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  • Place of origin:

    Scotland, Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1845-1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    silver, agateand jasper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr F. S. Fletcher

  • Museum number:

    M.136-1978

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, room 91, case 20, shelf A, box 6

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This double scarf or shawl pin was probably made in Scotland using 'Scottish pebbles' of agates and jasper.
In the early years of the 19th century, the poetry and novels of Sir Walter Scott put Scotland on the tourist map. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were very fond of Scotland. Scottish pebble jewellery, already fashionable in the 18th century, became a popular souvenir. Birmingham jewellers responded to the demand, sometimes using stones from countries other than Scotland.

Physical description

Double scarf or shawl pin, probably Scotland, about 1845-55. silver, agate and jasper ('Scottish pebbles')

Place of Origin

Scotland, Great Britain (probably, made)

Date

1845-1855 (made)

Artist/maker

unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

silver, agateand jasper

Dimensions

Height: 9.6 cm, Width: 29.4 cm, Depth: 1.5 cm

Descriptive line

Double scarf or shawl pin,probably Scotland, about 1845-55. Silver, agate and jasper

Materials

Silver; Agate; Jasper

Categories

Metalwork; Jewellery

Collection code

MET

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