Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Saltire Shield Pebble Brooch. A wonderful Scottish pebble brooch dating back to the Victorian era, circa 1880! Handmade of sterling silver, the circular design features a central shield motif and Scottish Saltire cross, surmounted by a royal crown.Beautiful rich reddish hued with yellow patterning jasper segments decorate sections of the border, cross and lower tab. A striking bluish grey Montrose agate slice accents the shield, whilst green bloodstone segments decorate the remaining of the cross and border. The quality hardstone is native to Scotland's mountains and rugged coastline deposits in the 19th century! There is a lovely textured silver surface and engraving to the crown, adding further charm and detail to this bonnie antique piece! A polished reverse with pin and'C' clasp attaches to the back. No hallmarks are sighted to the piece, typical of the era and origin, a test indicates sterling silver. Scottish agate jewellery was made popular again in the nineteenth century due to Queen Victoria adorning Scottish jewellery and her frequent visits to her Scottish Castle Balmoral.
A special piece of Scottish history, perfect for any avid Scottish collector. Natural Scottish jasper and agate stones - including bloodstone and Montrose agate. 5.00cm (2) tall x 3.50cm across. The overall condition of the brooch is excellent. Besides normal surface wear and some patina, the piece presents in immaculate condition for 140 years old!
The agate and jasper stones are superb with no chips or cracks. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Brooches & Pins".
The seller is "beryl-lane" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.