The citrine gems are likely foiled back, displaying a luminous and mesmerizing appearance. A sturdy pin and'C' clasp to the back completes the brooch. The substantial sized piece bears a nice set of hallmarks on the back indicating the piece is from the King George IV or William IV reign with a small stamp of his head. Other stamps include a sterling standard'thistle' mark, Edinburgh town mark, and the date letter which is difficult to decipher, albeit possibly a gothic'G' which would represent the year 1839.
The makers stamp'JWL & Co' is unknown. An intricate piece of Scottish history which today would make an impressive accessory wherever you may prefer to wear... Gemstones tested by a FGAA Gemmologist with professional gemmological equipment. Duty mark head portrait of King George IV or King William IV, sterling standard'thistle', city mark'three-turreted castle' (Edinburgh), date letter possibly a gothic'G' (year 1839).
Makers stamp'JWL & Co'. The overall condition of the piece is excellent.
Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver or gemstones. Some of the amethyst stones have a little bit of wear around the facet edges, however this can only be seen under magnification. The item "Late Georgian Era SCOTTISH AMETHYST & CITRINE THISTLE BROOCH Edinburgh Hallmarks" is in sale since Wednesday, January 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage, Antique Jewellery".The seller is "beryl-lane" and is located in adelaide, South Australia. This item can be shipped worldwide.