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Charles Frodsham & Co

Information about Charles Frodsham & Co

Charles Frodsham & Co was founded by Charles Frodsham (1810-1871) in 1834. The business made precision timekeepers and was awarded a Royal Warrant in 1854 becoming keepers of Her Majesty's clocks to Queen Victoria.

The firm acquired a number of prestigious clock making firms, including JR Arnold of 18 Strand, London.

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Charles Frodsham & Co Related Lots

Lot FS19/133

Lot FS19/133: Frodsham. A Gentleman's Key Wound Fusee Open Face Pocket Watch

Frodsham. A gentleman's key wound fusee open face pocket watch, the circular white enamel dial, 47mm diameter with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial in a plain case, 142gms. gross weight.

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
Realised: £1,100

Lot FS17/260

Lot FS17/260: Charles Frodsham Fmsz. An 18ct Gold Keyless Half-hunter Fob Watch

Charles Frodsham FMSZ An 18ct gold keyless half-hunter fob watch the circular white enamel dial with Roman numerals, subisidiary seconds dial signed Chas Frodsham, 07740 ADFMSZ', the three quarter backplate similarly inscribed in an 18ct gold case with hallmarks for London 1895, later adapted to be worn as a wristwatch with attached flexible bracelet.

Estimate: £600 - £800
Realised: £720

Lot FS16/126

Lot FS16/126: Chas Frodsham Emsz

Chas Frodsham Emsz A Gentleman's 18ct gold keyless lever half hunter pocket watch, the circular dial signed 'Chas Frodsham London 07115', the three quarter back plate with repeat signature and number, also 'AD Emsz' in an 18ct gold case with hallmarks for London 1887.

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500
Realised: £1,350

Lot FS16/641

Lot FS16/641: Charles Frodsham & Co, Paris, A Small Quarter Striking Gorge Carriage Clock

Charles Frodsham & Co, Paris, a small quarter striking Gorge carriage clock the eight-day duration movement having a platform lever escapement and striking the hours and quarters on two gongs with push button repeat, with a 'strike/silent' lever to the underside of the case, the backplate signed 'Frodsham, 19797', the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, blued steel spade hands and signed 'Charles Frodsham, & Co, Paris, 19797', with a lacquered brass Gorge case, height: 10.5cm (handle down): 12.5cm (handle up).

Estimate: £400 - £600
Realised: £1,750

Lot FS16/654

Lot FS16/654: Chas Frodsham & Co, A Quarter-Chiming Bracket Clock

Chas Frodsham & Co, a quarter-chiming bracket clock the eight-day duration, triple-fusee movement, chiming the quarters on eight bells and the hour on a gong, signed on the backplate 'Chas Frodsham & Co, Clockmakers to the Queen, 84 Strand, 1658', repeated to the seven-inch square brass dial, with the raised silvered chapter ring having black Roman numerals, with cast brass floral spandrels to the corners and two subsidiary dials for 'slow/fast' regulation and 'chime on eight bells/chime on four bells', with a heavy cast bezel of acanthus leaf design, the walnut case with a stepped mount to the top, canted corners, a serpentine moulding to the base and standing on cast brass lions paw feet, height: 49cm.

Estimate: £400 - £600
Realised: £700