Attractive silver John Hart Iona brooch with foliate patterning and central citrine stone. Reverse has combined JH marks, with Iona, and Edinbugh hallmark for 1970.

Attractive moss agate and silver knotwork design brooch by John Hart. Stamped JH, IONA, and Edinburgh hallmark for 1968.

Attractive sterling silver sword-with-shield brooch - Viking ship and braiding pattern. The reverse has John Hart's 'JH' monogram on the sword-handle, and IONA, with hallmark for Edinburgh 1968.

Silver Luckenbooth pendant by John Hart, c.1965. Reverse marks of IONA, JH and STERLING. The name is apparantly derived from the fact that these were sold from "locked booths" in the Royal Mile, adjacent to St. Giles Cathedral Edinburgh, in the early 1700s, and they were traditionally exchanged between lovers on betrothal. Subsequently pinned to the shawl of the first baby to protect it from "evil spirits". Intertwining hearts are evidence of their purpose and a surmounting crown symbolises Mary Queen of Scots.

Exotic silver brooch set with real/faux Cairngorm, in the shape of a leaf. Reverse is maked with JH monogram, and IONA, with Edinburgh hallmark for 1968. Unusual and attractive piece.


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