This beautiful, Victorian, Scottish pin dates to circa 1890. It is mounted on sterling silver (unsigned but tested) and set with agates. There are green, red speckled bloodstones and mustard coloured jaspers with red spots. In the centre is a lovely, red jasper cabochon.
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.
This pin measures 1 and 3/4” (4.5cms) across so is quite compact. It weighs 13.1 grams.
The pin , in the form of a knot, is pierced and quite airy . In the centre is a 13mm , shiny red jasper. It has accorded edging. The four sections overlap and are delicately engraved with lovely scrolls. Each section is set with a half moon shaped agate with a fine contrast of colours.
The reverse is smoothly finished . There is an old style c clasp and a long pin.
In excellent , antique condition this beautiful piece will arrive in a gift box.
I am offering a number of lovely, Scottish pieces with more to come. Please take a look.
Scottish Victorian Engraved Silver Agates Pin
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