Solid Lead-Free Pewter with antiqued finish.
This kilt pin incorporates some of the unique Scottish art found on seventeenth century tombs.
From the early 1600s Scots would increasingly have carved icons added to their tombstones, to convey certain messages about either themselves or the need to live a good life.
The death-head represents the universality of death, how the reaper is no respecter of pomp or power, all earthy kings will kneel before him some day.
Given the seventeenth-century Scottish Presbyterians had something of a disdain for the ambitions of the Stuart kings and the vanity of the court, they were especially keen on this symbol.
Measures 3 3/4" x 1" in size with a 2" locking steel pin.