Victorian Large Sterling Scottish Agate & Citrine Kilt Pin
An absolutely stunning and unusual Scottish agate pin from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This gorgeous piece is made of sterling silver and portrays the shape of a spear with a layered agate stone surface. The pin, which has a 3-dimensional look, is detailed with 4 pieces of Scottish agate which vary in color and shape. Each is set in a raised, stacked manner, with carnelian stones, moss agate, and what appears to be a yellow-toned banded agate. The agate pieces have sterling toppers that are ornately decorated with an etched design and 2 foil back citrine stones are set in the center. The citrines are bezel set and rest raised above the surface of the agate. A larger, foil back citrine stone tops the piece and adds wonderful detail to the pin. Also bezel set, the citrine has a faceted surface and vibrant, rich color. Most likely used as a pin on a Scottish kilt, the pin has lovely detail and a beautiful look. On the back of the piece is a long bar pin with the original c-clasp catch. A very special piece, this pin would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurement: The pin measures approximately 4 1/8" long, is a little more than 1/2" wide and has a depth of 1/2".
Condition: The overall condition of this pin is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the agate or to the sterling silver setting and all of the citrine stones are intact. The pin clasp is secure and in good working condition.