S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd

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S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd

Postby rblanck » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:35 am

Hi all,

I'm looking for information on Solomon Blanckensee and Sons Ltd that were silversmiths in Birmingham from the mid 1800s.

Solomon was my great great great grandfather, and so I'm very interested in his trade. I am going into my final year of university and I plan to write my thesis on Blanckensee silver.

I am particularly interested in the design aspects of Blanckensee silver. For instance, the inspiration behind their pieces, why they went with particular designs for each piece. I know that they created a lot of art deco pieces, and I am very interested in why that decision was made.

Any information would be much appreciated, especially if anybody knows of any books, journals, leaflets, any written material on S Blanckensee and Sons silver. That would be extremely helpful as the information is for an academic essay and will need to be cited.

Thank you,
Rachel

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Re: S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd

Postby dognose » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:15 pm

Hi Rachel,

Welcome to the Forum.

Just to get the ball rolling, see this topic for details of Solomon Blanckensee and Sons's Madrid operation:

viewtopic.php?f=61&t=25406&p=73558

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Re: S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd

Postby dognose » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:06 am

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S. Blanckensee & Son Ltd. - Birmingham - 1893

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Re: S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd

Postby dognose » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:48 am

Exhibits at the International Health Exhibition, London, 1884:

762. Spade, silver and ivory, enamelled and parcel-gilt. Presented by the ladies of Leicester to H.R.H. the Princess of Wales, on planting a tree in the Abbey Park. 20 May, 1882.

Designed by J. W. Tonks, Birmingham.
Manufactured by S. Blanckensee & Son, Birmingham
(Lent by H.R.H. the Princess of Wales.)

763. Gold Key, Gothic style, presented to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, on the occasion of his opening the Abbey Park, Leicester, with enamelled Arms of Prince and of Borough, oak device, King Charles' Day, 1882.

Designed by J. W. Tonks, Birmingham.
Manufactured by S. Blanckensee and Son, Birmingham.
(Lent by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, K.G.)


Source: The Health Exhibition Literature - Vol. XVII - 1884

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Re: S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd

Postby dognose » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:44 pm

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S. Blanckensee & Son Limited - Birmingham - 1887

DIRECTORS:

David Benjamin, Esq., 86, Westbourne-terrace, Hyde-park, W.
Charles Brook Dobson, Esq., 72, West Cromwell-road, S.W.
*Ernest Charles Keay, Esq. (Messrs. E. C. and J. Keay), Birmingham and West Bromwich.
*Edwin Y. Pearson, Esq., 6, Victoria-buildings, Corporation-street, Birmingham.
Aaron Blanckensee, Esq., 15, Frederick-street, Birmingham, Managing Director.

* Will join the Board after Allotment.


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Re: S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd

Postby dognose » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:50 am

An example of the work and mark of S. Blanckensee & Son Ltd.:

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S.B&S.Ld - Birmingham - 1937

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Re: S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd

Postby dognose » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:13 am

DARING RAILWAY ROBBERY

A daring robbery from a London railway station of £6,000 worth of jewels is reported. It was made at King's Cross Station of the Great Northern Railway. The victim is Mr. Blanckensee, of Messrs. S. Blanckensee and Son, Ltd., wholesale manufacturing jewellers, of Frederick-street, Great Hampton-street, Birmingham, manufacturing jewellers, with a London office at Ely-place, Holborn. Mr. Harry Blanckensee is well known on the road as a traveller in high-class goods. He arrived from Hull about 8 o'clock on Friday night and handed in at a temporary cloakroom close by the entrance to the Tube Railway at King's Cross Station a brass-bound leather case containing his samples, valued at £6,000.


Source: Llais Llafur - 28th February 1914

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Re: S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd

Postby dognose » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:39 pm

On Monday a case containing jewellery valued at £1,000 was abstracted from the trap of a Mr. Blankensee, principal of a Birmingham firm of manufacturing jewellers, which was standing outside a shop in Tottenham Court-road, London. The coachman stood at the horse's head, and a policeman was standing within a few yards of the end of the vehicle at the time.

Source: The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser - 27th January 1882

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Re: S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd

Postby dognose » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:18 pm

LIONEL BLANCKENSEE

18, & 19, Northwood Street, Birmingham


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Lionel Blanckensee's trade mark


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Lionel Blanckensee - Birmingham - 1893

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Lionel Blanckensee - Birmingham - 1893

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Lionel Blanckensee - Birmingham - 1893

Lionel Blanckensee was the son of (Abraham) Solomon Blanckensee, and the brother of Aaron and Julius Blanckensee. He started his business, firstly at Buckingham Street, Birmingham, and later at 18, & 19, Northwood Street, Birmingham. He also had London Showrooms, firstly at 118, Holborn by 1893, then 124, Holborn in 1904, and then at 1, Gamage Buildings, Holborn in 1906.

Lionel Blanckensee died in January 1933.

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Re: S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd

Postby dognose » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:28 am

FATAL ASSAULT IN AN ASYLUM

Mr. Joel Blanckensee, aged fifty-three, formerly a manufacturing jeweller and watch-maker, of Birmingham, died suddenly at St. Andrew's Hospital for Mental Diseases, Northampton. At an inquest an attendant said on January 31st, while on duty in a passage leading to a ward in which the deceased and twenty-one other patients were located, he saw a patient rush savagely at deceased and kick him in the stomach. It was a very severe and deliberate kick. They had not quarrelled. The same patient had kicked witness several times, as well as other patients. The witness added that the assault was not reported because it was not thought at the time to be serious. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death," but expressed the opinion I that the kicking should have been reported.


Source: Rhyl Record and Advertiser - 17th February 1900

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Re: S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd

Postby dognose » Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:05 pm

An example of the incuse mark of S. Blanckensee and Son, Ltd., noted on a pair of sugar-tongs, assayed at Birmingham in 1931:

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S.B&S.Ld - Birmingham - 1931

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Re: S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd

Postby dognose » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:15 am

Mr. Mayer Blanckensee finds trade certainly better this year than last. He still continues to bring out new specialities in gem jewellery in that class of work for which he has been so long celebrated. As there is a continued demand in the better class London houses for new designs in ladies' rings, we should advise all doing a really first-class trade to see Mr. Blanckensee's latest productions.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st May 1891

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