Large 3 1/2" Edwardian Scottish Agate Dirk Kilt Pin Brooch Silver & Jasper


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Large 3 1/2" Edwardian Scottish Agate Dirk Kilt Pin Brooch Silver & Jasper :
$195


Scottish Agate Dirk………..

Wonderful good sized Scottish Agate Dirk or Kilt pin made from Silver and red and green Jasper Agates.

I love the pierced & engraved basket hilt guard that lets the red jasper show through.

Made from silver but unmarked – I have tested it with acid and tests show silver.

Size is: 3 3/8th” (8.5cm) long

In excellent condition – historical replacement of C catch to more secure roll-over catch.

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!

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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.


Large 3 1/2" Edwardian Scottish Agate Dirk Kilt Pin Brooch Silver & Jasper :
$195

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