Stunning Scottish Pewter Fancy Kilt Pin - King Death
The Autumn 2020 range of pins celebrates the wonderful and unique Scottish art found on seventeenth century tombs.
From the early 1600s Scots would increasingly have carved icons added to their tombstones, to convey certain messages about either themselves or the need to live a good life.
The death-head represents the universality of death, how the reaper is no respecter of pomp or power, all earthy kings will kneel before him some day.
Given the seventeenth-century Scottish Presbyterians had something of a disdain for the ambitions of the Stuart kings and the vanity of the court, they were especially keen on this symbol.
Premium quality kilt pin.
100% lead-free pewter, completely designed, cast and finished in Glasgow.
Size 96mm long, 20mm wide.