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SOLD Victorian Swallow Pendant Brooch 15ct Solid Gold Olive Branch Returning Love
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SOLD Victorian Swallow Pendant Brooch 15ct Solid Gold Olive Branch Returning Love

Product Code: M944
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SOLD Victorian Swallow Brooch / Pendant

I love Victorian Swallow Jewellery.
The Swallow was used prolifically by Victorians as it was a symbol of the home & devotion to your family. It was often given when a loved one went away as Swallows are known for finding their way home. This one is particularly special as it has a branch in it's mouth - an ancient symbol which has many meanings, returning love, peace, home. The Victorians just LOVED symbolic jewellery with meanings.
This large brooch is a quality piece and modelled in solid (not plated) 15ct yellow gold, this standard of gold was introduced in 1854 (along with 12 and 9ct) and was discontinued in 1932 (along with 12ct) and a standard of 14ct was substituted. So if you have piece marked 15ct you know it was made between those two dates.
The workmanship is super and it has the most amazing detail. The craftsman has used engraving, tooling and acid to get a most naturalistic textured effect.

The underside of the tail already has a couple of rings where a chain could be threaded through to make it into a pendant making it a rather versatile piece of jewellery. In excellent condition - the Swallow is stamped 15ct and closes with a safety clasp

This gorgeous piece of Jewellery comes in an attractive, good quality vintage style hard case.

Period: Victorian C.1890's
Materials: 15ct yellow Gold
Marks: 15ct
Measurements: 2 1/4" (5.7cm) in width (wingspan) x 1 1/4" (3.5cm) tail to branch end and a good weight so would hang really well.
Weight: 6.2g

Stock number: M494/550/ET

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