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DESCRIPTION
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’
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.



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CONDITION

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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SUMMARY

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

SPEC
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

£60.00Price