A fanciful antique Victorian malachite brooch from the late 19th century, c1880! Hailing from bonnie Scotland the piece is also known as Scottish pebble jewellery - noted for an exuberant display of traditional highland themes and signature. The brooch is crafted in sterling silver with stunning malachite sections inlaid into the design. The malachite pieces are a vibrant green hue and display variation of striking banded patterns. The malachite was likely sourced abroad, in Russia which was a main source of malachite in the 19th century. The design comprises of varying shaped malachite stones inlaid into a diamond-shaped design with two open crescent windows either side of a circular silver centre. The silver surface is adorned with a fine etched pattern and there is a lovely curvilinear outline, along with four foliage engraved granules placed at each corner. The plain smooth back has the original pin and c-loop connection.
A beautiful piece of Scottish history which would add an impressive accessory to the scarf, lapel or wherever you desire to show it off. Charming!