Ode to Scotland with a surly Scottish thistle wax seal necklace pendant ... a nod to the Outlander books and all things Scottish. Surly Scottish thistle wax seal jewelry.
- description -
The beautiful little weed Scottish thistle is a biennial plant with many branches of prickly leaves and a dense head of small pink or purple flower sprouting from a spiny silvery globe on top.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the thistle is a symbol of defiance, austerity and surliness.
It is the royal badge of Scotland.
- approximate measurement - 5/8” (16mm)
- photographed with a US dime for scale
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout
Hand crafted from a small antique 1910 - 1915 wax seal, part of The Georgian Sealing Set which was made in England. This set came in a decorated cardboard box and on the inside lid are pictured wax sealing directions. There are sectioned compartments in the box containing red and blue wax beads, two small round looped seals - a Scottish thistle and an English rose. There are also two ladles in which to melt the wax beads. There are two other sections in the box but I'm not sure what they originally held.
Impressed with history!
*DINNA FORGET ... the legendary prickly tale of the Scottish thistle: One dark night, in the middle ages when the Scots and Norsemen were at war, the Norsemen came ashore planning a surprise attack on the sleeping Scottish clansmen. The Norsemen removed their boots and crept quietly on bare feet until a sharp cry of pain shattered the quiet night. It seems one of the Norsemen had stepped on the Scottish thistle, alerting the Scots to the surprise attack. They sprang into action and drove the invaders from their shores and the thistle was credited with saving the day and so it became the national flower and emblem of Scotland.