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Fine Sterling Silver Pennanular Brooch

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SKU: JY-BH-0016

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A traditional penannular brooch with Celtic Knot design, hallmarked British Sterling Silver.

The pin is pushed through a loose weave garment and secured by rotating the circular section over it, just as it would have been used 1000 years ago.  As this is fine silver the pin will be able to go through closely knitted or woven fabrics.

It can also be used as a scarf ring for a silk or light weight scarf.

Diameter: 4cm, Pin length: 4.5cm

£75.00

1 in stock

Product Description

HISTORY

This brooch is based on the pennanular brooches the Celts, Vikings and Anglo-Saxons used as cloak fasteners. Pennanular means incomplete circle which allows the pin fastener.

This type of fastening goes back to the Iron-age but in Scotland and Ireland in the 8th and 9th Centuries beautiful highly ornate brooches were made from precious metals and semi-precious stones. Excellent examples are the Tara brooch in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin and the Hunterston brooch in the National Museum of Scotland, Ebinburgh.

These brooches had an important function as status symbols that demonstrated the wealth and rank of the wearer and were regarded as highly valued items.

 

 

 

Additional information

Design

Celtic Knots

Metal

Sterling Silver

Origins

Ireland, Scotland

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