J is for Jeweller
By HOUSTOUN, George , 1742

George Houstoun Goldsmith ... Makes and Sells all Sorts of Gold, Silver & Jewellers Work, at Reasonable Rates. N.B. And Buyeth any of the above Mention’d Goods.

  • Author: HOUSTOUN, George
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: at ye Golden Cup, near St. Dunstans church, Fleet Street
  • Publication date: c1742-1750
  • Physical description: Engraved trade card, loss to left hand side.
  • Dimensions: 180 by 120mm (7 by 4.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17775


Of Houstoun (1716-1786), Heal writes: “Buckley’s MS. List of Goldsmiths gives: – George Houstoun, Fleet Street 1742. George Houstoun, near the Mitre Tavern, Fleet Street 1751. ‘Manchester Magazine’, George Houstoun, corner of Mitre Tavern Passage 1755. Jackson’s ‘English Goldsmiths’ gives him as working in 1773. Chaffer’s ‘Gilda Aurifabrorum’ gives him in Fleet Street 1742-’73”.


  1. BM Heal 67.219

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