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antique Victorian Scottish silver Pin Pendant with cairngorm and agates

on Aug 30, 2020 in Uncategorized

I love antique Scottish “pebble” jewelry for their beautifully etched silverwork, the beauty and variety of the stone inlay, the saturated color of their cairngorm gems but most importantly, for their fiercely proud regional identity. Very often unsigned, the Victorian era pieces also serve as an early example of “celebrity influenced” consumption. It is widely known that Queen Victoria fell in love with Scotland and the specific kind of jewelry whose popularity skyrocketed because of her patronage. In the antique combination pin/pendant at hand saturated yellow and orange, misty blue and mossy green agates surround the huge cairngorm sitting proudly in its raised crown setting. What a symphony of color and craftsmanship…

 

Size / Weight: 1 1/2″ in diameter; 9.2 grams

Hallmarks / Date: not signed for maker nor hallmarked for metal quality yet tested and guaranteed to be sterling silver; difficult to date with accuracy but I would suggest 1870s-80s

Condition: excellent vintage with beautiful stone inlay, rich and warm colors, a stunning gemstone and lovely decorative chasing in the silver frame; no damage and no repairs noted

Inv.#15156

 

Offered at $135.00

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