Victorian Scottish Agate Loveknot Pin
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Directory: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Victorian: Pre 1900: item # 352156
Please refer to our stock # 1893 when inquiring.
Third Floor Antiques
P.O. Box 223 H
Scarsdale New York 10583
This is a rare sterling Scottish brooch, circa 1860 . It is not rare in theme, being a loveknot, but in its design. It has the celtic knot symbolizing everlasting love, a popular theme, but the use of the agates make it most unusual. The appearance is a weave achieved by the blend of the agates. It is a trick of the eye and the illusion was expertly orchestrated. Each agate having mellow shading is inlaid and chosen precisely to achieve the affect of the weave. It measures 2 1/2 inches across x 1 1/2 down. It is in excellent condition, completely original including the mounts. This is celtic jewelry that is truly folk art. It is strikingly modern in its simplicity, and yet was designed in the mid 19th Century. It is a classic!