textile designs and book illustrations.
  • Participated in Exhibitions.

1900


Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo

MACKMURDO Arthur Heygate.svg

Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo
UK
1851-1942

Specialties

  • Designer
  • Metalwork

1882

  • Founded the Century Guild of Artists, a successful craft guild.


J. Herbert McNair

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J. Herbert McNair
UK
(1868-1955)

Specialties

  • Jewelry
  • Metalwork
  • Designer

'1899


Mappin & Webb

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Mappin & Webb
UK
London England & Sheffield England
e.1869

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

1774

  • Jonathan Mappin opened a small cutlery workshop in Sheffield.

1775

  • The first Mappin Silver Maker's Mark was registered.

1849

  • First London showroom was opened.
  • Jonathan's four great grandsons took over the company.

1860

  • John Mappin (the youngest grandson) broke away and formed Mappin & Company.

1868

  • John Newton Mappin joined with George Webb to establish Mappin & Webb.

Noted for

  • Fine silver, jewelry, watches and clocks.

1897

  • Royal Warrant granted by Queen Victoria in the year of her diamond jubilee.

1903

  • John Newton Mappin purchased Mappin Brothers.

Designer

  • A. Hatfield (until 1935)

c.1930s Executed designs for

1990

  • Joined the Asprey group.

Currently

  • Privately owned by the retail group Aurum Holdings.
  • Hold a Royal Warrant as Sliversmiths to the Queen and The Prince of Wales.


Gilbert Leigh Marks

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Gilbert Leigh Marks
UK
London England
(1861-1905) e.1885

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Metalworker
  • Studied under Johnson, Walker & Tolhurst.

1885

  • Set himself up as a silversmith.

1896

  • Registered his Mark.


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Henry George Murphy

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Henry George Murphy
UK
London England
(1884-1939) e.1913

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler
  • Studied and taught at the Central School of Arts Crafts, London.
  • Apprenticed with Henry Wilson.

1912

1913

  • Opened his own shop in London.

c.1920s

1937

  • Principal of the Central School.


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Murrle, Bennet & Co.

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Murrle, Bennet & Co.
UK
London England
1884-c.1914

Specialties

c.1914

  • Renamed White Redgrove & Whyte.


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Napper & Davenport

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Napper & Davenport
UK
fl.1920-40

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers


Newlyn Industrial Class

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Newlyn Industrial Class
UK
1890-1939

Specialties

Designers


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Ogden & Co.

OGDEN & CO.svg

Ogden & Co.
UK
fl.1920-40

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Designer


Frederick James Partridge

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Frederick James Partridge
UK
(1877-1942)

Specialties

1899-1901

  • Studied : Birmingham Municipal School of Art.

1902


John Pearson

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John Pearson
UK
fl.1895-1925

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Metalworker

Associated with


Perry, Son & Co.

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Perry, Son & Co.
UK
1876-83

Specialties

  • Manufacturers
  • Metalwork

Designer


James Powell & Sons

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James Powell & Sons
UK
e.1834

Specialties

Silver Mounts for their own Glassware


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Omar Ramsden Jewelry Maker's Mark

Ramsden & Carr Jewelry Maker's Mark

Richard Llewellyn Benson Rathbone

RATHBONE Richard Llewellyn Benson1.svg

Richard Llewellyn Benson Rathbone
UK

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Designer
  • Jeweler
  • Metalworker


RATHBONE Richard Llewellyn Benson2.svg

William Bainbridge Reynolds

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William Bainbridge Reynolds
UK
1864-1939

Specialties

  • Silversmith

Designer for


Roberts & Belk

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Roberts & Belk
UK
Sheffield England
e.1809

Specialties

  • Manufacturers of Silver & Plate

Designer c.1920s-30s

  • Walter P. Belk


Cyril James Shiner

SHINER Cyril James.svg

Cyril James Shiner
UK
Birmingham England
b.1908

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Trained with Bernard Cuzner.
  • Studied a the Royal College of Art, London.

Designer for


Edward Spencer

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Edward Spencer
UK
London England
(1872-1938)

Specialties

  • Designer
  • Metalworker

1903

Materials


Harold Stabler

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Harold Stabler
UK
London England
(1872-1945)

Specialties

Designer for


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Starkie Gardner & Co.

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Starkie Gardner & Co.
UK
fl.1875-1940

Specialties

  • Manufacturers
  • Metalworkers

Designer


Mary Thew

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Mary Thew
UK
fl.1900-30

Specialties


Wakeley & Wheeler

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Wakeley & Wheeler
UK
London England
e.1791

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Executed designs for


Walker & Hall

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Walker & Hall
UK
e.1909

Specialties

  • Manufacturing silversmiths


Hugh Wallis

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Hugh Wallis
UK
fl.1895-1935

Specialties

  • Metalworker


John Williams

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John Williams
UK
fl.1890-1915

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Metalworker

Member


Henry J. Wilson

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Henry J. Wilson
UK
London England
(1864-1934) e.1895

Specialties

  • Jeweler
  • Metalworker

Designer for

  • Longden & Co.

c.1895

1901

  • Teacher - Metalwork & enamelling - Royal College of Art.


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