The Celtic Knot Shield Pin is a beautiful 20th century brooch with an intricate, Celtic knot design in a shield shape. The piece is hallmarked .925, but there are no makers marks or foundry marks, which is not unusual for pins of this era. The pin measures almost 1.5 inches across. A Celtic treasure and a stunning example of the art nouveau influence in UK sterling work.
The intricate Celtic knot (snaidhm Ceilteach in Scottish Gaelic) is a staple of Gaelic and Caledonian art for the past several millennia. For many in the Celtic Christian church, the Trinity knot (also called the Triquetra) symbolizes the Holy Trinity. For Wiccans and Neopagans, it represents the threefold nature of the Goddess as mother (creation), maiden (innocence) and crone (wisdom). While these delicate spirals and step patterns were common in Celtic art before Christian influences in the area, the designs soon found their way into early Christian artwork by the mid 400s AD.
Material: Sterling silver (.925 silver)
Era: Early 20th century (estimated)
Artist: Unknown (unhallmarked)
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