"19th Century Scottish Brass Swan" 1888 Design Found Treasure
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Reimagined Components: This 19th-century Scottish Brass Swan was found in Phoenix Arizona. This gorgeous solid brass amulet of protection was then cleaned and hung on a double strand of 4mm braided rope chain. Its length is 20"
Location Found: Phoenix AZ
Scottish Brasses were worn by horses to ward off the evil eye. It was believed that only the first glance of the evil eye was the most powerful so the distracting shine of the brass would save the horse from malevolent forces. Horses were believed to be particularly sensitive to the spirit world so they were often adorned with up to a dozen of these amulets of protection. Common symbols like the fox, phoenix, thistle flower or family-related images were used doubling their protective nature and relation to the horse's owners. There were 3000-year-old brasses unearthed from a bronze age construction site attached to a horse harness in Edinburgh Scotland speaking to the long and rich history of these treasures. ~
Most commonly seen as a symbol of love and devotion these birds have a powerful avian spirit. As they float peacefully on the water's surface one can see how they represent peace and contentment but don’t be fooled, they are fierce protectors of their young and would defend them against anything. They have been seen as shape-shifting spirits in some cultures but in general, they are seen as a good omen.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.