Scottish Sterling Silver

Antique Scottish Sterling Silver Blue Lace Agate Crescent Moon Thistle Brooch

Antique Scottish Sterling Silver Blue Lace Agate Crescent Moon Thistle Brooch
Antique Scottish Sterling Silver Blue Lace Agate Crescent Moon Thistle Brooch
Antique Scottish Sterling Silver Blue Lace Agate Crescent Moon Thistle Brooch
Antique Scottish Sterling Silver Blue Lace Agate Crescent Moon Thistle Brooch
Antique Scottish Sterling Silver Blue Lace Agate Crescent Moon Thistle Brooch

Antique Scottish Sterling Silver Blue Lace Agate Crescent Moon Thistle Brooch    Antique Scottish Sterling Silver Blue Lace Agate Crescent Moon Thistle Brooch

TestPresented is a lovely antique Scottish sterling silver and agate pin or brooch, dating to the mid to late 1800s. The brooch is made in a crescent or gorget type form, with a six petaled flower nestled between the moon's'horns'. The petals are set with little half moons of blue lace agate, with a larger piece set on the crescent's center, below.

The center of the flower design has a finely hand engraved classical Scottish thistle, with a faceted purple amethyst as the thistle's head. The crescent portion is finely detailed and hand engraved with foliate scrollwork.

The pin has an old C style clasp. This piece is in great overall condition. The stones are well set with no chips or noticeable scratches. The silver crescent has some denting/wear along the edge, but this is hard to notice looking at the pin dead on, you'd have to be looking at the sides and back. We believe this is a converted piece, of sorts: the flower portion has an old hinge visible on the back, indicating it was a separate pin, added to the crescent. This piece is not stamped or hallmarked, but we have tested it with nitric acid and guarantee it to be sterling silver.

The pin came to us in a lot of Scottish sterling jewelry, some hallmarked, so we have no doubts it is of the same type. The pin measures about 1 7/8 inches in diameter. This pin weighs 17.9 grams. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution.

This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "essexriverantiques" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Main Stone: Agate
  • Metal: Silver
  • Metal Purity: 925
  • Type: Brooch
  • Secondary Stone: Amethyst
  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Antique: Yes

Antique Scottish Sterling Silver Blue Lace Agate Crescent Moon Thistle Brooch    Antique Scottish Sterling Silver Blue Lace Agate Crescent Moon Thistle Brooch