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
BRITISH SILVER MAKERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
Adie & Lovekin mark Asprey & Co mark Atkin Brothers mark Barker Brothers mark E. Barnard & Sons mark Hester Bateman mark Boardman, Glossop & Co Ltd markCharles Boyton & Son mark Thomas Bradbury & Sons mark Alfred Browett trade mark
Adie & Lovekin
Asprey & Co
Atkin Brothers
Barker Brothers
E.Barnard & Sons
Bateman
Boardman Glossop & Co
Charles Boyton & Son
T. Bradbury & Sons
Alfred Browett
Chawner & Co mark Alexander Clark Manufacturing Co mark G.R. Collis & Co mark Daniel & Arter mark go to James Deakin & Sons page Deykin & Sons mark James Dixon & Sons mark Elkington hallmark Fattorini & Sons mark Garrard & Co Ltd mark
Chawner & Co
Alexander Clark
G.R. Collis & Co
Daniel & Arter
J.Deakin & Sons
Deykin & Sons
J.Dixon & Sons
Elkington
Fattorini & Sons
Garrard & Co Ltd
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co mark John Grinsell & Sons mark Hamilton & Inches mark Harrison Brothers & Howson mark Hayne & Cater mark Hukin & Heath Ltd mark William Hutton & Sons Ltd mark George Jamieson mark Levi & Salaman mark Mappin & Webb mark
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd
John Grinsell & Sons
Hamilton & Inches
Harrison Br. & Howson
Hayne & Cater
Hukin & Heath
W.Hutton & Sons
George Jamieson
Levi & Salaman
Mappin & Webb
Martin Hall & Co mark Sampson Mordan & Co Ltd mark R,F. Mosley mark H.H. Plante mark Thomas Prime & Son mark Robert Pringle & Sons mark Reid & Sons mark Roberts & Belk mark John Round & Son Ltd mark Goldsmiths' Alliance Ltd  Ltd mark
Martin, Hall & Co
Sampson Mordan & Co
R.F. Mosley
H.H. Plante
Thomas Prime & Son
Robert Pringle
Reid & Sons
Roberts & Belk
John Round & Son Ltd
AB Savory & Sons Ltd
Sibray, Hall & Co mark W & G Sissons mark F.B. Thomas & Co mark George Unite & Sons mark Wakely & Wheeler mark Walker & Hall mark West & Son mark Henry Wilkison & Co mark Josiah Williams & Co mark Horace Woodward & Co Ltd mark
Sibray, Hall & Co Ltd
W & G Sissons
FB Thomas & Co
George Unite & Sons
Wakely & Wheeler
Walker & Hall
West & Son
H.Wilkinson & Co
Josiah Williams & Co
H.Woodward & Co
BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ILLUSTRATED LISTING OF MAKER'S AND SPONSOR'S MARKS
BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS


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