"Because I am crazy, I decided to see what jewelery I could find of theirs, out there on the world wide web. Here's what I found:" JRN

ROBINSON & McKEWAN

Manufacturing Jewellers

45 FREDERICK STREET

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND 

EST. 1870 to 1890

A superb

'Queen Victoria 1887

Golden Jubilee large

hollow silver and enamel commemorative brooch',

the reverse bearing Birmingham hallmarks

for 1886 and

with maker's details

"R & M"

(Robinson & McKewan, Birmingham.).

Very good condition,

retaining original pin fittings.
Height 36mm.

William Joseph Robinson

&

Arthur George McKewan

925 Sterling silver brooch

with 9ct finish to flowers.

Hallmark Birmingham assay office 1889.

Sponsor mark M&R.

Made by Robinson & McKewan

(William Robinson & Arthur George McKewan.

34mm x 22mm. total weight = 3.27 grams

ROBINSON & McKEWAN 1884

FIGURED STERLING BROOCH 1 1/2"

HOCKLEY STREET

Queen Victoria 1887 Golden Jubilee Hallmarked Silver & Enamel Royalty Brooch

by Robinson & McKewan, Birmingham.
 

ROBINSON & McKEWAN 1883

ROBINSON AND McKEWAN 1884

Silver snuff box and cheroot cutter. 

4.5 cm, w 3cm , d 1cm

Man's frock coat. Chas. Baker & Co. 1880

ROBINSON & McKEWAN 1884

SILVER COMBINATION SNUFF BOX WITH SIGAR CUTTER with engraved "WBBC to HW Jan 15th 1910".

2 oz. 

Antique Sterling Silver louie Name Brooch Pin 1888

by Robinson & McKewan, Birmingham.
 

 1885

 Robinson & McKewan

Solid Silver & Enamel Victorian 1887 Golden Jubilee Brooch !886

by Robinson & McKewan, Birmingham.

 

Learn about hallmarks in the National Archives, click here.

The lion =purity, the anchor on its side=gold assayed in Birmingham.

A standing anchor-silver assayed in Birmingham.

The Anchor is the mark of Birmingham.

ROBINSON & McKEWAN 1876

SILVER VESTA CASE

VICTORIAN MATCH SAFE with engraved Kate Greenway scene and initials in a floral cartouche.

4cm x 3.3 cm x 1.4. .75 troy oz. 

1820 - Built as a house with large ground. (45 Frederick)

​​1874-   Earliest patent.  (136 Hockley Hill)

1880   Patent.  (136 Hockley Hill)

1880 - Grounds sold and built on. (45 Frederick)

1881 - Leased to R&M (45 Frederick)

1884- Earliest Patent at National Archives (45 Frederick)

ROBINSON & McKEWAN 1893

9K Gold Etruscan RevealStyle Bar Pin,

3/8 x 1 5/8. 2.8 grams.

ROBINSON AND McKEWAN 1892/3

Silver Bar Brooch

1893

9Ct Gold and Amethyst Pin​ with three bery bright stones.

43mm. 3.45 weight.

ROBINSON AND McKEWAN 1886

SILVER ENAMEL BROOCH PIN

"Large Victorian Silver Locket with full hallmark for Birmingham 1892. 

 

 Maker's mark is 'R & M', William Robinson and Arthur George McKewan who traded between 1880 and 1892 in Hockley Street Birmingham. 

 

 Locket weighs 11g on my kitchen scales. 

 

Length including bale is 60mm and width is 35 mm approx."

(found on ebay)

ROBINSON AND McKEWAN 1880

Silver and 9ct Gold Locket

4.74 X 3.75X X.6 cm.

1887

1879

Burges Washstand

at the V&A.

William Joseph Robinson's daughter-in-law, Maud Amelia Sherwood Robinson Robinson. Wearing what I have to assume is one of their pieces. JRN

ROBINSON AND McKEWAN 1866

Fine Antique Victorian Silver Brooch

ROBINSON AND McKEWAN 

Silver Oval Brooch

ROBINSON

AND

McKEWAN

1884

Silver Horse

Riding Hunting 

Brooch

B'ham

1885

Silver Novelty Perfume Scent Bottle 

Modeled as a miniature champagne bottle with hinged cover. 

6cm high; 25gram weight.

136 HOCKLEY HILL

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND 

1880 AND EARLIER

Before 1880, R&M were located at 136 Hockley Hill. JRN

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