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Scottish Agate Silver Arrow C 1870

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Jewelry: Pre 1900: Item # 1447733
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
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Our Victorian silver arrow brooch is handcrafted with a high degree of skill insuring the stone is perfectly and painstakingly carved to fit its mount. The warm colors of the Scottish agate and the matte finish all combine to make this a wonderful brooch. The arrow was an important Victorian motif representing protection from danger; thus the arrow symbolized maintaining and protecting life. This 19th century brooch has an unusually modern look, without any distracting ornamentation to take away from the warm colors of the natural stone. Both Edinburgh and Birmingham made agate jewelry a specialty of their workshops, of which our arrow is a fine example. This brooch is featured in the historical jewelry book Antique and Twentieth century Jewelry by Vivian Becker.