Tiny silver and amethyst thistle oot the mud

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Re: Tiny silver and amethyst thistle oot the mud

Post by Lowland » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:29 pm

oldartefact wrote:
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That was worth waiting for!!! a lucky charm??? I bet you hope so!
Could become my lucky touch piece OA,great idea,better than my lucky boxers.
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Re: Tiny silver and amethyst thistle oot the mud

Post by oldartefact » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:29 pm

littleboot wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:53 pm
https://picclick.co.uk/Antique-Silver-T ... 9884.html
Yep. Chas Horner. early 1900's. Very probably the end of a hat pin. (CH's specialist subject.)
Spot on!!! :) :) :)
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Re: Tiny silver and amethyst thistle oot the mud

Post by Spearhead » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:30 pm

Lowland wrote:
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Spearhead wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:19 pm
That is very nice, probably more suitable for you to use as an earring?
You are right spearhead-It is very nice,
amazing to find that in the mud under a flattened thick thatch of grass.
Was thinking of an eyebrow piercing ::g
Cheers
A nose piercing would be more distinctive for a man of culture as you clearly are.

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Re: Tiny silver and amethyst thistle oot the mud

Post by Oxgirl36 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:49 pm

oldartefact wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:29 pm
littleboot wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:53 pm
https://picclick.co.uk/Antique-Silver-T ... 9884.html
Yep. Chas Horner. early 1900's. Very probably the end of a hat pin. (CH's specialist subject.)
Spot on!!! :) :) :)

With a loop for hanging? I suspect the earlier suggestion it's a charm or whatever on a watch chain is probably more likely.

The design of the silver bit is quite unusual and very pretty. Would be lovely suspended from a chain around the neck of your other half, or your mother/ other important female in your life ::g
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Re: Tiny silver and amethyst thistle oot the mud

Post by Roughwood » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:55 pm

Nice one Rory! ::g
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Re: Tiny silver and amethyst thistle oot the mud

Post by Spearhead » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:02 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:49 pm
oldartefact wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:29 pm
littleboot wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:53 pm
https://picclick.co.uk/Antique-Silver-T ... 9884.html
Yep. Chas Horner. early 1900's. Very probably the end of a hat pin. (CH's specialist subject.)
Spot on!!! :) :) :)

With a loop for hanging? I suspect the earlier suggestion it's a charm or whatever on a watch chain is probably more likely.

The design of the silver bit is quite unusual and very pretty. Would be lovely suspended from a chain around the neck of your other half, or your mother/ other important female in your life ::g
Or to demonstrate your feminine side :D

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Re: Tiny silver and amethyst thistle oot the mud

Post by littleboot » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:10 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:49 pm
oldartefact wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:29 pm
littleboot wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:53 pm
https://picclick.co.uk/Antique-Silver-T ... 9884.html
Yep. Chas Horner. early 1900's. Very probably the end of a hat pin. (CH's specialist subject.)
Spot on!!! :) :) :)

With a loop for hanging? I suspect the earlier suggestion it's a charm or whatever on a watch chain is probably more likely.

The design of the silver bit is quite unusual and very pretty. Would be lovely suspended from a chain around the neck of your other half, or your mother/ other important female in your life ::g
I agree its unusual but nevertheless some hatpins were 'off-set' as the illustrated example and a loop was to go over the pin. Charles Horner used the thistle motif a great deal...sometimes with amethyst and sometimes with citrine. Of course it could have also been used as a charm,
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Re: Tiny silver and amethyst thistle oot the mud

Post by Tomo » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:37 pm

That's nice condition. Amethyst one I picked up
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Re: Tiny silver and amethyst thistle oot the mud

Post by oldartefact » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:51 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:49 pm
oldartefact wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:29 pm
littleboot wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:53 pm
https://picclick.co.uk/Antique-Silver-T ... 9884.html
Yep. Chas Horner. early 1900's. Very probably the end of a hat pin. (CH's specialist subject.)
Spot on!!! :) :) :)

With a loop for hanging? I suspect the earlier suggestion it's a charm or whatever on a watch chain is probably more likely.
..
The design of the silver bit is quite unusual and very pretty. Would be lovely suspended from a chain around the neck of your other half, or your mother/ other important female in your life ::g
Yes it surprised me too... but when i clicked on LB's link there is a dead ringer, with a loop for hanging (from the pin) .. so i still think LB's ID is spot on.. happy to be knocked off the spot though XXX :) :)
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Re: Tiny silver and amethyst thistle oot the mud

Post by fred » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:01 am

Lowland wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:27 pm

Oldest bairn has spotted it!
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Oh bad luck mate! :D

I actually have a small problem with the item in ladybird's link. To me it looks as though the pin part and the silver thistle may have been put together at some point after they had been made.

Charles Horner was an expert at mass producing well designed silver jewellery and some patterns were made for decades, not always hallmarked either. It is so well made that I think that it is Charles Horner but it is very possible that these lovely thistles were used for lots of different purposes, or even sold on for other jewellers to use. However, it might be by somebody else completely as jewellers ripped off each other's successful designs left, right and centre.

Google amethyst and silver charm and there are lots of them about! ::g

https://www.google.com/search?q=amethys ... LB1pwGyRcM
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Re: Tiny silver and amethyst thistle oot the mud

Post by Lowland » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:53 am

Spearhead wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:30 pm
Lowland wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:26 pm
Spearhead wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:19 pm
That is very nice, probably more suitable for you to use as an earring?
You are right spearhead-It is very nice,
amazing to find that in the mud under a flattened thick thatch of grass.
Was thinking of an eyebrow piercing ::g
Cheers
A nose piercing would be more distinctive for a man of culture as you clearly are.
Would go down really well round here :))
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Re: Tiny silver and amethyst thistle oot the mud

Post by Lowland » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:55 am

Tomo wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:37 pm
That's nice condition. Amethyst one I picked up
That’s a belter tomo-much darker amethyst too,cheers for putting the picture up ::g
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Re: Tiny silver and amethyst thistle oot the mud

Post by Lowland » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:58 am

fred wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:01 am
Lowland wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:27 pm

Oldest bairn has spotted it!
::g

Oh bad luck mate! :D

I actually have a small problem with the item in ladybird's link. To me it looks as though the pin part and the silver thistle may have been put together at some point after they had been made.

Charles Horner was an expert at mass producing well designed silver jewellery and some patterns were made for decades, not always hallmarked either. It is so well made that I think that it is Charles Horner but it is very possible that these lovely thistles were used for lots of different purposes, or even sold on for other jewellers to use. However, it might be by somebody else completely as jewellers ripped off each other's successful designs left, right and centre.

Google amethyst and silver charm and there are lots of them about! ::g

https://www.google.com/search?q=amethys ... LB1pwGyRcM
Cheers Fred,there was a huge pageant in this field in the early 1930s,
The amount of pennies found from the time are mounting up,
I think I read there was over 6000 people attendedp ::g
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