Irish annals suggest that Lochland was a Viking kingdom in Scotland in the 8th/9th century. This pewter brooch is an original design based on the 10th century Jelling Style. It is inspired by original brooches and the one described in ‘Who’s Afraid of Beowulf’ by Tom Holt.
It is handmade by us in Scotland from lead free pewter. Finished pewter brooches are sent by us to specialists in England for gold plating.
Gilding, or gold plating, was carried out on many jewellery items in the Viking age, using the mercury gilding process. This piece has a 1micron thick layer of gold, plated over pewter, to give an attractive representation of what some of these Viking age pieces may have looked like when they were first made.
|Dimensions||65mm X 41mm|