Peter, Ann and William Bateman are very well known Georgian London silversmiths.
Peter Bateman was the son of Hester Bateman,
who, with his brother Jonathan, worked from 1790-91, when Jonathan died of cancer.
Peter registered his mark with Jonathan's widow Ann
and with Peter and Ann's son William in 1800.
They worked together until Ann's retirement in 1805 –
whereafter William worked with Peter - alone,
and then with Daniel Ball through the mid-19th century.
However, of equal importance is the Edinburgh silversmith Alexander Gairdner –
possibly little known to most but followers of Georgian Scottish silver.
Gairdner was one of Edinburgh's longest serving smiths, working from 1754 until 1803.
During this time he took on 14 apprentices, including his son John.
He received Royal patronage,
a variation of his mark featuring the Prince of Wales feathers within the punch.
He also served as Deacon of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths for Edinburgh (1772-74).
* "Clan Cunningham" is a Scottish clan
and Cunninghame the northern part of Ayrshire.
The Cunningham Clan has a long documented history in Scotland,
including the 13th century support of Robert the Bruce.
Historically, the chief of Clan Cunningham held the title of Earl of Glencairn.
However, in modern times the chief of the clan is the Cunningham of Corsehill.
The family crest includes the "unicorn",
which is restricted to the Crown of Scotland and Great Britain, and
Clans Cunningham, Oliphant, and Ramsay
(See Below for more).