24 January 2013

Scottish Antique Pieces...

With just one more day to go before Burns Night, we are celebrating the life of Scotland's favourite son with sharing some of our best Scottish antique pieces.

A Victorian Scottish silver and agate garter brooch

A pretty silver Scottish garter brooch, made circa 1860. It is set with different agates sourced from Scotland, and would have been sold to the tourists at the time.

A Georgian Scottish silver quaiche from Glasgow

This rare Scottish silver quaiche was made in Glasgow circa 1743 by James Glen. Scottish silver of this period is rare, and Glasgow silver even more so. It is slightly crudely made, with beautiful thistle engraving on the handles. Inside the bowl are traces of stave engraving, which was intended to simulate the wooden construction of original wooden Scottish quaiches.

 C1962 Scottish silver cloak pin
Offered by Gillian Horsup

Victorian 15ct gold and hardstone Scottish earrings
Offered by The Antique Jewellery Company

A fabulous pair of rare Victorian Scottish hoop earrings. They are set with different hardstones such as bloodstone and jasper. They were made circa 1860 when Queen Victoria bought Balmoral castle and it became the fashion to wear all things Scottish. The central stones are citrines. All the stones were sourced in Scotland. The over all effect is colourful and very smart.

1970s pleated tartan wool skirt by Celine
Offered by Vintage Modes

A rare Scottish silver spoon, made circa 1870/1871
 Offered by Osmanieh Antiques


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