A Silver and hardstone Scottish Luckenbooth crown Shield Brooch
A large late Victorian Scottish Luckenbooth Crown Brooch with Semi-Precious Stones to the crown and hardstones set in the shield. This piece is not hallmarked as is often the case with Victorian jewellery however it is presumed to be about c.1880
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The heart shaped penannular brooch has deep roots in original Celtic culture where it was a simple heart shape. In the late 1800's when Scottish Jewellery was very much in vogue, the Luckenbooth brooch became the fashion in Edinburgh, named after the tarding stalls that lined the Royal Mile in Edinburgh where cheap pins were purchased as keepsakes to departing soldiers. The brooches transformed into elaborate decorative pins, often enameled or set with gemstones and with elaborate crown tops such as this one.
In very good condition. It is possible in this piece that 2 pieces of the hardstone in the shield have been replaced.
This is a second hand antique jewellery piece and will have some imperfections. Antique jewellery was primarily hand crafted(modern jewellery is more often than not cast made). They are therefore unique pieces.
Height - 7 cms
Width at crest corners - 4.8 cms
Width at crown - 3.5 cms
Weight - 14 grms
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