The Thistle of Scotland, alongside tartan the thistle is perhaps the most identifiable symbol of all things Scottish. The prickly-leaved, pink or purple-flowered thistle is the emblem of the Scottish nation.
A pretty thistle brooch which is so typical of the Art Nouveau style. It is set with a paste thistle cut to the thistle flower shape. Charles Horner was a good designer who had a thriving business in Chester.