Antique Scottish Agate Figural Butterfly BroochAntique Scottish Agate Figural Butterfly BroochAntique Scottish Agate Figural Butterfly BroochAntique Scottish Agate Figural Butterfly BroochAntique Scottish Agate Figural Butterfly BroochAntique Scottish Agate Figural Butterfly BroochAntique Scottish Agate Figural Butterfly BroochAntique Scottish Agate Figural Butterfly BroochAntique Scottish Agate Figural Butterfly Brooch

Scottish agate jewelry is in a class of its own, combining the natural beauty of agate stones of many colors and the beauty of handmade silver settings. Most antique examples feature geometric designs. But here is a rare figural piece, a brooch in the shape of a butterfly. The colorful panels that make up the wings are bloodstone, gray striped agate, mottled blue-green agate, and mottled orange-red-ochre agate. The agate panels are bordered by delicately chased silver. The insect's abdomen is nicely detailed with diagonal ribbing.

Condition is excellent with age-appropriate wear. Only minor nicks to a few of the agates.

Measures just under 2 inches wide.

Pinback is a simple C-clasp, opens and closes easily. There is a loop behind the head, probably for a safety chain; a bale could be attached here to use the brooch as a pendant.

No marks but tests as silver. Early Victorian or earlier.

In Georgian and Victorian times, the butterfly was a symbol for the soul. Don't miss out on this hard-to-find figural!

Item ID: F9NTHA105

Antique Scottish Agate Figural Butterfly Brooch

$675 USD

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