Pocket Watch Key - Scotland?

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Pocket Watch Key - Scotland?

Postby tu-fan » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:24 pm

Hello,

here i got an old pocket watch key:

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Maybe someone can help me with identification?! Is this a Scottish gem?

Thank you!

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Re: Pocket Watch Key - Scotland?

Postby AG2012 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:46 pm

Hi,
I see lion passant upside down but only two hind legs.Difficult if there are only those two marks.
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Re: Pocket Watch Key - Scotland?

Postby silvermakersmarks » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:31 am

I see a partial Birmingham hallmark for 1894. Compare my exemplar of this date with the rotated mark:

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Re: Pocket Watch Key - Scotland?

Postby tu-fan » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:02 pm

silvermakersmarks wrote:I see a partial Birmingham hallmark for 1894. Compare my exemplar of this date with the rotated mark:

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Phil


ok. possible... but i think, the silberworks looks scotish...

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Re: Pocket Watch Key - Scotland?

Postby silvermakersmarks » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:01 pm

I agree that the stones look Scottish, but there were a few manufacturers of this kind of product who had Birmingham-registered marks. Known makers include James Fenton & Co and Adie & Lovekin.

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Re: Pocket Watch Key - Scotland?

Postby dognose » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:09 am

Hi,

Much of these later pieces were not Scottish made. They were a product of the tourist industry. The advent of the railways, the rise of middle class wealth, coupled with Queen Victoria using Balmoral as a summer residence, made Scotland the fashionable place to be from the mid to late 1800's. The locals, of course, took advantage of this summer migration, making and selling a variety of souvenirs. The pebble jewellery was extremely popular, so popular, that local producers could not keep up with the demand for them. It did not take long for the Birmingham manufacturers, and others, to fill the gap in supplies.

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