Unsigned, but most likely from Scotland. Celtic motifs, the order of the Garter, ring brooches, luckenbooths as well as many beautiful abstract geometric forms were crafted in their thousands by workshops from Inverness to Glasgow.
Surprisingly, the majority of these artisans have remained anonymous as pieces were rarely signed. Little is known about their history, but we do know they were handmade and that no two pieces are alike. 1800s Victorian Era Celtic Brooch/Pin. Large, Faceted & Prong Set, Open Back Citrine Paste (crystal) which was commonly used in antique Scottish jewelry (along with the Cairngorm). The stone setting is raised high and supported with Silver Thistle Leaves.
The surround is lovely and comprised of (6) Hand cut, Crescent shaped Scottish Agate Gemstones: 2 Bloodstones (heliotrope), 2 Carnelians, & 2 Blue Lace Agates (very lightly banded) Crescents moons were a popular motif and believed to bring Good Luck. Reverse Stamped Sterling Silver; Secure Period C Clasp Closure. Excellent Vintage condition overall with very minor wear considering this is over a hundred-years-old.Wear to some of the agates, but unseen with naked eye; A few teeny tiny flea bites on the citrine crystal noticeable upon magnified inspection. Please view all photos to judge the condition for yourself. 1-5/8 diameter & 1/2 depth; Citrine: 3/4 diameter & 1/2 depth; 15.1g. A lovely piece of history that is sure to spark conversation and illicit many compliments!
Your order will be carefully packaged to ensure a safe arrival. Orders placed after 10 a. The item "Victorian CELTIC Pin 1800s STERLING 1-5/8 SCOTTISH AGATE GEMS Citrine Thistles" is in sale since Friday, April 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Brooches & Pins".The seller is "bauble-babes" and is located in Marion, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.