I have never been a follower of bling although there was a time when I supported a medallion. Fortunately no photos survived the shock.
So for this week's heist I had to raid some jewellery boxes. I'll let you decide whether I got away with it.
|Ancient and Modern Jewellery Boxes|
The oblong box dates from the late 1800s or early 1900s; I have been unable to trace the jeweller in Halifax, Yorkshire.
|Turquoise and Diamond Brooch|
My next jeweller at Louth. Lincolnshire has proved equally elusive although I have located a clock and watchmaker of the same name.
|Ruby and Pearl Ring|
Having looked again for William Colbeck, I found him at the Black Bull at 22 Upgate, Louth aged 1, born in 1880. In 1910 there is a newspaper report which I can't access that shows his shop at Market Rasen was burgled. The report in the Stamford Mercury December 16 1910 starts, "The shop of Mr William Colbeck, jeweller of Market Rasen. Nov 9. The shop door had been cut about with a knife and a hole had been cut right through near the lock. An attempt had also been made to remove the glass panel...."
That ring belonged to Amy who you have seen on Sepia Saturday before. The modern box belongs to my wife and contains the birthday present she bought for me this year.
I'm afraid there is nothing interesting to report on Market Cross, jewellers in Yarm. However when you raid jewellery boxes you may find some unexpected things.
|Christmas Bells and Grand Daughter's Brooch|
Perhaps she will grow up to believe -
Perhaps I'd better bow out and let you look for other rocks atSepia-saturday-181.