Ballistessa & Co.
London and Edinburgh; carvers and gilders (1830-1835)
Recorded at 13 Baldwins Gdns, Gray's Inn Lane, London, 1830–35, whilst their undated trade card gives addresses at 106 Hatton Gdn, London, and 8 & 9 Calton St, Edinburgh. It also describes services: ‘Glasses Ground, Polished, Silvered, Paintings cleaned and repaired. Barometers, Thermometers & Optical Glasses Made & Repaired. Picture Frame Makers & Looking Glass Manufacturers.’ Succeeded by Battistessa, Molteni & Guanziroli, carvers and gilders, from 1835. [Goodison, Barometers; Landauer Coll., MMA, NY].
Source: DEFM; Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840 (1996).