Gilt silver pseudo-penannular brooch (bar removed); trefoil bosses on expanded terminals + 3 cabochons, bird heads &c; Breadalbane.

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1919,1218.1

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Gilt silver pseudo-penannular brooch (bar removed); trefoil bosses on expanded terminals + 3 cabochons, bird heads &c; Breadalbane.

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  • Gilt silver pseudo-penannular brooch (bar removed); trefoil bosses on expanded terminals + 3 cabochons, bird heads &c; Breadalbane.

    3/4: Right

  • Silver-gilt pseudo-penannular D-shaped brooch (bar removed). The ring of this brooch is solidly cast in silver and gilded on the front, with gilding only on the applied decoration on the back. The hoop is edged with hatched flanges which run on to the terminals and end in profile bird heads. Two curved panels inside raised borders contain cast geometric interlace, and at the apex a very deep panel with raised semicircular settings, now empty, has a central applied panel of gold foil framed with filigree, where a simple open knot is made from two snake-like strands of beaded gold wire. <br/><br/>At the junction of hoop and expanded terminals two cast, profile animal heads with scrolls on the cheek and hatched muzzles spring from raised crescentic inset panels with beaded wire frames and collared gold granules. The centrepiece of each terminal is formed by three curving segments in high relief with vertical ribbing on both faces, surrounding a tall setting with an integral collar of cast… (See Merlin record for full description)

    Full: Front

  • Silver-gilt pseudo-penannular D-shaped brooch (bar removed). The ring of this brooch is solidly cast in silver and gilded on the front, with gilding only on the applied decoration on the back. The hoop is edged with hatched flanges which run on to the terminals and end in profile bird heads. Two curved panels inside raised borders contain cast geometric interlace, and at the apex a very deep panel with raised semicircular settings, now empty, has a central applied panel of gold foil framed with filigree, where a simple open knot is made from two snake-like strands of beaded gold wire. <br/><br/>At the junction of hoop and expanded terminals two cast, profile animal heads with scrolls on the cheek and hatched muzzles spring from raised crescentic inset panels with beaded wire frames and collared gold granules. The centrepiece of each terminal is formed by three curving segments in high relief with vertical ribbing on both faces, surrounding a tall setting with an integral collar of cast… (See Merlin record for full description)

    Full: Front

  • Silver-gilt pseudo-penannular D-shaped brooch (bar removed). The ring of this brooch is solidly cast in silver and gilded on the front, with gilding only on the applied decoration on the back. The hoop is edged with hatched flanges which run on to the terminals and end in profile bird heads. Two curved panels inside raised borders contain cast geometric interlace, and at the apex a very deep panel with raised semicircular settings, now empty, has a central applied panel of gold foil framed with filigree, where a simple open knot is made from two snake-like strands of beaded gold wire. <br/><br/>At the junction of hoop and expanded terminals two cast, profile animal heads with scrolls on the cheek and hatched muzzles spring from raised crescentic inset panels with beaded wire frames and collared gold granules. The centrepiece of each terminal is formed by three curving segments in high relief with vertical ribbing on both faces, surrounding a tall setting with an integral collar of cast… (See Merlin record for full description)

    Front:Bottom Right

  • Silver-gilt pseudo-penannular D-shaped brooch (bar removed). The ring of this brooch is solidly cast in silver and gilded on the front, with gilding only on the applied decoration on the back. The hoop is edged with hatched flanges which run on to the terminals and end in profile bird heads. Two curved panels inside raised borders contain cast geometric interlace, and at the apex a very deep panel with raised semicircular settings, now empty, has a central applied panel of gold foil framed with filigree, where a simple open knot is made from two snake-like strands of beaded gold wire. <br/><br/>At the junction of hoop and expanded terminals two cast, profile animal heads with scrolls on the cheek and hatched muzzles spring from raised crescentic inset panels with beaded wire frames and collared gold granules. The centrepiece of each terminal is formed by three curving segments in high relief with vertical ribbing on both faces, surrounding a tall setting with an integral collar of cast… (See Merlin record for full description)

    Full: Front

  • Silver-gilt pseudo-penannular D-shaped brooch (bar removed). The ring of this brooch is solidly cast in silver and gilded on the front, with gilding only on the applied decoration on the back. The hoop is edged with hatched flanges which run on to the terminals and end in profile bird heads. Two curved panels inside raised borders contain cast geometric interlace, and at the apex a very deep panel with raised semicircular settings, now empty, has a central applied panel of gold foil framed with filigree, where a simple open knot is made from two snake-like strands of beaded gold wire. <br/><br/>At the junction of hoop and expanded terminals two cast, profile animal heads with scrolls on the cheek and hatched muzzles spring from raised crescentic inset panels with beaded wire frames and collared gold granules. The centrepiece of each terminal is formed by three curving segments in high relief with vertical ribbing on both faces, surrounding a tall setting with an integral collar of cast… (See Merlin record for full description)

    Full: Back

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  • Detail of pinhead (back view)

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  • Detail of gap between terminals.

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  • Detail of zoomorphic filigree inset at the top of the hoop.

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  • Disc with spiral ornament on the reverse of the brooch, left-hand terminal as viewed.

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  • Disc with spiral ornament on the reverse of the brooch, right-hand terminal as viewed.

    Detail: Other

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    Detail: Other

  • Silver-gilt pseudo-penannular D-shaped brooch (bar removed). The ring of this brooch is solidly cast in silver and gilded on the front, with gilding only on the applied decoration on the back. The hoop is edged with hatched flanges which run on to the terminals and end in profile bird heads. Two curved panels inside raised borders contain cast geometric interlace, and at the apex a very deep panel with raised semicircular settings, now empty, has a central applied panel of gold foil framed with filigree, where a simple open knot is made from two snake-like strands of beaded gold wire. <br/><br/>At the junction of hoop and expanded terminals two cast, profile animal heads with scrolls on the cheek and hatched muzzles spring from raised crescentic inset panels with beaded wire frames and collared gold granules. The centrepiece of each terminal is formed by three curving segments in high relief with vertical ribbing on both faces, surrounding a tall setting with an integral collar of cast… (See Merlin record for full description)

    Detail: Other

  • Silver-gilt pseudo-penannular D-shaped brooch (bar removed). The ring of this brooch is solidly cast in silver and gilded on the front, with gilding only on the applied decoration on the back. The hoop is edged with hatched flanges which run on to the terminals and end in profile bird heads. Two curved panels inside raised borders contain cast geometric interlace, and at the apex a very deep panel with raised semicircular settings, now empty, has a central applied panel of gold foil framed with filigree, where a simple open knot is made from two snake-like strands of beaded gold wire. <br/><br/>At the junction of hoop and expanded terminals two cast, profile animal heads with scrolls on the cheek and hatched muzzles spring from raised crescentic inset panels with beaded wire frames and collared gold granules. The centrepiece of each terminal is formed by three curving segments in high relief with vertical ribbing on both faces, surrounding a tall setting with an integral collar of cast… (See Merlin record for full description)

    Front:Bottom

  • Silver-gilt pseudo-penannular D-shaped brooch (bar removed). The ring of this brooch is solidly cast in silver and gilded on the front, with gilding only on the applied decoration on the back. The hoop is edged with hatched flanges which run on to the terminals and end in profile bird heads. Two curved panels inside raised borders contain cast geometric interlace, and at the apex a very deep panel with raised semicircular settings, now empty, has a central applied panel of gold foil framed with filigree, where a simple open knot is made from two snake-like strands of beaded gold wire. <br/><br/>At the junction of hoop and expanded terminals two cast, profile animal heads with scrolls on the cheek and hatched muzzles spring from raised crescentic inset panels with beaded wire frames and collared gold granules. The centrepiece of each terminal is formed by three curving segments in high relief with vertical ribbing on both faces, surrounding a tall setting with an integral collar of cast… (See Merlin record for full description)

    Front:Bottom Left

  • Silver-gilt pseudo-penannular D-shaped brooch (bar removed). The ring of this brooch is solidly cast in silver and gilded on the front, with gilding only on the applied decoration on the back. The hoop is edged with hatched flanges which run on to the terminals and end in profile bird heads. Two curved panels inside raised borders contain cast geometric interlace, and at the apex a very deep panel with raised semicircular settings, now empty, has a central applied panel of gold foil framed with filigree, where a simple open knot is made from two snake-like strands of beaded gold wire. <br/><br/>At the junction of hoop and expanded terminals two cast, profile animal heads with scrolls on the cheek and hatched muzzles spring from raised crescentic inset panels with beaded wire frames and collared gold granules. The centrepiece of each terminal is formed by three curving segments in high relief with vertical ribbing on both faces, surrounding a tall setting with an integral collar of cast… (See Merlin record for full description)

    Front:Bottom Right

  • Silver-gilt pseudo-penannular D-shaped brooch (bar removed). The ring of this brooch is solidly cast in silver and gilded on the front, with gilding only on the applied decoration on the back. The hoop is edged with hatched flanges which run on to the terminals and end in profile bird heads. Two curved panels inside raised borders contain cast geometric interlace, and at the apex a very deep panel with raised semicircular settings, now empty, has a central applied panel of gold foil framed with filigree, where a simple open knot is made from two snake-like strands of beaded gold wire. <br/><br/>At the junction of hoop and expanded terminals two cast, profile animal heads with scrolls on the cheek and hatched muzzles spring from raised crescentic inset panels with beaded wire frames and collared gold granules. The centrepiece of each terminal is formed by three curving segments in high relief with vertical ribbing on both faces, surrounding a tall setting with an integral collar of cast… (See Merlin record for full description)

    Front:Bottom

  • Silver-gilt pseudo-penannular D-shaped brooch (bar removed). The ring of this brooch is solidly cast in silver and gilded on the front, with gilding only on the applied decoration on the back. The hoop is edged with hatched flanges which run on to the terminals and end in profile bird heads. Two curved panels inside raised borders contain cast geometric interlace, and at the apex a very deep panel with raised semicircular settings, now empty, has a central applied panel of gold foil framed with filigree, where a simple open knot is made from two snake-like strands of beaded gold wire. <br/><br/>At the junction of hoop and expanded terminals two cast, profile animal heads with scrolls on the cheek and hatched muzzles spring from raised crescentic inset panels with beaded wire frames and collared gold granules. The centrepiece of each terminal is formed by three curving segments in high relief with vertical ribbing on both faces, surrounding a tall setting with an integral collar of cast… (See Merlin record for full description)

    Front:Left Side

  • Silver-gilt pseudo-penannular D-shaped brooch (bar removed). The ring of this brooch is solidly cast in silver and gilded on the front, with gilding only on the applied decoration on the back. The hoop is edged with hatched flanges which run on to the terminals and end in profile bird heads. Two curved panels inside raised borders contain cast geometric interlace, and at the apex a very deep panel with raised semicircular settings, now empty, has a central applied panel of gold foil framed with filigree, where a simple open knot is made from two snake-like strands of beaded gold wire. <br/><br/>At the junction of hoop and expanded terminals two cast, profile animal heads with scrolls on the cheek and hatched muzzles spring from raised crescentic inset panels with beaded wire frames and collared gold granules. The centrepiece of each terminal is formed by three curving segments in high relief with vertical ribbing on both faces, surrounding a tall setting with an integral collar of cast… (See Merlin record for full description)

    Front:Right Side