I am new to the forum and hoping someone can help identify these marks on my little silver mouse head brooch as somewhat confused, from the marks which you can see on the back of it's neck, it looks like victoria duty mark (1838?), Lion with paw raised, H in shield, Leopard (London) with T.S in circle - possible makers mark and there is another mark under it's chin which is lozenge / diamond(ish) shape cartouche which I read on here indicates French or possible English widower - the marks inside it are not easy to read but think are either an I an 8 or an arrow in the top rounded part, number 13 underneath, B or 13 on the left, capital R with a small o on it's right (or a squiggle!) in the centre, unable to read the mark on the right of it - possibly a P?, then under the R, either a small K or X. My thoughts are that perhaps it was made in London at a known company but by one of the French Huguenot apprentices or staff? What do you think? Anyone know the marks?
BUT when I took it to jeweller to verify my theory, he said no he couldn't identify them but thought the Leopard wasn't an English mark but from India?? I would love to know - especially about the cartouche as this is a family heirloom from my nan who passed away some years ago.
Thanks in advance for input!