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Amethyst Thistle Sterling Silver Kilt Pin

An Amethyst Thistle Sterling Silver Kilt Pin from the mid-20th century by the Ward Brothers studio of Glasgow


This beautiful Amethyst Thistle Sterling Silver Kilt Pin is a perfect example of mid-20th century design. The Ward Brothers studio of Glasgow became synonymous with Scottish style over several decades. Their pieces continue to be highly collectible today. The hallmarks read WBs and Sterling Silver with the Glasgow and 1962 stamps. A sturdy, elegant sterling piece for collectors of fine Scottish pins. Measures approximately 1.5 inches across.

The Scottish Thistle

Found across the Scottish nation, the beautiful purple thistle was first used as a royal symbol of Scotland in 1470. In fact, according to legend, the lowly thistle was instrumental in turning the tides of a Norse invasion at the Battle of Largs in 1263.

An invading battalion of Norsemen, on orders from King Haakon of Norway, landed in Ayrshire. They intended to subdue the Scots as Scotland was, at that time, part of the Kingdom of Norway. Removing their footwear to better surprise the sleeping Scots, the Norse invaders crept through the nighttime darkness until one of Haakon’s soldiers trod across a patch of prickly thistles. His cries of pain woke the Clansmen of Scotland. Alerted to the approaching army, the Clansmen rallied and drove off the invaders, securing Scotland’s freedom for another few generations.

Material: Hand-cast sterling silver (.925 silver), amethyst stone

Hallmarks: WBs, Sterling Silver, Glasgow and 1962 stamps

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