This wonderful antique Victorian Scottish Silver Malachite Leaf brooch is Circa 1900.
Scottish jewellery was made popular by Queen Victoria as it became a souvenir of her frequent trips to Scotland and her Scottish Castle Balmoral from the mid 1800s onwards. Because of Queen Victoria's fondness for Scotland, there was a fad for jewellery made from inlaid stones that is often referred to as "Scottish Pebble" jewellery.
The beautiful brooch is set with a large rich green Malachite stone depicting a Scottish leaf. The brooch is a fabulous piece of Victorian history and looks beautiful when worn.
Malachite means Mallow-green stone, due to its resemblance to the leaves of the Mallow plant. The stone radiates the rich green allure of nature displaying the beauty of plants and trees within it’s patterned surface. The vine leaf represents growth, opportunity and renewal as the vine always finds a way to flourish.
Stunning carving on the centre leaf, which is in perfect condition. The silver itself is in great condition, just one small dent in the tip of one of the branches (see pics)
I have lightly hand polished the silver & retained it's patina to show the piece off at its best.
Weighs 30.2 grams.
Measures 70mm across x 52mm down (2.7" x 2")
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