Silver penannular brooch, set with citrine, rock crystal, agate, jasper and bloodstone, foiled. Probably Scotland, about 1850-60.
Silver penannular brooch, set with citrine, rock crystal, jasper, agate and bloodstone. 'JLM' in monogram engraved on the back. In the celtic revival manner.
This shawl brooch in the Scottish style may have been made in Scotland. In the early years of the 19th century, the poetry and novels of Sir Walter Scott put Scotland on the tourist map. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were very fond of Scotland. Scottish pebble jewellery, already fashionable in the 18th century, became a popular souvenir. Birmingham jewellers responded to the demand, sometimes using stones from countries other than Scotland.
Given by Mrs W. S. Merriman
Location: Jewellery, room 91, case 20, shelf A, box 3