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This is an extremely interesting intaglio with 'Auld Reekie' carved into it which is the nickname for Edinburgh. It's a Scots phrase meaning “Old Smokey” and refers to the thick smoke from coal fires in the Old Town tenements. We understand it to have come about in the 1600's due to overcrowding and smokey skies in Edinburgh.

Victorian 15ct Agate 'Auld Reekie' Intaglio

  • Era - Victorian

    Size - See below

    Dimensions - Intaglio 14mm by 17mm wide, overall drop 23mm

    Hallmarks - None present

    Weight -7.01g

    Materials - 15ct (tested but not xrf so we cannot guarantee the whole setting is 15ct) and agate

    Other information - N/A

  • Really good antique condition, with light surface wear commensurate with age. 

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