Georgian Amethyst Lace Pin c.1790
A stylish Georgian amethyst set lace pin.
The brooch with a pretty pale amethyst in a closed foiled cut down setting to the centre within a hand textured gold plaque. The brooch is closed to the back typical of the era and is script engraved with the name J Bruce. It has a sprung pin catch.
Lace pins were used around from 1790 to the beginning of the Victorian era. They were used to hold in place a handkerchief of linen or lace or other drapery worn by women around their shoulders and overlapped at the front. They were generally for day use, sometimes they were worn pinned to a ribbon or bracelet.
Era: Georgian, 1714 - 1837
Measurements: Brooch 1.4cm in length, 1.8cm widet, 3.1 grams in weight.
Hallmarks: Unmarked, tests as 15ct gold