Antique Victorian Scottish Hardstone (Chalcedony), 18 ct Yellow Gold Brooch
Antique Victorian Scottish Hardstone (Chalcedony), 18 ct Yellow Gold Brooch
Antique Victorian Scottish Hardstone (Chalcedony), 18 ct Yellow Gold Brooch
Antique Victorian Scottish Hardstone (Chalcedony), 18 ct Yellow Gold Brooch
Antique Victorian Scottish Hardstone (Chalcedony), 18 ct Yellow Gold Brooch
Antique Victorian Scottish Hardstone (Chalcedony), 18 ct Yellow Gold Brooch
Antique Victorian Scottish Hardstone (Chalcedony), 18 ct Yellow Gold Brooch
Antique Victorian Scottish Hardstone (Chalcedony), 18 ct Yellow Gold Brooch
Antique Victorian Scottish Hardstone (Chalcedony), 18 ct Yellow Gold Brooch

ROBERT LIVINGSTONE CHRISTIE (worked from 1823)

Antique Victorian Scottish Hardstone (Chalcedony), 18 ct Yellow Gold Brooch

c. 1885 Edinburgh

Offered by AC Silver

£1,395 gbp
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This impressive antique Victorian hardstone brooch has been crafted in 18 ct yellow gold.

The oval 18 ct yellow gold frame displays a feature three-dimensional representation of the mercat cross in Edinburgh*.

The plain outer border of the brooch is accented with six paired chalcedony plaques (carnelian, heliotrope/bloodstone and mottled jasper) displayed alternately between chased decorated thistle motifs.

The antique Scottish brooch secures to the reverse with a hinged pin and hook fastening.

This impressive example of Scottish 'pebble jewellery' is clearly hallmarked to the reverse with the maker's mark (R.L.C).

This antique Scottish brooch has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 18 ct gold.

*NOTE: The Edinburgh mercat cross (market cross) depicted was built in 1885. The octagonal drum shaped base supports an octagonal shaft surmounted by a unicorn carrying the saltire pennant. The structure provided a platform for proclamations.

Dimensions

Length of setting 4.8cm / 1.88"

Width across setting 3.9cm / 1.53"

Height of setting 1.08cm / 0.42"


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This antique brooch is fine quality, set with natural chalcedonies.

The engraved decoration is sharp and crisp.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of antique Scottish jewellery/estate jewelry.
Maker: Robert Livingstone Christie

Origin: Edinburgh, Scotland

Date: Circa 1885
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU W8918 when enquiring about the piece.
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase
Stock Code
W8918
Medium
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian Scottish, 18 carat yellow gold 'pebble' brooch with Edinburgh interest; part of our antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections
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The brooch is a very good gauge of gold and is in exceptional condition with clear hallmarks.
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