Thistle Flower Antiqued Round Green Glass Stone Stylish Pewter Brooch
Thistle Design Brooch
Stylish Pewter Brooch
Measures approximately 40.00mm (1.57 inches) x 40.00 (1.57 inches)
Scottish Thistle Design Brooch
This Thistle Flower Antiqued Round Brooch is expertly crafted with beautiful Stylish Pewter. This piece has an antiqued look and to highlight the design even further. Each thistle brooch contains a central coloured glass stone. There are a number of other coloured glass stones available, please see the other listings in my store for details.
Brooch measures approximately 40.00mm (1.57 inches) x 40.00 (1.57 inches). Secures to kilt by way of a pin with locking, safety catch. Supplied in a velvet draw-string pouch.
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This handcrafted Brooch will become family treasures that will last through the ages!
There are many other styles of Brooches in my store, including sterling silver and pewter. Please see my other listings.
This beautiful Brooch is a perfect gift for any occasion. Wearing this with your attire will provide you endless pleasure.
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Perfect for any occasion. This is a gift that will be proudly worn by any member of your family.
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCOTTISH THISTLE
The thistle is a thorny flower that grows wild in all parts of the country,and legend has it that it became the national emblem of Scotland after the Battle of Largs in 1263AD. A Norse attack force had decided on a stealthy night attack. However their leader trod on a thistle and his yell alerted the Scots, who under their king Alexander III routed them. This battle led to the ending of the Norse occupation of western parts of Scotland, and the establishment of the kingdom of Scotland as it is today. The first time a thistle was used as the special emblem of Scotland, however, was in the time of King James III,in the 15th Century. The thistle is not a useful plant, but it is tough and prickly, something you cannot simply grasp hold of and pull out of the ground like a common weed, and it became a popular badge in Scotland. While the Lion Rampant flag was grand and the Saltire Flag hallowed by long tradition, the homely thistle was something everyone could identify with. To the Scots it was a reminder that their country might not be the most rich or fertile but,equally, it was not to be grasped lightly.