Beautiful, large highly polished sterling silver plating over pewter brooch with a detailed thistle.
The Luckenbooth brooch is a traditional Scottish love token, often given as a engagement, wedding or love token - especially to a new bride as a traditional memento of her wedding day. 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 Luckenbooth brooch has motifs similar to the Claddagh ring, also using the heart and crown. Heart-shaped brooches in parts of Europe date back to late medieval times, but this design probably did not appear in Scotland before the 17th century.
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