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Mid-Victorian Scottish "Bon Accord" Granite Brooch

$750.00

Mid-Victorian Scottish "Bon Accord" Granite Brooch

$750.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1870

This wonderful Silver brooch was made in Aberdeen, Scotland, in the mid-19th Century. There are two ways we can tell it’s from Aberdeen: the use of granite inlay (pink and grey) and the French motto Bon Accord, which features on the city’ coat of arms. Meaning “Good Agreement,” legend has it that its use dates from a passweord used by Robert the Bruce during the wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th Century.  Aberdeen is known as the Granite City, and, incidentally, it’s where I [Monty] grew up.

STONES         

Pink & Grey Granite

MEASUREMENTS

5.0 x 5.0cm

WEIGHT

17.0g

MARKS

No marks present, tests as Sterling silver

CONDITION

Very good, some minor dings to the back of the brooch

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