Antique Scottish Grouse Foot / Claw Brooch / Kilt Pin Thistle Symbol Yqz For SaleUntitled Document
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Cool Taxidermy Shabby Chic Condition
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Up in this sale is an Antique Scottish Grouse Foot / Claw Brooch / Kilt Pin. This pin is a very cool piece featuring its Scottish symbol both on the end and top of the metal tip. We are calling it shabby chic condition, because one claw is chipped, and the back where the symbol is found is barely separated, but still very unique! it measures approx. 3 1/4" in length & 1 1/2" across.
We found the following on the internet.
The kilt pin is a piece of jewellery that is usually worn on the lower corner of the outer apron of a kilt. Its function is to prevent the apron falling or blowing open, by adding weight to the outer apron. It does not pin the outer apron to the inner fabric.
It is common for kilt pins to be decorative with many featuring clan symbols, national emblems or native animals and plants.
Kilt pins are, quite simply, pins used on the lower front apron of kilts. Though popular now, kilt pins are a relatively recent addition to kilt attire. Folklore suggests usage began in the Victorian era, and provides one with a delightful anecdote on its origins.
During a visit to Balmoral Castle, Queen Victoria inspected the famed Douglas Highlanders, a regiment noted for its bravery. The wind blew fierce and one young soldier encountered great difficulty holding his position. Kilts are frequently worn without undergarments and the queen noticed the soldier's struggle to appear modest and yet stand still. Taking a brooch from her own clothing, she kindly pinned the soldier's kilt.
Though this tale suggests the kilt pin's function is to keep the kilt closed at the bottom, in actuality, kilt pins are more decorative in nature. In fact, these pieces are normally worn on only one half of the kilt and are not pinned through the two layers of the kilt to join them together. Placed properly, they do provide some weight at the bottom of the kilt, but modesty is more effectively achieved by securing the lowest strap of the garment.
Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 1 lbs 8 oz in a 6 x 6 x 4 box. The Calculator is not always right - if the shipping looks too high email us and we will give you an accurate quote prior to the sale ending. ************ What a great find!
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