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Scottish Agate Flower Cluster Brooch

Scottish Agate Flower Cluster Brooch


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Jewelry: Pre 1900: Item # 1447734
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
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P.O. Box 4684
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
tel. 410-435-3738

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 $775.00 
The agate that comprises our Victorian flower cluster brooch is handcrafted with a high degree of skill and meticulously carved to fit its sterling silver mount. With a singular focus on the agate’s natural beauty and no distracting ornamentation, our 19th century brooch has a surprisingly modern look. Both the towns of Edinburgh and Birmingham made agate jewelry a specialty of their workshops, of which our flower cluster is a fine example. Similar brooches are featured in the jewelry book Antique and Twentieth century Jewelry by Vivian Becker. The brooch has one of the most secure latches we have ever seen on an antique brooch; there is a cylindrical opening with a round lever at the top, which when pulled back, opens to take in the pin securely or release the pin when it’s time to remove it.
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