This is an unusual vintage Sterling silver brooch or pin made by the Scottish silversmith, Iain MacCormick of Iona.
The brooch design is based on a symbol from Pictish history - and it originally dates to the 7th century and was used on the chapel on the Brough of Birsay on Orkney.
Parts of the design are very carefully picked out with delicate black areas to the silver background area.
The brooch has a very small hallmark on the back - and the maker's mark: IMC IONA. It also has the mark: C=A for Celtic Art.
Iain MacCormick was an apprentice to Alexander Ritchie on Iona - and he continued to use Ritchie and designs and jewellery moulds after this death.
The hinge, its pin and catch on the brooch are all in very good condition.
The brooch is just over 5.7 cm wide (2 1/4 inches).
Again, a lovely quality piece of Scottish jewellery and listed at a fair piece for an Iona piece by MacCormick.
It will be sent to you in a little gift box to keep it safe or for presentation.
As a vintage piece, rest assured that it is nice and clean and ready to wear.
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