Antique Scottish Brooch Pin Silver and Agate, Pin circa 1890

I’ve recently discovered the wonderment of using a brooch to pin my scarf around my neck. There’s less adjusting throughout the day and so many compliments! They say to dress for the career you want, not the one you have. I say, dress for the day you want, and it’s sure to be had. 

This silver Scottish rifle brooch was handcrafted around 1890. It’s an engraved piece that measures 94.6 mm in length and 14.6 mm high at the widest point. This handsome piece weighs 8.1 grams. The back contains a c-clasp to fit snugly on the scarf or sweater of your choice. A white and gray striped agate stone decorates the butt of the rifle. This piece bears no marks, and has been professionally acid tested. 

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were enthralled with Scotland since they first began to visit during the 1840s. In 1852, the couple purchased Balmoral Castle to reside in during summers. Queen Victoria owned the estate until her death in 1901 (the current Queen spends much of time there even now). During that time, the demand for Scottish jewelry was high. Between the colorful pebble design made with native Scottish stones and the use of silver, this piece was very clearly made during this era of heavy Scottish inspiration. It was a time where traditional Scottish jewelry mixed with Victorian styles, inspiring themes such as Celtic knots, swords, kilts, thistles, plaid pins, and flowers. 

This statement piece is a compliment magnet! Ideal for a fancy occasion of socialization. 

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Item ID:BHC12023VA



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