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Dumfries Silver Collection

Joseph Pearson

Military breast belt badge, re-worked as a brooch


Maker’s mark: “IP”

Other marks: double headed eagle?, anchor (not fouled), “S”


This brooch was made originally as a military badge, perhaps an officer’s shoulder-belt plate from an auxiliary Scottish regiment.  The engraved rose and leaves at the bottom, and the scroll at the top may have been added to cover a regimental title when the piece was re-worked into a brooch.

Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
Digital Number:
DMSW073a, DMSW073b
Dumfries & Galloway Council

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