Lunchtime Lecture: Henry Ellis of Exeter, Silversmith in Ordinary to Queen Victoria

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Tuesday, 13 December 2016
13:10 - 14:15
RAMM
Educational & Spoken Word

Henry Ellis (1790-1871) was a leading Exeter merchant who recorded life in the city. Initially a watch and clockmaker, he shared the Victorian enthusiasm for locally produced goods. Using silver from the mines at Combe Martin in North Devon, he produced a range of items, which excited the interest of Queen Victoria.

Jeremy Pearson was Curator of Applied Art at RAMM 1979-88 and then Senior Curator for the National Trust in the South West.

Organised by Friends of Exeter Museums & Art Gallery, registered charity no. 306649. The Friends support the museum with financial help towards acquisitions and conservation. www.exeter.gov.uk/friends, E friends@exeter.gov.uk.