A pair of Luckenbooth Doves flute glasses
‘Luckenbooth’ dates back many centuries in Scotland. They gained popularity during the reign of Mary, Queen of
Scots and still hold a significant meaning today. ‘Luckenbooths’ are said to be so called as they were first sold from
“locked booths” in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Traditionally, they were exchanged between lovers on their betrothal,
and subsequently were pinned to their baby’s shawl to protect the child from evil spirits. These heart-shaped
brooches, surmounted by the crown of Mary Queen of Scots, and often decorated with the Scottish Thistle, are one
of the most romantic artifacts from Scotland’s rich history, resulting in their enduring appeal.
This pair of lead free crystal flutes are etched including the luckenbooth doves graphic and names and date