Crowned Luckenbooth Heart Scottish Sterling Silver Brooch Pin by Ola M Gorie Vintage
The Luckenbooth brooch is a traditional Scottish love token: often given as a betrothal or wedding brooch. It might be worn by a nursing mother as a charm to help her milk flow, and/or be pinned to a baby's clothing to protect it from harm. It was known as a witch-brooch by people using it to save children from the evil eye. The name comes from the Luckenbooths of Edinburgh, where jewellery and trinkets used to be sold, including this type of brooch.
The makers mark along with the Edinburgh assay and date letter for the year 1992 can be seen to the rear, the mark is a little hard to read. Good secure clasp and pin. Great detailing, a wonderful collectable brooch.
Size 4.0 x 3.0 cm or 1.6 x 1.2 inches.
Weight 8.0 grams or 5.1 penny weight.