SCOTTISH AGATE JEWELLERY, ANTIQUE SCOTTISH JEWELLERY & SCOTTISH AGATES
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Jennifer Carnell

An 1850s ambrotype photograph of a young woman wearing a Scottish agate brooch.

A close-up of the brooch. As was often the case, this silver edged agate brooch was worn close to the neck and is just above the top button of her dress.

A similar Scottish agate brooch, with a selection of brightly coloured agates, edged with silver and backed with stone.

A very early eighteenth century Scottish agate brooch, with edges shaped to resemble cut steel.

A Georgian scenic agate brooch. Unusually the owner of this 1830s brooch has not been lost to history.
The brooch was owned by Wilhelmina Young (1789-1883), known after her marriage as Wilhelmina Scott. She was born in Aberdeen in 1789, the daughter of merchant William Young and Mary Anderson, of Sheddocksley, and died on 21 February 1883 at Charlton Kings, Cheltenham. The brooch seems to have come into her possession at the time of her marriage to John Abercombie, who was a surgeon in the 19th Light Dragoons. In 1851 she and her husband were living at 25 Kensington Square. The brooch was passed down the family to her granddaughter Wilhelmina Abercrombie, the daughter of her son Alexander John Abercrombie. The granddaughter married the Reverend William Edward Scott and she died in Switzerland in 1930. Before her death Wilhelmina Scott gave the brooch to her niece Mary C. Clarke - formerly Mary C. King, the daughter of Jane Abercrombie and the Reverend Richard Duncan King. 'To M.C. Clarke from Aunt Minnie Scott. Landscape pebble brooch worn by your great grandmother Wilhemina Abercrombie who was married in 1816.'

An Aberdeenshire puddingstone brooch.

Not all Scottish jewellery was set with stones. The traditional luckenbooth brooch was made from silver.
This eighteenth century is marked on the reverse with the ownership initials of F.S. and the name John McKenzie.

A Victorian silver brooch from 1841, set with a large citrine.
The silver is engraved with a tartan pattern and thistle decoration.

The reverse of the brooch shows it was given as a gift to H.S. on 25 February 1841.

A Scottish silver brooch set with blue enamel.

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