This is a large and stylish Scottish brooch.
It is called a Luckenbooth brooch. A Luckenbooth brooch is a Scottish heart-shaped brooch. These often have a crown above one heart or two intertwined hearts. They are typically made of silver and some may be engraved or set with stones.
The Luckenbooth brooch is a traditional Scottish love token and was often given as a betrothal or wedding brooch. One legend of the Luckenbooth brooch is that it was a symbol of love and devotion given by Mary Queen of Scots to Lord Darnley.
These brooches have a continued historic interest - and are still popular in Scotland until more contemporary times.
This one has an Edinburgh hallmark and the letter "R". It is a very intricate one, as photographed - with a lot of tiny impressed and pierced details and patterns on the front.
A nice larger size - and would look good on a sash as a pin - or as a feature piece on a black cashmere sweater.
It measures: height is 5.2 cm. At its widest, it is 4 cm.
It has a C- safety ring closure on the back - and a nice pin. There is also a little safety pin on a chain for added security when you are wearing this.
Good vintage condition with no damages.
It will be sent to you in a little simple black card gift book and packed into a sturdy box so that it doesn't get damaged in transit.
UK postage will be FREE with Recorded Royal Mail Post.