Lot 2: Coombe Martin silver. A Victorian silver shawl brooch, approx. 10.5cm long, a heavy scroll design with cabochon amethysts, the locking mechanism a registered design, stamped '' H.S. Ellis Exeter , Regd. Octr 24, 1847 '', manufactured by Hilliard & Thomason (mark rubbed) in Birmingham, 1850 for the Exeter silversmith. This brooch is also stamped '' Devon and Cornwall Silver '', to indicate that the metal was mined from the Combe Martin mine in North Devon.
Hampstead Auctions Ltd's Jewellery, Silver, Watches and General Antiques
Tuesday, 17th November 2015
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