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Shawl Pin - Queen's Brooch

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1981M526
Collection:Applied Art - Jewellery
Date:1849 c - 1849 c

Maker Information

Jeweller:West & Son - View history


This shawl pin of silver and silver gilt, is a reduced size version of the Queen's brooch, the design was registered on 17th December 1849. The original 7th century Irish ring-brooch of was found in County Cavan and is now in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. A copy of it was presented to Queen Victoria, hence its name.

Presented by Mrs Anne Hull Grundy, 1981.

Further Information

Production Period:19th Century
Medium:Silver and silver parcel gilt.
Place of Origin:Dublin, Ireland


Height:85 mm
Diameter:55 mm