Gorgeous STERLING THISTLE Purple Glass Vintage Brooch - Ward Bros - Glasgow Scotland Hallmarked
This gorgeous vintage brooch is made of sterling silver with a thistle flower design. It is set with a purple glass rhinestone. It is hand engraved with a thistle design on the edges. The brooch measures about 1 5/16" across. It has a C type of clasp with no safety. It is signed with the initials WBs for Ward Bros. and is hallmarked with the rampant lion sterling standard, and the city mark for Glasgow. The date mark is a fancy U and we would estimate this was made in the 1960s. Good vintage condition with light age appropriate wear. The sterling looks to have originally been rhodium plated and the rhodium shows wear, mostly on the back as seen. The sterling has a nice warm uneven patina (tarnish) that we have left untouched. So much prettier in person! You will love this!!!
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