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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
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
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.
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