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TITLE
Bulbous ring-brooch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2471_P575
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31619
KEYWORDS
brooches
pins
rings
bulbs
ornaments
jewellery
decorations
Bulbous ring-brooch

The ring of this bulbous ring brooch was made from a solid bar of silver ending in two bulbs, one at either end. The bulbs were hollow and resembled a thistle. Another thistle bulb was used to join the pin to the ring at the top of the brooch. One half of the bulb's surface was smooth while the other half was patterned. The whole brooch was 15inches long.

This illustration is from 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol.10'

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Bulbous ring-brooch

brooches; pins; rings; bulbs; ornaments; jewellery; decorations

Highland Libraries

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (illustrations)

The ring of this bulbous ring brooch was made from a solid bar of silver ending in two bulbs, one at either end. The bulbs were hollow and resembled a thistle. Another thistle bulb was used to join the pin to the ring at the top of the brooch. One half of the bulb's surface was smooth while the other half was patterned. The whole brooch was 15inches long.<br /> <br /> This illustration is from 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol.10'