This Waterford Kite Brooch is one of Ireland’s finest pieces of late eleventh to early twelfth century. It is one of fourteen kite-shaped brooches found to date in Ireland. 
The kite brooch is made of a hollow cast silver box and decorated with sumptuous gold filigree, impressed gold foil and amethyst-coloured cabochon (polished without being cut into facets) glass studs and niello (a black compound used in gold and silver work).

This Waterford Kite Brooch is one of Ireland’s finest pieces of late eleventh to early twelfth century. It is one of fourteen kite-shaped brooches found to date in Ireland.

The kite brooch is made of a hollow cast silver box and decorated with sumptuous gold filigree, impressed gold foil and amethyst-coloured cabochon (polished without being cut into facets) glass studs and niello (a black compound used in gold and silver work).