Antique Victorian Moss Agate Brooch C.1880 For Sale
Antique Scottish Moss Agate Victorian Brooch……………
Very Pretty large Moss Agate Brooch set in a gold plate on brass frame.
This is a lovely piece of Agate with a mixture of autumnal browns and tans – this is a lovely brooch for your jacket in the Fall.
Size: 2 1/2” (6.5cm) x just under 2” (4.8cm)
Condition is excellent
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!
Any box shown is for display purposes only & is not included in the sale. However, your purchase will come in a brand new Antique Reproduction quality gift box.
Should you require further pictures or details please do not hesitate to contact me with your email address.Metal GOLD PLATED Type Brooch/ Pin Period Victorian Main Gemstone Agate Sub-Type BROOCH
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