Rare Antique Bow Brooch in Sterling Silver by Royally Appointed Silversmith to Queen Victoria
An extremely rare and magnificently detailed antique bow brooch from the early Victorian period by eminent English silversmith Henry Ellis, who was appointed Silversmith to the Queen in 1848.
Featuring exquisite hand-engraving and full Exeter hallmarks for 1847, along with Ellis’ maker’s mark, this beautiful brooch is a true collector’s piece!
Henry Ellis was one of the few West Country silversmiths to thrive in the early to mid 1800’s, attracting the interest of Queen Victoria, who personally bought 5 of his brooches!. His work was exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851 at the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park.
This impressive and substantial brooch measures 7cm by 3cm and weighs 17g. As wearable today as the day it was crafted, it makes for a very eye-catching statement brooch on the lapel, but is also quite sturdy enough for securing a winter scarf or shawl.
It is in very good antique condition, the hand-engraving beautifully crisp throughout. It fastens securely with its original C-clasp pin.
An outstanding, one-of-a-kind antique statement piece!
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