Art Deco Scottish Sword Brooch
Okay, it's a kilt pin. But wear it as a brooch (or even a pendant) if you don't wear a kilt... Crafted in sterling silver, it features a thistle flower set with pink and silver granite within a halo at the top, and a long sword blade below with applied ropework detail - possibly the initial S. Birmingham hallmarks confirm the date of manufacture as 1929.
There's a legend behind the origins of the kilt pin (and it's probably not true). They say that queen Victoria was inspecting a regiment of Scottish soldiers when a timely gust of wind blew up one unfortunate private's kilt, revealing his... well, privates. The queen, thinking on her feet, removed a pin from her hat and used it to secure the lad's kilt. Of course, if a kilt is made properly using suitably heavy fabric then this problem would never arise so... 🤷
Era: Art Deco, 1929
Size: 6.9cm by 1.3cm
Stones: Peterhead (pink) and Aberdeen (silver) granite
Hallmarks: English, Birmingham, sterling silver, 1929
Condition: Great vintage condition
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