Who had factories in both Scotland and Birmingham. Several different designs, but all silver and with a citrine stone. I have obtained one recently and the feathers/hair seems a bit worn off. A Grouse foot has been used in Scottish jewellery pieces since Victorian times and was originally worn on kilts, shawls and cloaks as a good luck charm. Traditional Scottish design. I am sorry but we do not do valuations. Unsigned. See more ideas about Scottish jewellery, Vintage blogger, Jewelry blog. It’s black and it’s beautiful. With Scottish brooches, Scottish earrings, necklaces and Scottish pendants to name just a few. Please Review All Photos For Condition. My aunt brought some of these back from Scotland about 60 years ago. Vintage Blue Rhinestone Flower Brooch Pin. Still very collectible vintage jewellery today. ), Indian taboo jewelry, odd Masonic pieces, Celtic and viking pieces! Corocraft and Jewelcraft - Coro jewellery in the UK. New listing VINTAGE SILVER AMETHYST MIZPAH LUCKY GROUSE FOOT BROOCH J136. Antique Victorian Mizpah friendship 3-inch tall brooch; Classic jewelry piece with a grouse or partridge foot, stag head, & 2 amethyst stones; The faceted stones measure 10mm x 14mm with no damage; One stone is set between the deer stag's antlers; Setting is a silver metal with pinback attached; No damage - weirdly unique piece of history Scottish Grouse Foot Silver Tone Brooch/Kilt/Shawl Pin with Faux Cairngorm Purple Amethyst Stone. Used for Good Luck. $10.67 1 bid + $14.69 shipping . From what I’ve seen, they range anywhere from a couple of bucks to over a hundred dollars. It has the heart and arrowmarkings on the back. Grouse Foot Brooch - Wonderfully Gothic Vintage Scottish Mounted and Clawed with Amethyst Glass Weighs 8.9 grams. Est 250-350 This item is part of the auction: Two-Day Winter Gallery Sale - Session 2 Back To Catalog Listing. Vintage Scottish Agate Dirl Kilt Pin Brooch. Does it depreciate the brooch or it’s uniqueness if the claw is replaced? I hope it does the same for you! I have obtained one recently and the feathers/hair seems a bit worn off. Approximate length 3 (7.5cm) Thistle design on top of brooch. You’ll need to consult someone with expertise in this area. This brooch features the foot of a grouse affixed beneath an etched sterling top affixed to a c-clasp traditionally worn on a kilt or tartan. 1) There was mention that these were historically worn by women in Scotland, and not men. And it’s pretty creepy! Odd Obsessions is a new twice-monthly feature I’ll be doing about my current strange fascinations. I am now 74. Originally worn on kilts, shawls and cloaks - they were prized for good luck, especially when on a game hunting trip. $13.36 + shipping . Amazing Carved Genuine Black Onyx Heart & Crystal HUGE Necklace. Okay so you either like them or thing they are grouse! Your email address will not be published. Scottish Grouse Foot Silver Tone Brooch/Kilt/Shawl Pin with Faux Cairngorm Purple Amethyst Stone. Grouse claw pins ooze individuality, but how do you choose the right one for you? A selection of two grouse foot brooches. shipping: + $15.34 shipping . (She's 101 now and we are srting here things from her home. Set with two yellow glass stones. I was wondering if you could tell me where I could find information on dating Ward Brothers Mizpah jewellery. Please Visit Our Store For More. Can anyone confirm this? I have very beautiful clip mate brooch.It has an arrow mark with two lines across it.Can anybody help me to finds the maker of this brooch, please?Thank you. Feb 6, 2014 - There's just something about these grouse feet! And to think that most of these things were “mainstream”, haha. The feet are often adorned with gemstones or colored glass, and some have additional embellishments like the stag head seen on 1, 3, and 4. Grouse Foot Brooch 1950s Vintage Pin Mizpah Stag Glass Paste Scottish Jewellery. Grouse bird foot brooches can be found in both silver and costume. This has tarnish but you can clean it with … When you inspect a necklace or bracelet. BJL s... Just a quick tip for dating jewellery. I have been experimenting with plenty of new features over on my blog as well, and have been feeling so much more inspired ever since. Wow, fascinating! I just might have to get one! I remember being horrified by it as a child but for some reason ended up with it…lol. Very difficult to find due to the separate Victorian Mizpah jewellery info. What is it worth today? )A friend sent me this link! AVP. “Mizpah” is a Biblical term roughly meaning “God watch over us while we’re apart.” The jewelry was given as a sign of love and remembrance during long separations. Seriously! Grouse foot pins were the traditional means by which to keep a kilt from gaping open and were worn when hunting grouse to bring good luck. The feet are often adorned with gemstones or colored glass, and some have additional embellishments like the stag head seen on 1, 3, and 4. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Scottish men would pin them on their kilts for good luck, particularly wearing them on hunting trips. C Clasp closure. Same Day Shipping. Shipping and handling. Corinne, I love your web site and these pins are very cool. I’m not an antique appraiser. £17.99 + P&P . 0 bids. Sentimental and worn by someone separated from their loved ones. Researching car boot vintage photographs, war memorials and any other family history bits, Scottish Jewellery - Ptarmigan or Grouse Foot Brooch, Exquisite Jewellery Signed or Unsigned Information & Dating. First made in the 1850s or 1860s, Mizpah jewelry, illustrated in this heart-shaped pink seen here, mainly was manufactured in silver, enabling people from all classes to buy and exchange the pieces. So creeptastic. Should I leave it as original as possible. Item Details. I have never looked at the Ward Brother's in depth (should do as Ward is a family name!) As explained above - the hearts and arrow signature with or without the Mizpah signature was made by the Ward Brothers from Scotland. More Items From eBay. Anything from unique jewelry, natural ephemera, unusual traditions or happenings, and other oddities. Can anyone confirm this? Lovely Pewter Scottish Blackcock Grouse Pin Brooch. $22.69 + shipping . You could be in luck, mine are very old I am 71 and these were my nans, they were kept in a velvet lined box we were shown these but never allowed to touch them. Amazing Carved Genuine Black Onyx Heart & Crystal HUGE Necklace. I also love odd creepy jewelry. PS-I forgot Victorian mourning jewelry. Should I leave it as original as possible. A uniquely curated, carefully authenticated and ever-changing assortment of uncommon art, jewelry, fashion accessories, collectibles, antiques & more. Website design by. SCOTTISH CELTIC SILVER TONE NATIONAL FLOWER VINTAGE BROOCH SHAWL/KILT PIN . When sharing, please credit & link back to Stuck with Pins. I have one if anyone is interested, it was left in my grandmas things but isn’t something I’d ever wear. Whether you’re looking for a pin to wear on a kilt, a macabre pin for a Gothic or Steampunk outfit, or a quirky brooch for your winter jacket, I hope my guide will help you understand these exceptional pieces of jewellery a little better. Have a look at the Scottish agate brooches of old as well. One of the best ways is by reference through brochures, trade magazines or other paperwor... For those of you that collect vintage Exquisite jewellery from WAP Watson, may have discovered that many pieces are unsigned. C clasp fastening. Originally worn on kilts, shawls and cloaks - it was prized for good luck especially when on a game hunting trip. That is Scottish jewellery Ptarmigan or grouse foot brooches! I can’t wait to see what the rest of your series will hold! Markings displayed are R.G. When Queen Victoria’s beloved husband died she stayed in mourning for a couple decades. It is still easy to find. I show catalogues and review books on vintage jewelry. This pin is made from the foot of a grouse! These grouse claw brooches come from Scottish tradition during the Victorian era. Genuine Scottish Grouse Claw Foot Brooch - Amethyst Thistles Kilt Brooch. It would also depend on if this is silver and as such will be marked or costume jewellery as the company made both. Just looking for a timeline of when they went under WBs, Mizpah, Mizpah England, Miracle etc. An unreliable source told me that the Grouse-foot kilt pin was a sign of defiance since hunting on the Lairds land was an offense with heavy punishments, and that the “ring” on the middle “finger” of the foot was the origins of “flipping the bird.” I’m now checking out the haunted necklace from Harry Potter. Not been used much, Vintage Scottish Grouse Foot , in good condition, needGone soon Priced at 7.95 and located in Nantwich I have one in my possession. I have written several articles on Exquisite jewellery by WAP Watson and soon will publish further information But the company also produc... Hello, welcome to my blog about vintage jewellery with antique, contemporary and new jewellery information. Two very different styles of jewellery and should never be taken for the same meanings. It even looks as though the bird is wearing a ring! Jewelry. I thought it to be some kind of weird fur as a child. Your email address will not be published. VINTAGE SCOTTISH LUCKY GROUSE FOOT PTARMIGAN BROOCH. I have one of these with Citrine which had been my Grandmothers. Grouse claws were also distributed as Mizpah brooches (these ones typically have an engraving of two hearts with an arrow through them on the back along with the word). Mizpah name and logo on reverse. Okay so you either like them or thing they are grouse! Era: Mid 20th Century Metal Type: Sterling Silver Brooch or Pin Closure Type: C-clasp Hallmarks: Unmarked Total Weight: 0.160 ozt. Certified 0.78 CTW Round Diamond Stud Earrings G/I2 #PAPPS83792 Lot 2016. I have inherited a Scottish Grouse foot brooch, I want to know all about the marking, MIZPAH .? I own one of these that was once owned by king George:-). Interesting!! Oct 2, 2020 - Scottish jewellery from Scotland or with a Scotland thistle, bagpipe, white heather, feather plume, majestic stag deer, grouse bird claw or tartan theme. Title: Vintage Scottish MIZPAH Grouse Foot Pin with Thistle and Amber Glass Stone, Status: SOLD, Category: Jewelry:Vintage, Shop: Mur-Sadie's Jewelry, Description: For sale is this Vintage Scottish MIZPAH Grouse Foot Pin with Thistle and Amber Glass Stone. lovely vintage scottish grouse claw or rabbits foot brooch kilt pin with blue stonesize see pics condition.all original good please read my terms of bidding below before placing a bid. The brooch is Scottish, Celtic brooch, and is stamped. She wore them on a tartan shawl or wool sweater. Does it depreciate the brooch or it’s uniqueness if the claw is replaced? It is useful to look at the clasp. I think that this research need to be done off line. In fact I have to say.........its all about unique and unusual jewellery. These grouse claw brooches come from Scottish tradition during the Victorian era. Vintage 1960s/1970s Scottish Miracle Jewellery Brooch . I’d love to snatch one of these up for my collection, or better yet, get one as a romantic gesture from Dave the next time he leaves on a big trip. I have inherited a Scottish Grouse foot brooch, I want to know all about the marking, MIZPAH .? Awesome Inc. theme. 1) There was mention that these were historically worn by women in Scotland, and not men. 2) There was a question regarding whether the foot should point up or down. I am a geek when it comes to collecting unusual jewellery. Jewels and Finery UK. The heart and arrow mark is probably MIZPAH - 'may God watch over thee and me while we are apart'. It has always puzzled me - why I have sourced plenty of vintage jewellery signed Jewelcraft. Thank You For Visiting. VINTAGE STERLING SCOTTISH CELTIC GROUSE CLAW FOOT HUNTING BROOCH Thistle. or Best Offer. Learn more. I love the idea that what our culture considers “odd”, was another culture’s expression of love. Silver Tone Grouse Foot Brooch Pin set with a Small Round Purple Stone and decorated with Feathers of Orange, Yellow, Green and Brown. Ending Today at 12:32PM PST 7h 20m. Materials included are feathers, sterling and foil backs. It was the era of amazing accessories. Not easy but you should get some idea of a time line. lovely vintage scottish grouse claw or rabbits foot brooch kilt pin with amethyst coloured stonesize see pics condition.all original good please read my terms of bidding below before placing a bid. I’m sure the value of it is based primarily on the age and materials since these aren’t exactly rare items (they’re still created today). I’ve never heard of such a thing. After doing a search, and reading through them all, I am still a little confused. First made in the 1850s or 1860s, Mizpah jewelry, illustrated in this heart-shaped pink seen here, mainly was manufactured in silver, enabling people from all classes to buy and exchange the pieces.
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