English Gold English Enameled and Diamond Queen Victoria Brooch by Mrs. Newman, 1892
Commemorating the 55th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s reign, the openwork enameled pin of 18k gold centering the initials VR for Victoria Regina flanked by the dates 1837 and 1892 and bordered by a fringe of rose cut diamonds. The reverse stamped with maker’s plaque, in original retailer’s box stamped Carrington & Co. Ltd The brooch-2 x 1 in. (5.1 x 2.4 cm.)
Charlotte Isabella Newman (1836-1920) was a pupil of court jeweller John Brogden and worked in London from 1870s to 1910 specializing in classical and Renaissance designs. She won a prize in Paris in 1878 Exposition International. After Brogden’s death in 1884, she took over his workshop and opened her own business as Mrs. Newman, Goldsmith and Court Jeweller, first on Clifford Street then after 1895 at 10 Savile Row, London.
Sold together with a pdf titled A Short Story About Mrs. Philip Newman by her great-grandson, Philip E. Johnson.