The interlaced design of this fabulous Sterling silver brooch by the illustrious Orkney silversmith Ola Gorie (see bio) was inspired by the illuminations in the Books of Kells. About 800AD, under Viking threat, a stunning illuminated manuscript of the gospels was carried from Iona to a hiding place in an obscure Irish abbey: it came to be known as the Book of Kells. It remains in Ireland to this day, the supreme example of Celtic high art.
Condition: Excellent, no visible damage, rollover safety clasp
Marks: OMG ST.SIL
Size: 3.5 cm (1.4") wide