Victorian Scottish Banded Agate Brooch
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A lovely piece for the collector, dating to circa 1850-60 and inspired by the design of a Celtic shield, a splendid hand crafted specimen Victorian Scottish Banded Agate and Silver brooch. 'Scottish' Jewellery became very fashionable in the mid 19th century, popularised by the visits of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to Scotland and after their purchase of the Balmoral Estate in 1852.
From the Victoria and Albert Museum;
'In the early years of the 19th century, the poetry and novels of Sir Walter Scott put Scotland on the tourist map. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were very fond of Scotland. Scottish pebble jewellery, already fashionable in the 18th century, became a popular souvenir. Birmingham jewellers responded to the demand, sometimes using stones from countries other than Scotland.'
The translucent beauty of the natural stone is highlighted by the simple circular shape and delicate touch of the hand engraving to the Silver mount. In perfect condition, it measures just over 4cm across, and fastens with the traditional 'C' clasp.
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