These antique Victorian Scottish shield brooches are highly collectable.
This is a nice example of a heraldic shield brooch - which is inset with coloured Scottish agates and semi-precious stones (amethyst and citrine) which form the thistle heads. There is a raised model of thistle on the front.
These brooches were popular as wee sash pins or brooches in the Scottish Highlands in the late Victorian / early Edwardian era.
As you can see this is such a fine made one - and it has the maker's name and the hallmarked for the year 1901 on the reverse.
Signed on the back silver and with maker's initials - for Adie Lovekin Ltd.
It has an antique c-clasp and the pin hinge works perfectly.
It is a nice size - measuring 5 cm (just under 2 inches) in height and the width is 3.5 cm (1 3/8 inches).
A very understated size and design - would look fabulous on a black beret - perhaps customised with the addition of a little coloured feather.
It is in excellent condition with no damages.
It will be sent in a good quality gift box - and in lovely clean, ready to wear condition.
Fair price for a pretty piece of vintage silver jewellery.