RARE ANTIQUE ENGLISH ACT OF UNION HAND CROWN ROSE & THISTLE BROOCH c1700's
An antique English, gilt yellow metal brooch; beautifully modelled as a hand holding a four-stemmed flower, featuring a crown, a shamrock, a rose & a thistle. Made to commemorate the Act of Union in Britain in 1707. Housed in a box of the period.
Wow - such an intriguing, collectible & wearable brooch!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use.
DATE/MARKS: Early 18th century. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 25 x 19 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 2.1 grams unboxed.