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Antique Early Victorian Scottish Agate Thistle Brooch Quality 9ct & 18ct Gold For Sale

Antique Early Victorian Scottish Agate Thistle Brooch Quality 9ct & 18ct Gold

Attractive Scottish Agate Brooch……

This is a really good example of Victorian Scottish Jewellery and is in fabulous condition.

The 9ct O shaped brooch is made of Green Bloodstone and mustard & red Mottled Jasper in the form of a Cross. The centre is beautifully set with a three dimensional Scottish Thistle.

The quality of workmanship on this brooch is evident in both the design and manufacture. It has wonderfully engraved three dimensional yellow gold scrolling leaves set with real pearls. The bloodstone head of the thistle is set in a rose gold beaded setting and a real beautiful lustre pearl sits beneath.

If you look at the back of the brooch you will see the quality of workmanship here too. The rear is in both rose and yellow gold and has an extended pin*.

The main body of the brooch is 9ct and the centre is high 18ct (tested).

There are no marks on the brooch and I would date it as early Victorian – C.1840’s.

Scottish Agate or Pebble Jewellery was made popular by Queen Victoria. When she travelled to the Highlands with Prince Albert she fell in love with the dramatic landscape and went on to purchase Balmoral, the rest as they say is history. This love extended to all things Scottish and when the London papers reported that the couple were wearing “polished pebble brooches made from local stones” it set a trend that would last for decades and even spread to Europe.

Written examples of this sweeping fashion are to be seen in the novel written by Elizabeth Gaskell in her novel Cranford (1851) set in the Cheshire village of Knutsford where one of the characters – Miss Pole was wearing no less than 7 Scottish pebble brooches!

*Extended pins on brooches are often a good indicator of period. The pins were made longer and extended beyond the edge of a brooch to accommodate the thicker Victorian fabrics that were pre 1880’s

Condition: Please note that this brooch is in excellent condition, there are no cracks or fissures – anything that looks remotely like one (ie the one at 6 o clock on the photograph) is just a grain line in the stone! The surface is completely smooth when you run your nail over it!

Size is: 1 ½” (4cm) in diameter

K712

Please Note: All Weights & Measures are Approximate. Unless otherwise stated, any dimensions and estimated weights of gemstones in this description have been determined without un-setting the stones and are, therefore, to be considered only as a probable because of limitations imposed by the mount. The box in the picture is for display purposes only and your item will come in a reproduction antique box unless otherwise stated.


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