What a glorious little bird brooch!
This antique 9ct Gold Pearl bird brooch is a real thing of beauty, made around the year 1900. It has a whimsical, elegant design, and we simply adore the way the bird is carrying a tiny Seed Pearl in its mouth... it's just charming!
It comes with what appears to be the original E.Selgroves satin and velvet-lined leather box, which like the brooch itself is in exceptional condition.
It would make a fantastic gift no matter what the occasion, but we think it would be especially apt as a wedding gift, as birds were often linked with love and romance.
The brooch looks great as is, or is a great candidate for conversion into a stunning ring or necklace. If you're interested in converting this brooch please get in touch for any help or advise!
ERA: Art Nouveau (1890-1910)
MEASUREMENTS: The brooch is 42mm long.
The bird measures 11mm long and has a wing span of 19mm.
The Pearls graduate from 1.5mm to 2.5mm in diameter.
Resizing available on request - just send us a message to enquire!
MATERIALS: 9ct Yellow Gold, Pearl.
HALLMARKS: None present, tested as 9ct Gold.
VERY GOOD: This superb antique 9ct Gold bird brooch is very good condition, and is ready to be worn or gifted. We cannot say how thrilled we are to have such a gorgeous piece of history in our collection- especially with the original box! All parts of the brooch, including the setting and all those pretty Pearls are original and antique, and the Pearls still have a fantastic lustre and shine. There is a small ding on the Gold sphere on the left-hand side of the brooch, but this is not very noticeable when worn, the brooch is still of solid construction. The brooch opens and closes securely with a smooth and pleasing motion, and is suitable to wear even on thicker fabric such as wool or tweed as the pin is quite robust. A real quality piece of early 20th-century jewellery.
The antique leather jewellery box is also in very good condition. It opens and closes shut tight and keeps the brooch snugly in place.