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used - less than 20 years old, vintage - more than 20 years old, and antique - 100 years old and over, are pre-loved and may show signs of age. This item is: Antique
Victorian hand carved Irish bog oak brooch featuring Ross Castle in bas relief encircled by shamrocks. The brooch measures 4.2cm by 3.2cm.
It has the old 'C' hook clasp and tube pin assembly in gold tone metal, which dates this lovely antique brooch to around 1890.
Bog oak is a tree that has been preserved in peat for thousands of years, bog woods throughout the world are very rare. During the 19th century bog oak was popular for making decorative jewellery, and in Dublin a trade in bog oak souvenirs was active at that time.
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