“Victoria” Ana Nunez Brilanti “Dragonfly” brooch, silver and copper, signed c. 1940’s
ROBERT NAUGHTEN Inverness, Scotland
“Kildonan Celtic” brooch 1869
Gold with a cabochon garnet, designed as a quatrefoil with long-billed birds, rose-cut diamond eyes.
Inscribed on reverse: Kildonan 1869, R, Naughten, Inverness, From Celtic Brooch, Cadboll, 1869, British registry marks
This brooch is based on the quatrefoil-form extremities of the large penannular Cadboll brooch (8th & 9th Century)
Model illustrated and for more information see: “Scottish Gold and Silver Work” Ian Finlay, p. 15, plate 6