"Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone. I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One. I give ye my Spirit, 'til our Life shall be Done.
You cannot possess me for I belong to myself But while we both wish it, I give you that which is mine to give. You cannot command me for I am a free person But I shall serve you in those ways you require And the honeycomb will taste sweeter coming from my hand." - Traditional Celtic Wedding Vows
I admit it, this spectacular Posy holder brooch made me a bit weak in the knees when I came across it on a visit to Scotland. Hand crafted of sterling silver in 1881, this brooch is done in the shape of beautifully detailed Thistle, the flower of Scotland. Measuring a generous 52.4 mm north to south and 19.9 mm across and is 14 mm deep, it is empty at the top and meant to hold a boutonniere or even a single flower. This piece is fully hallmarked to the reverse with a registration mark which indicates that it was marked on June 15th, 1881, and it also has the hallmarks for Scotland, Edinburgh, and a z for the year 1881, as well as Queen Victoria in profile which means it is made in sterling silver. The brooch has a long pin stem and C clasp and weighs 7.0 grams.
Are you looking for the perfect wedding accessory for the well-dressed groom? Why not try this instant heirloom? At almost 140 years old, it’s ready for another century or two of use!
A note from Victoria: If you are using this to hold a full boutonniere, we found it works best to also pin the flowers so that they don't fall out!
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Victorian Irish Posy Holder Brooch Thistle Pin for Boutonniere Wedding