Of Royal Interest: An open faced pocket watch, 1930s
Lot 173
Of Royal Interest: An open faced pocket watch, 1930s
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,145) inc. premium
Auction Details
Of Royal Interest: An open faced pocket watch, 1930s
Lot Details
Of Royal Interest: An open faced pocket watch, 1930s
The silvered dial with Arabic chapters and an outer minute track, the extremely thin case with brushed finish and enamel crest to the back, diameter 44m, depth of case 3.50mm, with a fancy-link Albert watch chain, length 33cm, stamped 'PLAT', suspending an 18ct white gold pencil by Samson Mordan & Co., retailed by The Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co. Ltd, London 1935, length 55mm, all to original fitted case

Footnotes

  • Provenance:

    By family repute, this watch was a gift from a member of The Royal Family to John Nivison, 2nd Baron Glendyne of Sanquhar. Lord Glendyne acted as one of two executors of the estate of George V's sister, Princess Victoria, upon her death in December 1935.

    John Nivison was born on 14 March 1878 and succeeded to the title 2nd Baron Glendyne, of Sanquhar on 14th June 1930. He died on 28 January 1967.

    The title of Baronet had been created, in 1914, for John's father, Robert Nivison, founder of R Nivison & Co. (a stockbrokerage which acted extensively for the governments of the Dominions) for services to the British and Dominion governments. In 1922, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Glendyne of Sanquhar.

    John Nivison had a property, Herontye, in East Grinstead which he acquired in 1926. He also kept a residence (after a programme of extensive remodelling) at 8 Upper Grosvenor Street, London SW between 1928 and 1936.
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