The sterling silver work in the center of this fine Scottish brooch is a reminder of the skill exhibited by the hundreds of artists at work in Scotland during the 19th century. This piece is one of a collection recently acquired that includes a variety of Scottish jewels that show the enormous variety of examples using silver and agates.
Included in this piece are a variety of agates--bloodstone, gold and grey, and grey and red banded agates. The center stone is a citrene. The attached chain was a safety addition. It is unusual to find it still in use. The "C" clasp and "T" pin are original and in perfect working order.
The brooch measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter and weighs 25.6 grams. The silver ring in the center.has fine etching and the agates are well carved and beautifully set in the mounting. Fine condition.
Handsome Victorian Scottish Brooch