We have similar Scottish and Georgian items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Cait P. Markings: Unmarked, tested, and guaranteed.Gram Weight : 26.3 grams. Brooch, lapel pin, hat pin, scarf pin, tie pin, kilt pin. Convertible to Pendant: If desired, your local jeweler can attach a bale to this piece, so it can be worn as a pendant. Handmade during the Georgian era. The pin is made of. 925 sterling silver crafted into a geometric round shape with chased curling patterns. The style of the brooch suggests it would have been made to be worn on a kilt, as was fashionable in Scotland during this time period. The top of the pin stem features curling vine motifs and a crescent moon accent. Traditionally, kilt pins are worn on the lower corner of the outer apron of the kilt; however, this pin can also be worn on a variety of other accessories, such as hats, scarves, and lapels, if desired.
Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely. This listing is for the item only. The Georgian era is known for its hand-crafted designs, which were heavily influenced by world exploration. A few signatures of this era were high karat gold, cameos, chatelaine accessories, foil-backed stones, rivière necklaces, memento mori and mourning jewelry, and rose and mine cut diamonds. While the jewelry from this era began to see designs from all over the world, jewelry from abroad was still very expensive to acquire due to sea travel.Between age and difficulty of acquirement, pieces from the Georgian era are amazing and rare historical finds. The Kilt pin, a classic Scottish accessory, came into tradition during the Victorian era to prevent the front apron of the kilt from flapping about and showing off more than the wearer wanted. The tale goes that the trend started when Queen Victoria gave her own brooch to a kilt-wearing soldier on a windy day. The pins come in many styles, ranging from simple designs for regular evening wear, and more ornate designs for formal occasions. The Scottish Kilt, worn by men and boys (and women and girls in modern years), has been around for hundreds of years; each tartan pattern representing one's family heritage.
Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface. This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels. Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today. The item "Antique Vintage Georgian Sterling Silver Scottish Chased Kilt Pin Brooch 26.3g" is in sale since Sunday, September 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches".The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.