Silver Grouse Claw Kilt Pin in Original Box
An antique Scottish grouse claw kilt pin in a real silver setting (not hallmarked) featuring a large pale orange citrine stone and presented in its original box.
This stunning kilt pin which can also be worn as a brooch is formed from the foot or claw from a grouse bird and dates from c.1900.
Grouse claw pins were the traditional means by which to keep a kilt from gaping open and were worn when hunting grouse to bring good luck.
This piece is presented in its original box bearing the name Hamilton and Inches of 90 Princes Street, Edinburgh. The piece has a simple catch and dates from the late 19th or early 20th century.
This unusual taxidermy brooch measures 8.5cm at its longest point. This is an antique piece but is in excellent condition. All claws are secure and undamaged and it is secure in the silver setting.
The silver element of this piece is beautifully engraved with an ornate Victorian design around the sides and on the end of the pin around the citrine stone. There is a small citrine stone set in silver securing the middle claw to the pin. The claw itself is white and dappled with light brown and the feathers have a slightly furry appearance.
If you are intending to use your kilt pin on a kilt, the traditional way to wear it is with the stone up with the claws of the grouse foot facing down.
If you'd like to know more about the history of grouse claw kilt pins, please take a look at my blog.
Product Code : 1425
Weight : 0.008kg