Inspired by the 9th century zoomorphic pennanular brooch in the La Tene style. Found at Ballyspellane, County kilkenny it is now on display at the National Museum of Ireland..
Size approx. 1 3/4 (45mm) in diameter.
Silver ‘King Mahon’ Zoomorphic Brooch
Designed from a 4th century zoomorphic, Celtic style brooch found at King Mahon’s Fort, Ardagh, County Longford. Size approx. (40mm). Set with two, 3mm garnet gemstones.
Silver Lough Gur Shield of Light Brooch
This is a faithful replica in solid silver of a shield dating back to 700B.C.! Found in a bog near Lough Gur in County Limerick, it’s now on display at The National Museum, Ireland. This is a very important shield, probably the property of Kings, priests or warriors, whose knowledge was often put into their weapons for added protection. The ” Sun Shield ” is one such piece and much has been written about the significance of the number of bosses ( raised dots ) on each line and the seven rings thought to represent the seven vibrations of white light. Size approx. 1 3/4 ” (45mm) diametre.
Zoomorphic style brooch set with garnets
Inspired by a 9th century Zoomorphic brooch on display at The National Museum in Ireland. The “Tara” style brooch was traditionally used by Irish nobility to fasten their cloaks.
Set with two 8x6mm Garnet stones, Brooch size approx. 1 1/2 (40mm) in diameter.