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C1870 Scottish Agate Daffodil Brooch

About the Item

With its warm colors and natural striations, our Victorian silver daffodil brooch, c1870, is handcrafted with a high degree of skill and the agates are carved perfectly to fit their sterling silver mounts. The smoothness of the agate, the striations of the natural stone combine to make our brooch a visual and sensory delight. This emphasis on the stone cutting, with no embellishment or ornamentation to distract the eye, gives this 19th century brooch an unexpectedly modern look. Both towns of Edinburgh and Birmingham are credited with making agate jewelry a specialty of their workshops, of which our daffodil is a fine example. Similar brooches are featured in the jewelry book Antique and Twentieth century Jewelry by Vivian Becker.
  • Metal:
    Silver
  • Stone:
    Agate
  • Stone Cut:
    Cabochon
  • Dimensions:
    Width: 2.5 in (63.5 mm)Length: 3.5 in (88.9 mm)
  • Style:
    Victorian
  • Place of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Period:
    1870-1879
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1870
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Baltimore, MD
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU25112083492
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