Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.

British
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. was a British silverware and jewelry company that operated from 1880 to 1952. The company was founded by William Gibson and John Lawrence Langman, two former employees of the prestigious silverware firm Hunt & Roskell.
 
Under Gibson and Langman's leadership, Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. quickly established itself as a leading manufacturer of high-quality silverware and jewelry. The company produced a wide range of products, including tableware, flatware, and decorative objects, and also offered bespoke services for clients who wanted custom-made items.
 
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. was known for its innovative designs and its use of new technologies and materials. The company was one of the first in Britain to adopt the use of electric lighting in its showrooms, and it also introduced new techniques for gemstone setting and enameling. The company worked with prominent artists and designers of the time, including Archibald Knox and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, to create unique and innovative pieces.
 
In addition to its silverware and jewelry, Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. was also known for its advertising and marketing efforts. The company produced a series of illustrated catalogs that showcased its designs and helped to establish its reputation as a leader in the field.
 
After World War II, the demand for luxury goods declined, and Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. struggled to maintain its position in the market. In 1952, the company was acquired by Garrard & Co., another prominent British silverware and jewelry firm, and its operations were eventually merged into the larger company.
 
Despite its relatively short lifespan, Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. is remembered as an important player in the history of British silverware and jewelry, and its products are highly sought after by collectors today.
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