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Vintage signed Miracle Brooch - Luckenbooth Heart-Red Striped Stone Brooch

 Here is a vintage signed Miracle heart brooch - the classic Luckenbooth design.  There is more about Luckenbooth jewellery  lower down the page in case you are interested. Now back to the signed Miracle Brooch.  It is just over an inch and a quarter both ways and is in excellent condition.  The traditional Luckenbooth Crown over Heart symbol consists of a five pointed crown, with each finial being a trefoil in shape.  The heart is open and is set inside with an oval stone.  The stone is an imitation agate made of glass and in a lovely Red, brown and white colour.  The brooch is in a silvertone metal finish with a decorative reverse side and it fastens with a secure roll over type clasp.  Add this to your collection of Miracle jewellery, symbolic antique brooches or just enjoy wearing it!

JEWELLERY DETAILS

Designer or Brand: Miracle

Condition: Excellent

Decade: 1970s

Era: Vintage ( 1920s - 1980s)

Type: Brooch

Material: Silver Toned Metal with Glass

A bit more information about Luckenbooth Brooches.....

A luckenbooth brooch is a Scottish heart-shaped brooch. These brooches often have a crown above one heart, or two intertwined hearts. They are typically made of silver and may be engraved or set with stones.

The name comes from the luckenbooths of Edinburgh where jewellery and trinkets used to be sold, including this type of brooch Luckenbooth was a Scots word for a lockable stall or workshop. The Edinburgh booths were situated on the Royal Mile near St. Giles Cathedral. They were the city's first permanent shops, going back to the 15th century, and initially housing mainly silversmiths and goldsmiths. They were demolished in 1817.

The luckenbooth brooch is a traditional Scottish love charm often given as a betrothal or wedding brooch. It might be worn by a nursing mother as a charm to help her milk flow, and/or be pinned to a baby's clothing to protect it from harm. It was known as a witch-brooch by people using it to save children from the evil eye.]

The luckenbooth brooch has motifs similar to the Claddagh ring, also using the heart and crown. Heart-shaped brooches in parts of Europe date back to late medieval  times, but this design probably did not appear in Scotland before the 17th century.

Silver was the usual material, although gold heart brooches were made for wealthy people.  Silver was commonly chosen for "lucky" charms, and was also an affordable metal for jewellery that was popular with poorer people. Inexpensive glass paste "gems" were sometimes used on silver luckenbooth brooches, as were garnets and semi-precious stones.  Some brooches were engraved with initials, dates or mottoes.

By the mid 18th century luckenbooth tokens also featured heavily as trade silver items to the indigenous peoples of the Eastern Woodlands, particularly the Iroquois of the Six Nations.   As a result, luckenbooth brooches also became a common decorative symbol in 18th and early 19th century native clothing.

One legend of the luckenbooth brooch is that it was a symbol of love and devotion given by Mary Queen of Scots to Lord Darnley. It may feature Scottish motifs like the St. Andrew's Cross, or the thistle.

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Vintage signed Miracle Brooch - Luckenbooth Heart-Red Striped Stone Brooch
Vintage signed Miracle Brooch - Luckenbooth Heart-Red Striped Stone Brooch Vintage signed Miracle Brooch - Luckenbooth Heart-Red Striped Stone Brooch Vintage signed Miracle Brooch - Luckenbooth Heart-Red Striped Stone Brooch Vintage signed Miracle Brooch - Luckenbooth Heart-Red Striped Stone Brooch

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