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This Caithness Jewellery made silver openwork pendant dates to 1965 and was made in the far North Highlands of Scotland. It’s formed as an old Scottish ‘luckenbooth’ heart. There is a stylised thistle motif at the top and the pendant is finished with a glorious Caithness Glass ‘millefiori’ flowered centrepiece. An utterly charming pendant that took the sweetheart brooch tradition well into the 20th Century.

Millefiori glass, (Italian: “thousand flowers”), type of mosaic glassware characterized by a flowerlike pattern. It is produced by first heating a bundle of thin glass rods of different colours until the rods fuse together. The bundle is pulled thin, cooled, and sliced cross-sectionally to produce small disks with flowerlike designs. These disks are applied to hot blown glassware such as a vase or bowl, which is then reheated and blown a second time. The resulting product is a brilliantly coloured piece of glassware with an intricate, fade-resistant ornamental design.



In wonderful original condition overall with no deep scratches or damage. Some very light surface patina as to be expected with a vintage silver piece.

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A unique take on the heart brooch by renowned makers, Caithness Jewellery.

Materials: Silver and Glass
Size: 3.5cm in width x 3.8cm in height
Era: Vintage (denotes anywhere from 30 to a 100 years old)
Stamps: ‘C.J - Edinburgh silver assay & date marks’

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Caithness Glass Silver Heart Millefiori Pendant, circa. 1965