with Colourful RHINESTONES
12K on ACID TEST
but could most likely
GOLD LEAF / GOLD PLATED / GOLD FILLED
No Further Test conducted.
BLUE and RED RHINESTONES
and SEED Pearl.
WEIGHT: 12 g
HEIGHT: 4.8 cm
DIAMETER: 3.6 cm
CLOSURE: Pin with a SAFETY SWIVEL CLASP.
This Brooch is of CELTIC REVIVAL.
CELTIC REVIVAL was fuelled in the mid-19th Century.
This Brooch celebrates the CELTIC, ROYAL, and WARRIOR Heritage
of the IRISH People.
This is an EXTREMELY COLLECTABLE
The Brooch has notable wear along the edges.
3 STONES are missing
and there are traces that the stones have been
put back rather non-professionally
as traces of glue can be seen under
60x magnifying loupe.
The STONES can be professionally replaced
by your local jeweller
or if you are a DIY ENTHUSIAST
you could do your own restoration.
The Tara Brooch is a Celtic brooch of the pseudo-penannular type,
made in 650 to 750 AD.
It was found in Ireland in 1850,
but, despite its name, not at Tara
but likely near Bettystown on the coast of County Meath.
The name by which the brooch became known
was attached to it by the jeweller who purchased it,
as a marketing ploy for the copies they made.
The brooch was exhibited internationally
and was one of the artifacts that fuelled the
Celtic Revival in the mid-19th century.
It is now on display in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.
The National Museum of Ireland describes it as follows:
“…[T]he Tara Brooch can be considered to represent
the pinnacle of early medieval Irish metalworkers’ achievement.
Each individual element of decoration is executed perfectly
and the range of technique represented on such a small object is astounding.”
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