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Victorian Silver Luckenbooth Brooch

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Posted 12 days ago

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Gibsongirl
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Hi: This is my very first ‘show and tell’! This is my Victorian unmarked silver Luckenbooth brooch, set with a central paste citrine and surrounded by smaller paste gemstones. The three small stones set on top of the crown maybe garnet and moonstone.
This Luckenbooth brooch would have been made by a silversmith working in one of the stalls on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland in the late 19th Century.
These beautiful brooches were given as a love token on betrothal or marriage. The heart symbolising love and the crown symbolising loyalty, how romantic!
The reverse has a tube hinged pin with simple ‘C’ clasp fastening.

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  1. kyratango kyratango, 12 days ago
    Welcome on CW :-)
    Superb first post! Looking forward for others :-D
  2. Gibsongirl Gibsongirl, 12 days ago
    Thanks kyratango, will add more of my brooches soon!
    Thanks aura, for the love it.
  3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 12 days ago
    This one is a beauty!! I love it :-)
  4. Gibsongirl Gibsongirl, 11 days ago
    Aaaw thanks TassieDevil, it is one of my favourites. The only problem with these heavy Victorian brooches is that the pin is huge so you have to be careful what fabric you pin it on!
  5. Gibsongirl Gibsongirl, 11 days ago
    Thanks for all the ‘love it’ posts....didn’t expect such a nice response on my first show and tell!!
  6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 11 days ago
    You are very welcome Gibsongirl & welcome to CW:-)
    I look forward to seeing more from you as well!
  7. kyratango kyratango, 10 days ago
    Ha, you'll get a lot of love with such nice jewelry!
  8. kyratango kyratango, 10 days ago
    Uh... loveS of course ;-D
  9. racer4four racer4four, 7 days ago
    A wonderful brooch. I just love the balance of colours!
  10. Gibsongirl Gibsongirl, 7 days ago
    Thanks for your lovely comment racer4four, these nine little paste gemstones actually unscrew individually from the brooch which makes cleaning the silver a lot easier :-)

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