This delightful, Victorian, plaid or shawl pin is made of sterling silver (tested) and a variety of agates/stones. It is of Scottish origin and their silver and agate Victorian jewellery was rarely marked.
Queen Victoria’s acquisition of Balmoral Castle in Scotland in 1848 sparked a fashion for all things Scottish. Out of the romantic Scottish Highlands came a wide variety of beautiful jewellery mostly in silver but also gold ornamented with a variety of coloured agates, malachite, quartz amethysts. Not only are these pieces truly beautiful but they are also very wearable with today’s fashions. The Victorians enjoyed ‘sampler pieces’ and this is one.
The pin measures 1 and 9/16”(4cms) across. It weighs 12.5 grams.
The gently curved pin is pierced with a central circle edged with silver. The agate samples are arranged around it. There is blue lace Montrose agate, red jasper and translucent moss agate with other striking agates or granite. The colours are so arranged that they make up a harmonious whole. No two pins are ever alike so you would be acquiring something unique.
On the sterling reverse is an old style c clip.
This very attractive Victorian pin is in excellent antique condition . It will arrive in a gift box.
Please check out my other Scottish pieces antique and vintage at a range of prices. I have plenty more to list.
Scottish Victorian Silver Agate Sampler Pin
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