A highly collectible mid century Scottish silver penannular plaid pin by renowned silversmith Robert Allison that bears desirable Glasgow hallmarks for 1953.
This traditional penannular pin is engraved in a classic Celtic pattern in the Iona style. It features an open ring with a long sharp pin attached to a head that moves around the ring.
Penannular pins date back to antiquity and are a traditional and way of fastening plaids and tartans. Typically they are worn by both men and women, usually singly at the shoulder by men and on the breast by women.
MATERIALS: Sterling silver
MEASUREMENTS: 1-1/2" across and 1-1/2" from top to bottom (38mm) with the pin stem measuring 1-7/8" (58mm)
WEIGHT: 12.22 grams
HALLMARKS: Full set of Glasgow silver marks: Tree, thistle, lion passant and date letter 'e' for 1953. Makers mark 'RA' for Robert Allison.
CONDITION: Excellent with no flaws, the pin is still very sharp and moves freely around the ring. A timeless and elegant piece of traditional Scottish jewelry! Robert Allison specialised in creating traditional Scottish jewellery between the years of 1941 - 1982 and his signed pieces are sought after and very collectible.