Handmade Jewellery

KH Designs

Katharine Hardie BA Hons
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Strathdon
Aberdeenshire
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Luckenbooth

Brooch

This heart-shaped brooch dates back to the Middle Ages when shopkeepers of Edinburgh were given a token to prove that they had purchased a 'locking booth' at the market. It became a tradition to give this to a loved one when trading had ended. In the time of Mary Queen of Scots the brooch appears with a crown, the original a gift to Lord Darnley

 

 

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Pages created by Alan Baldwin Design for
Katharine Hardie January 1999
Updated April 1999
email: abdesign@ifb.co.uk