- J W.BENSON Lady Pocket Watch 18 ct Solid Gold (circa 1949)
(Extremely rare lady JWB; currently the only one on sale)
- Victorian Solid Oak Wood Stand
- Manoah Rhodes & Sons Ltd Antique Real Leather Case
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Lady J W. Benson Solid 18 ct Gold (circa 1949)
Extremely Rare especially in this Condition, one of very few around that is hardly used
Keeping excellent time and runs just over 30 hours, serviced September 2015
The movement is like new, clean with original shine, in great condition
Weighs 40 grams and fully hallmarked for the London assay office with the letter (O) for the year 1946
The solid 18 ct gold case is in superb condition, the original case
Very Nice hand engraving on the back Cover (CF)
The Dial is in excellent condition original porcelain dial
The crystal is made from thick mineral glass, little wear, very good original example
Dimensions: The watch is 3.5 cm excluding the bow; weighs 40 grams
Beautiful Victorian Solid Oak stand (circa 1895)
Beautifully hand engraved with a lovely mid oak and a touch of gold powder finish
Very attractive antique solid Wood stand; a perfect fit for this watch
Dimensions as display stand: H- 9 cm; W- 4.5 cm; D- 2 cm
Dimensions open flat: L- 17 cm; W- 4.5 cm ; D- 2 cm
Manoah Rhodes & Sons Ltd Real Leather Case: (circa late 1800’s/early 1900’s)
The watch was displayed in this case and with the same stand when originally purchased in 2012 from Australia.
Manoah Rhodes was born in Morley, Yorkshire, on the 7th March 1810.
In 1822 he was indentured to the Bradford silversmith John Allott, to whom he was to remain with for fourteen years. The year 1836 saw Rhodes set up business for himself in Bradford; it was a venture that was to grow into one of the largest jewellers in the North of England.
Manoah Rhodes died in March 1881 and in 1888 the firm converted into a limited liability company known as Manoah Rhodes & Sons Ltd. with (Thomas) Ackroyd Rhodes as the managing director.
The first entry for the firm at the London Assay Office on the 12th August 1893, the addresses entered as:
31, St Bride Street, Ludgate Circus, London.
64, Hatton Garden, was entered on the 28th August 1895
45, Kirkgate, Bradford* was entered on the 18th December 1907
Ackroyd Rhodes died in 1915, and the firm was then under the control of F.C.M.S. Rhodes;
described as ‘ one of the handsomest jewellery establishments in the provinces’ on the site of John Allott’s premises, his former employer.
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