Scottish Jacobite Gold Saltire Cross Shaped Brooch Rose Cut Gems

Code: 10328


£450.00
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This is a wonderful Georgian gold brooch, dating to the 18th century. It is in the shape of a Scottish Saltire shaped cross (Cross of Saint Andrew). The gems have been tested as Zircon, imitation of Rose cut diamonds. Such a brooch would have been worn fastened to a shawl, possibly given as sweethearts gift given by a Jacobite soldier? After Culloden, the Act of Proscription (1746) forbade the wearing of Jacobite related jewelry and Highland dress.

OBJECT: Shawl Brooch

CULTURE: Georgian / Jacobite

DATE: c. 18th century

MATERIAL: Gold & Zircon

SIZE: 24m x 20mm x 3mm

WEIGHT: 2.25 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Property of a Mayfair Gentleman, originally from an Edinburgh Family by descent

Scottish Jacobite Gold Saltire Cross Shaped Brooch Rose Cut Gems