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Antique Edwardian 9ct Rose Gold Sovereign Case - Aaron Lufkin Dennison - 1912

Sale price$1,473.00 USD

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Superb 9ct (solid gold, not cased) rose gold sovereign case by ALD - Aaron Lufkin Dennison.

Fully hallmarked to the inside case with hallmarks for ALD and date stamped for assay in Birmingham in 1912.

Beautifully engraved to both front and back, the front bearing a small round uninscribed cartouche just waiting all these years for your personal initials.

The hue is a soft rosy yellow, that lovely in-between colour antique jewellery seems to have sometimes, enabling it to mix and match well with your rose and yellow gold if desired.

Pop this beauty on your favourite fob watch chain, long guard muff chain or, in fact, any old chain!

STONES
None

MEASUREMENTS
3.0cm Round
Drop with top ring - 4.3cm

WEIGHT
16.4 Grams

MARKS
Fully hallmarked for Aaron Lufkin Dennison (ALD)
9 / 375 / ‘Anchor’ For Birmingham / ’n’ for 1912
‘ALD’
Stamped to top ring with 9 / 375 and again to spring bed lip also

CONDITION
Very very good antique condition.  No dents. Opens and closes perfectly with a snap.  Spring bed inside works perfectly. Absolutely gorgeous piece.

HISTORY OF AARON LUFKIN DENNISON (1812-1895)

American born A. L. Dennison began his pioneering career in the watch industry by founding Waltham Watch Company. The company grew to become the largest watch manufacturer in the U.S.A at the time.

In 1863, the talented watchmaker moved to Zurich in Switzerland, as he found the Swiss were more advanced in the production of watch parts. He joined Tremont Watch Company, heading the manufacturing side of the business and helped in the formation of International Watch Co.

In 1871, A.L.D moved to England and after a short time in London he decided to setup home in Birmingham. A.L.D found a niche in the market for high-quality watch cases produced in large numbers and patented many designs for air and watertight cases.

Originating from a small workshop on the side of the family home, the company called Dennison, Wigley & Company grew to produce 100,000 high-quality watch cases per annum. A.L.D died in 1895, but left behind a very worthy successor in his son, Franklin Dennison.  Dennison Watch Case Co. Ltd was established in 1905 by Franklin Dennison and his son Major Gilbert Dennison, after acquiring the shares of Alfred Wigley.

Over the following 60 years, the company grew to become the largest watch company in England and known around the world for its fine Dennison Quality (DQ). Even with this success, the memory of the great founder was never forgotten, with almost all Dennison products signed with the assay mark ‘A.L.D’