Victorian Scottish Silver Hardstone Agate Rifle Brooch


A finely made Scottish silver and agate rifle brooch, dating from the 2nd half of the 19th century.

Inlaid with hard stone panels of varying colours, the rifle has been hand engraved to an exceptional standard. A delicate, moveable sheet of silver comprises the rifle sling. The detail to the buckle is particularly impressive.

The condition of the brooch is very good, with only some minor scratches to the silver. One of the agate panels appears to be a replacement.

Length: 11cm (4¼”)
Weight: 11g