Exceptionally & extremely rare, gorgeous example Victorian Era. Watch by the English reputable maker. Blanckensee & Co & movement maker Davis & Sons.
On the inner part of the back cover. Hart from Her Affectionate Father. "Fusee Verge" working well movement.
Solid gold engraved dial with. Both gold case and movement are.
Original key & new box supplied. Great jewelry addition to any collection.Case diameter 40mm / Width 12mm / Total weight 51gr. Sponsor's mark FM in a serif face within a rectangular shield with cut corners is the sponsor's mark of Frank Moss, 48 Frederick Street, Birmingham.
The London Assay Office usually required the residential address of registrants, but Frederick Street is within the jewellery quarter of Birmingham and this is more likely to have been the address of a workshop or factory. Frank Moss was a partner in the firm of J. The company was a partnership between Joel and Leon Blanckensee and Frank Moss It is not clear why Moss entered a mark of his own because Blanckensee & Co. Were already registered with the Birmingham Assay Office.
Within a rectangular shield had been entered on 29 October 1875 with addresses at Duchess Road and Regent Street Birmingham. Regent Street is off Frederick Street within the jewellery quarter of Birmingham and this is likely to have been the address of a workshop or factory, whereas Duchess Road is a residential location and appears to have been a private address.
A second punch with the same mark and address details was entered on 13 May 1878. Five further similar punches were registered with the same details between 1901 and 1903. On 28 April 1903 a punch was entered with J. B 2 & Co within a rectangular shield with cut corners and address 48 Frederick Street, Birmingham was entered. The use of the "2" in this punch indicates that the Frederick Street operation was a separate establishment from the one at Regent Street.Blanckensee & Son was founded circa 1827 in Birmingham as wholesale manufacturing goldsmiths and jewellers. From a small beginning it gradually expanded to become one of the largest in the trade.
In 1887 it was incorporated as a limited company with Aaron Blanckensee, the son of the founder, as Managing Director. The manufactory was at 14 and 15 Frederick Street Birmingham, there was a branch office at 35 Ely Place Holborn, London, and a manufactory and warehouse in Madrid.
The company manufactured high class jewellery, chains, caskets and gem set work. There is no suggestion that they were involved in watch or watch case manufacture and the relationship to J. The address given was 4 and 5 Arcade Chambers, Corporation Street, Birmingham, most likely the address of the Patent Attorney that Moss used to prepare and submit the application. TITLE & DESCRIPTION IS ACCORDING OUR PERSONAL ESTIMATION.
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