An intricate penannular brooch was found in a 9th century woman's grave on the west coast of Rousay. Probably coming to Orkney through barter or pillage, it was undoubtedly a treasured possession. This brooch [Called Pin in USA] is in good vintage condition and is marked with Ola's early makers mark "OMG" and an Edinburgh hallmark with the date mark "E" for 1979, supplied in a lovely Ola Gorie presentation gift box. Diamensions - Around 2.5" x 1 3/4" or 6.3cm x 4.7cm.The last 7 pictures are not part of this listing. Ola Gorie is one of Britains most important jewellery designers of recent times. A pioneer in the 1960s, she explored her Celtic and Norse heritage to find inspiration for stylish, wearable, modern jewellery. Her designs have continued to break new ground, and influence a generation of designers. Her early pieces quickly gained approval at home and abroad, and her name became synonymous with stylish, finely crafted jewellery.
She was awarded an MBE in 1999 in recognition of her work both as a designer and as a founder of the modern jewellery industry. This honour was welcomed by the many loyal customers and collectors of Ola Gories jewellery around the world, as fitting recognition for the long-standing quality of her designs. The item "Ola Gorie Silver Rousay Brooch Pin 1970s Zoomorphic Viking Scottish" is in sale since Thursday, November 23, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Fine Jewellery\Fine Brooches & Pins\Precious Metal without Stones".The seller is "shawn29664" and is located in kirkwall, Orkney. This item can be shipped worldwide.