Manton & Mole


Manton & Mole were manufacturing jewellers, operating from Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter from the late 19th century. Founded and run by James Woodward and Wilfred B Mole from around 1860 into the 1920s, this company was responsible for the creation of rings, cufflinks and Albert chains, as well as larger gold pieces such as vesta cases, cigar cases and sovereign cases. Much of their impact on the Jewellery Quarter can be seen in the present day, with their former 1882 factory in Aquinas House acting as a hub of the quarter today.


Manton & Mole at Auction

Pieces by Manton & Mole sell very well at auction, owing largely to the quality and workmanship of the pieces. Snake rings, decorative band rings, vesta cases and cufflinks continue to entice bidders and exceed auction estimates as good solid examples of late Victorian and early 20th century jewellery design. If you have a M&M piece that you would like a valuation on, do not hesitate to reach out to our specialist.


Our specialist Fine Jewellery & Watch auctions are held four times a year and include the whole spectrum of jewellery and watches, from modern and designer pieces to antique jewels, ladies and gents wristwatches as well as pocket watches. Our department is headed by Liz Bailey who is FGA and DGA qualified, with many years experience in the industry. We offer a free valuation service as well as a free collection service for items consigned to these auctions.

Contact our qualified specialist Liz Bailey to find out more.


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Liz Bailey


Department Specialist

+44 (0)1270 623878

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Sponsor's marks M&M, together with the Birmingham anchor assay mark and date letter.

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