Alfred Meyer / Robert Phillips, British neo-classic enameled brooch, with an enamel plaque in grisaille technique and gold frame, signed, c.1870
Alfred Meyer (1832-1904) worked with many of the finest Parisian jewelers of his time, including Emile Froment-Meurice, Lucien Falize and Maison Vever. Meyer was instrumental in the revival of painted enamel technique in late 19th century France. He wrote and taught extensively on the subject of enameling.
Robert Adam Phillips and his brother Magnus Albert Phillips opened a retail jewellers prior to 1839, trading as Phillips Brothers at 31 Cockspur Street, London. Robert Phillips was a contemporary and acquaintance to both Fortunato Pio Castellani and Carlo Giuliano and became one of the most prominent and renowned manufacturing jewellers in London working predominantly in the revivalist style.