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An utterly charming example of a Scottish blue lace age silver brooch-pin. It's stylised and formed as a 'Sgian Dubh' (small knife worn down the side of the Highlanders kilt hose stocking) with Celtic design handle. It’s topped off with a single, brilliant yellow Cairngorm stone. It fastens on the rear via a ‘C’ pin and has a makers mark for Adie & Lovekin Ltd., Birmingham, 1903.

'Sgian Dubh'
The Sgian-Dubh (Scottish Gaelic for black-knife ) is a small, single-edged knife worn as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress. Originally used for eating and preparing fruit, meat, and cutting bread and cheese, as well as serving for other more general day-to-day uses such as cutting material and protection, it is now worn as part of traditional Scottish dress tucked into the top of the kilt hose with only the upper portion of the hilt visible. The sgian-dubh is normally worn on the same side as the dominant hand.


In excellent original condition with no issues.

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An iconic Scottish Sgian-Dubh brooch-pin.


Materials: Blue lace agate, silver and jewel
Size: 4.3cm length x 8mm width
Weight: 2.6 grams
Era: Edwardian

Stamps: Birmingham assay mark, date mark

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Scottish blue lace agate and silver Sgian-Dubh brooch-pin, circa. 1914