GARRARD & CO LTD
and their predecessors:
GEORGE WICKES - CRAIG & WICKES - WICKES & NETHERTON - PARKER & WAKELIN - WAKELIN & TAYLOR - WAKELIN & GARRARD - ROBERT GARRARD - R. J. & S. GARRARD - R. & S. GARRARD & CO
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MARKS - HALLMARKS - HISTORY

Founder of the firm was John Wickes in 1722. In 1802 Robert Garrard (senior) took the control of the firm active in Panton Street, Haymarket, London. In 1818 he was succeed by his three eldest sons, Robert Garrard Jr, James Garrard and Sebastian Garrard trading as R, J & S. Garrard. The firm became R. & S. Garrard in 1835, R. & S. Garrard & Co in 1843 and Garrard & Co Ltd in 1909. In 1952 the firm was amalgamated with Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd.
Garrard merged with the jewellery firm Asprey in 1998 to become Asprey & Garrard, moving from 112 Regent Street to premises on New Bond Street. Asprey & Garrard was bought by Prince Jefri Bolkiah, a younger brother of the Sultan of Brunei, in 1995, and later acquired by private investors Lawrence Stroll and Silas Chou in 2000. The company demerged in 2002, with Garrard returning to the Albemarle Street site it first occupied in 1911. Garrard was acquired by the US private equity firm Yucaipa Cos. in 2006, ending its partnership with Asprey. Garrard was crown jeweller since 1735 when George Wickes was appointed as goldsmith to the Prince of Wales. The 19th century continued with a succession of famous commissions for Royalty and in 1843 Queen Victoria bestowed the honour of Crown Jeweller on the company. Garrard has served six successive monarchs. On 15 July 2007 an announcement was made in the Court Circular, under Buckingham Palace, that Garrard & Co's services as crown jeweller were no longer required, with the reason cited being that it was simply 'time for a change'. G. Collins and Sons were appointed the new Crown Jewellers.

CHRONOLOGY:
George Wickes, 1722-1730,
Craig & Wickes, 1730-1735
George Wickes, 1735-1750
Wickes & Netherton, 1750-1760
Parker & Wakelin, 1760-1776
Wakelin & Taylor, 1776-1792
Wakelin & Garrard, 1792-1802
Robert Garrard, 1802-1818
R, J & S. Garrard (or Robert Garrard & Brothers), 1818-1835
R.&S. Garrard, 1835-1843
R.&S. Garrard & Co, 1843-1909
Garrard & Co Ltd, 1909
amalgamated with The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd in 1952
Asprey & Garrard, 1998-2002
Garrard & Co Ltd, 2002





 G.W into a rectangle under a crown mark, George Wickes, London 1737

G.W into a rectangle under a crown
George Wickes
London 1737 hallmark

GW gothic under a crown mark, George Wickes , London 1743

GW gothic under a crown
George Wickes
London 1743 hallmark

GW gothic under a crown mark, George Wickes, London 1745

GW gothic under a crown
George Wickes
London 1745 hallmark

EW gothic under a fleur de lys mark, Edward Wakelin, London c. 1750

EW gothic under a fleur de lys
Edward Wakelin
London c. 1750 hallmark

I.P over E.W under a fleur de lys mark, John Parker I & Edward Wakelin, HLondon 1770

I.P over E.W under a fleur de lys
John Parker I & Edward Wakelin
London 1770 hallmark

I.W over W.T under a fleur de lys mark, John Wakelin & William Taylor, London 1786

I.W over W.T under a fleur de lys
John Wakelin & William Taylor
London 1786 hallmark

R.G mark, Robert Garrard, London 1810

R.G
Robert Garrard
London 1810 hallmark

RG in script under a crown mark, R & S Garrard & Co -Robert Garrard II-, London 1861

RG in script under a crown
Robert Garrard II- Garrard & Co Ltd
London 1860 hallmark

IG in script under a crown mark, R & S Garrard & Co -James Garrard-, London 1884

IG in script under a crown
James Garrard - R & S Garrard & Co
London 1884 hallmark

SG mark, R & S Garrard & Co -Sebastian Henry Garrard- Garrard & Co Ltd (from 1914), London 1928

SG
Sebastian Henry Garrard- Garrard & Co Ltd
London 1928 hallmark

G & Co over Ld into a trefoil mark, Garrard & Co Ltd , London 1965

G & Co over Ld into a trefoil
Garrard & Co Ltd
London 1965 hallmark

G & Co over Ld into a trefoil mark, Garrard & Co Ltd , Sheffield  1977, Britannia and Queen Elisabeth II silver Jubilee mark

G & Co over Ld into a trefoil
Garrard & Co Ltd
Sheffield 1977, Britannia and Queen Elisabeth II silver Jubilee mark

G & Co over Ld into a trefoil mark, Garrard & Co Ltd , Sheffield 1985

G & Co over Ld into a trefoil
Garrard & Co Ltd
Sheffield 1985 hallmark






George Wickes, London 1737 Robert Garrard II-, London 1861
Robert Garrard, London 1810 Edward Wakelin, London c. 1750
Garrard & Co Ltd, Sheffield  1977, Britannia and Queen Elisabeth II silver Jubilee mark




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