A silver Luckenbooth brooch, circa 1880.

A silver Luckenbooth  brooch, circa 1880.  SOLD


A silver Luckenbooth brooch, circa 1880.  A Luckenbooth is an old Scots word for the locked booths that were situated in the Royal Mile, Edinburgh.  They were the first permanent shops, going back to the 15th century.  The Luckenbooth brooch is traditionally a Scottish love token.  It is two interlocked hearts to represent true love, with a crown to represent loyalty.  Given by a loved one to be worn over their heart.  It might also be worn by a nursing mother as a charm to help her milk flow or on a child’s clothing to ward off evil spirits and protect them from harm. SOLD

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