A vintage penannular cloak brooch engraved with Celtic knot work. The brooch is an open ring with ornate terminals and a long pin that slides around the ring. The front of the piece is engraved with an ornate traditional pattern. The back of the piece is marked "Silver." Circa 1930.
Penannular brooches, also known as the Celtic brooches, are types of brooch most closely associated with the beginning of the Early Medieval period in the British Isles. A penannular brooch features a long pin attached by its head to an open ring with terminals; the pin can move freely around the ring as far as the terminals will allow.
Details.....The brooch measures 1.43" by 1.19" and the pin is 1.65" long. In Very Good Vintage Condition. You should always expect some wear on antique and vintage jewels, we consider it part of their charm.