System Number: 04525
Date: [25 December] 1890
Author: James Unitt Parkes
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P165
Document Type: MsD
[crown over royal crest with motto:] HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE
12, VIGO STREET,
REGENT ST. LONDON, W.
J McNeil Whistler Esqr.
GOLDSMITH, SILVERSMITH & JEWELLER.
OLD PLATE, SECOND HAND SILVER,
MINIATURES, ENAMELS, CURIOSITIES.
HIGH [CLASS BOUTIQUE?] Estd A.D. 1777 FAMILY JEWELS REMOUNTED OR BOUGHT FOR CASH.
|Feb 1||Foreign Silver Tea Caddy||8||10||-|
|" "||Garnet Buckle||3||15||-|
|10||Furnishing 3 Brilliants & selling 1 other in Hoopring||1||18||-|
|69 .||Do 3 Brilliants 4 Roses & pin to initial Brooch||1||16||-|
|Do 4 Pearls to finger Ring||-||18||6|
|Apl 19||New Black button pin & screw to [L Pol?]||-||6||-|
|Repairing S[ilve]r Toast Rack||-||5||6|
|July 5||12 Antique Silver Tea Spoons||6||-||-|
|" 24||Antique Silver Strainer||3||3||-|
|Aug 11||Set of 12 [L S?] paste Buttons||3||10||-|
|Repairing & furnishing Stones to 4 Garnet Brooches & mounting 2 Bows as Brooches rep & furnishing garnet to flower Brooch||2||5||-|
1. [25 December 1890]
Dated 'Xmas 1890'.
3. Silver Tea Caddy
The Whistlers collected mainly 18th century silver, much of which is now in the Hunterian Art Gallery. Beatrix Whistler was also collecting, designing, and wearing jewellery. It is possible the pearls were for a ring designed by her, which is now in the Hunterian Art Gallery (see MacDonald, Margaret F., Beatrice Whistler Artist and Designer, Glasgow, 1997).