Silver brooch set with granite

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From Aberdeen

Postcard of Silver brooch set with granite.
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Silver brooch set with granite

This silver brooch, set with grey and pink polished Aberdeenshire granite, dates from the late 19th century.

Silver lettering around the brooch makes up the city name 'ABERDEEN'.

Alongside the more usual agates and bloodstones, Aberdeenshire granite was popular for making jewellery.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-510-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NGB 220
Date: Late 19th century
Material: With pink and grey granite and silver lettering. Inscription: ABERDEEN
Dimensions: 53 mm Dia
What: Brooch
Subject: Jewellery - brooches with new type pins (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen
Description: Brooch set with polished gray and pink granite, with the letters ABERDEEN in silver
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