Stewart Dawson & Co. was a silversmith and retail business that was founded in 1871 by David Stewart Dawson in Liverpool, England. The company quickly became successful, and by the late 1800s, it had branches in London, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, and Dunedin.
Stewart Dawson was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in 1849. He apprenticed as a silversmith in Dufftown, and then moved to Liverpool in 1871 to set up his own business. Dawson was a talented silversmith, and his work was soon in demand by both the wealthy and the middle class. The company's products were known for their high quality and their stylish design.
In 1886, Dawson moved to Australia and opened a branch of his business in Sydney. The Australian branch was an immediate success, and it quickly became one of the leading silversmiths in the country. Dawson also opened branches in Melbourne and Auckland, and by the more...
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