Rundell and Bridge
Philip Rundell and John Bridge (1755—1834) were appointed Royal Goldsmiths, Silversmiths, Jewellers and Medallists in 1797 and held the Royal Warrant until 1843.
Amongst their employees were the well-known artists John Flaxman and Thomas Stothard, who both designed and modelled silverware. Directing their workshops from 1802 were the silversmith Benjamin Smith and the designer Digby Scott; and in 1807, Paul Storr, the most celebrated English silversmith of the period, took charge.
Rundell, Bridge and Rundell formed the General Mining Association (G.M.A.) in 1827 and opened a colliery in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada the same year and a second colliery in nearby Dominion (then called Lingan and subsequently Bridgeport) in 1830. The G.M.A. operated coal mines and built shipping piers and railways in Cape Breton until it sold its eastern Cape Breton County holdings to the Dominion Coal Company by 1894 and retained its Sydney Mines operations until selling to the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Corporation in 1900.
- Christopher Hartop et al., Royal Goldsmiths: The Art of Rundell & Bridge 1797-1843 (John Adamson) 2005
- The Rundell Tiara http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2012/03/tiara-thursday-rundell-tiara.html
- Charles William Vernon, Cape Breton, Canada, at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: A Treatise of Natural Resources and Development (Toronto and New York: Nation Publishing Company, 1903), 172-178. Leonard Stephenson, Dominion, NS, 1906-1981, 8-9.