An 18ct gold open faced pocket watch, by Charles Frodsham, London 1917
Lot 12
An 18ct gold open faced pocket watch, by Charles Frodsham, London 1917
Sold for £3,250 (US$ 4,339) inc. premium

Jewellery and Silver

14 Mar 2013, 11:00 GMT

Edinburgh

Lot Details
An 18ct gold open faced pocket watch, by Charles Frodsham, London 1917 An 18ct gold open faced pocket watch, by Charles Frodsham, London 1917 An 18ct gold open faced pocket watch, by Charles Frodsham, London 1917
An 18ct gold open faced pocket watch, by Charles Frodsham, London 1917
The circular white enamel dial with Roman chapters, an outer minute track and blued steel spade hands, with a subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o'clock, the cuvette with presentation inscription, the case engraved with crest, diameter 47mm, the case and cuvette stamped with maker's mark 'WN' and numbered '5897', the movement numbered '09785', the movement and dial signed 'Charles Frodsham, 27 South Molton Street, London', weight 105g, together with an Albert watch chain of curb-link design, length 37cm, weight 42g, with partial hallmarks for 18ct gold, and a 15ct gold sovereign case engraved with cyphered initials 'RN', London 1896, weight 35g

Footnotes

  • Provenance:

    This watch was the property of Robert Nivison, 1st Baron Glendyne of Sanquhar.

    The crest to the back of the case is that of Glendyne. The inscription to the cuvette reads 'From/ Harold/ Brian/ Tommy/ 3 July 1919'

    Born in 1849, the son of a colliery manager, Nivison's childhood was spent at Sanquhar in Dumfriesshire. He joined the British Linen Bank as a junior clerk at fifteen and his career progressed in banking until 1881 when he changed direction and became a junior partner of a stockbrokers. In 1883, he became a member of the London Stock Exchange and three years later established his own firm, R. Nivison & Co. The firm was extremely successful, especially after 1891, when it began to act as stockbroker to the governments of the Dominions.

    The title of Baronet was created in 1914 for his services to the British and Dominion governments. In 1922, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Glendyne of Sanquhar. He died in 1930.
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