45006274 Beryl Lane - Antique Victorian Banded Agate and Sterling Silver Large Arrow Brooch
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Victorian Scottish Agate and Sterling Silver Large Arrow Brooch

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A wonderful Scottish arrow brooch from the Victorian era, c 1880! The striking piece, depicted as an arrow, features a beautiful narrow shaft of natural banded agate stone. The ombre-esque hue's of reddish orange through to translucent orange are divine, furthermore it is faceted which gives a nice ...Read more
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A wonderful Scottish arrow brooch from the Victorian era, c 1880! The striking piece, depicted as an arrow, features a beautiful narrow shaft of natural banded agate stone. The ombre-esque hue's of reddish orange through to translucent orange are divine, furthermore it is faceted which gives a nice definition and surface sheen. Sterling silver ends depict the arrowhead and detailed fletching at the opposite end. Ornate hand-engraved scrolls and etched patterns adorn the silver ends, adding further artistry and charm. A metal pin and c-clasp are attached to the back. No stamps are sighted which is typical for Victorian Scottish pieces such as this one - it has been tested to sterling silver.
The arrow motif was popular in Victorian times. As a weapon the arrow represents mortality, and with reference to Cupid's arrow represents uncontrollable desire and hope.

An exceptional piece of Scottish history, and would make a bonny piece on the collar!

Victorian, c1880
Sterling silver
Natural banded agate
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6.60 grams
10cm ( 4" inches) longest point, 2.30cm (just under 1" inch) widest point
The condition of the brooch is very good. There is a small pierced section to the arrowhead and slight darkening near. The agate stone has no chips and there is no visible damage, dents etc to the silver. Clasp works well. Overall, fantastic for her age!
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