CAI Iona Celtic Art Industries. Measures about 2 inches long x 1 3/8 inches wide.
Very good to excellent conditions. Check all the pictures closely as part of the description condition.
The Luckenbooth brooch became a very popular item in 16th century Scotland. It featured the heart and crown - the'Heart & Crown of Scotland' and was romantically linked to the tragic Mary, Queen of Scots as it was the brooch she had given to Lord Darnley. The style of the Luckenbooth brooch became very popular throughout the UK.
By the 18th century the trade in silver to the new world featured the little brooch and many ended up traded with Native Americans, particularly the Iroquois of the Six Nations. As a result of this the Luckenbooth became a popular decorative symbol in their costumes.