Victorian Scottish Silver Agate Brooch With Engraved Initials "JMP". - MercyMadge
Victorian Scottish Silver Agate Brooch With Engraved Initials "JMP". - MercyMadge
Victorian Scottish Silver Agate Brooch With Engraved Initials "JMP". - MercyMadge
Victorian Scottish Silver Agate Brooch With Engraved Initials "JMP". - MercyMadge
Victorian Scottish Silver Agate Brooch With Engraved Initials "JMP". - MercyMadge
Victorian Scottish Silver Agate Brooch With Engraved Initials "JMP". - MercyMadge
Victorian Scottish Silver Agate Brooch With Engraved Initials "JMP". - MercyMadge
Victorian Scottish Silver Agate Brooch With Engraved Initials "JMP". - MercyMadge
Victorian Scottish Silver Agate Brooch With Engraved Initials "JMP". - MercyMadge
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Victorian Scottish Silver Agate Brooch With Engraved Initials "JMP".

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Superb antique Victorian engraved sterling silver brooch showcasing a dramatic specimen sized large Scottish agate stone, super quality and fine workmanship!

The glossy high domed oval agate is a dramatic copper colour liberally spattered in lines and flecks of dark brown. An attractive silver border engraved in a reed and pie crust pattern frames the agate and the back features a heavy duty long pin back with a t-hinge and c-clasp. Adding to the charming decorative appeal the brooch is engraved on the reverse with the initials of the original owner "JMP".

This striking and impressive brooch was very fashionable in the 1870's at the height of the "Scottish Pebble" craze that occurred after Queen Victoria purchased Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She set a fashion trend for Scottish jewellery which became highly collectable and it still remains that way today!

MATERIALS: Sterling silver, acid tested

GEMSTONE: Scottish agate (chalcedony), Presidium tested

MEASUREMENTS: brooch measures 2-1/4" across, 1-1/4" deep (58x38mm)

WEIGHT: 25 grams.

HALLMARKS: None as is typical with these early pieces.

DATE: 1870s

CONDITION: Excellent condition with expected signs of age and light wear but no real flaws. Under magnification the agate has natural hairlines and tiny nicks which are inclusions in the stone as opposed to any damage, the pin back is in perfect working order. We can't help wondering who this Victorian lady J.M.P. was and the life she may have led!

At Mercy Madge we offer a carefully curated collection of antique and vintage jewellery. Each piece is hand selected with you in mind and we rarely come across two identical old treasures, once they are gone, they are truly gone!

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- FREE DELIVERY on all orders worldwide. All orders are despatched next business day and sent with full tracking.

- RETURNS, you can return your item for a refund for any reason. Just get in touch within 3 days of receiving your order if you wish to do so.

- Our photographs are taken in extreme close-up to show you every tiny detail. Any blemishes are greatly magnified and typically they aren’t noticeable to the naked eye. Reflections caused by our bright lighting can cast to dark spots and discoloured areas that don't exist in real life.