A wonderful vintage Scottish sterling silver plaid brooch. Traditionally worn at the shoulder to securely attach the tartan fly to the jacket this is a smaller version for the ladies and more suited to hats and lapels.
The brooch is shield shaped and nicely engraved and set with slices of crescent shaped agate decorating the border. The center features two thistles side by side with paste citrine flower heads.
The brooch is rendered in sturdy gauge sterling silver, it fastens with a simple pin back and has the benefit of a silver decorative safety chain.
A fine example of a traditional Celtic dress brooch with plenty of age to it and highly collectible!
MATERIALS: 925 sterling silver.
GEMSTONES: Paste (glass) citrines, Scottish agates.
HALLMARKS: Stamped 'sterling silver' on the back.
MEASUREMENTS: 1-3/4 inches diameter (45mm).
WEIGHT: 11 grams.
ERA: Mid Century, 1950s.
CONDITION: Excellent vintage condition, with the agates secure in their settings. A gorgeous steely grey vintage patina to the silver with the pin back in good working order.
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