Silver Luckenbooth brooch

Silver Luckenbooth brooch

Product no.: 1732

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Here is a traditional 'heart' brooch known as a luckenbooth. Luckenbooth (brooches) originated in 16th Century Edinburgh. They were given as love tokens or lucky charms for warding off witches, and sold in the locked - or 'lucken' - booths near St Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. The maker's mark is indistinct, but could be that of Malcolm Gray of Ortak.

Condition: Excellent, no visible damage, rollover safety clasp

Marks: Marker's mark indistinct, possibly MG, SILVER

Size: 3 cm (1.2") long

Year: 1980s?

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