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Victorian Silver Paste Bird Brooch c.1880

SKU: 1536
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A beautiful Victorian Silver Paste bird brooch in very fine condition.

This pretty little bird brooch is a classic example of how the Victorians used symbolism in their jewellery. A common motif during the 1800's and early 1900's the swallow bird represents faithfulness, love and a longing for home. Often adopted by sailors and soldiers, the swallow symbolized wanting your loved one to come home safely, faithfully and soon!

This charming bird in flight is crafted from fine Sterling Silver and set with the 8 brightly gleaming Paste gemstones, cut like old Diamonds. The sense of movement and attention to detail in just lovely, as we can almost see tiny gleaming red eyes, feathers and even a beak... You almost can't help fall in love with him!

This pretty antique Victorian swallow is a great gift for any occasion but is especially apt as a romantic gift. Wear it on a coat or jacket lapel, or to secure a tie for a special occasion.

ERA:  Victorian (1837-1901)

MEASUREMENTS: The wing span of the brooch measures 34mm.
From beak to tail it measures 22mm.
It stands approx. 5mm from the body when worn.
The Pastes measure between 3.5mm and 2mm in diameter.
Weight: 3.4g

MATERIALS:  Sterling Silver, Paste, Steel pin for strength.


CONDITION:  Excellent

This Victorian Silver Paste bird brooch is an authentic antique Victorian Paste bird dating from the late 19th century, circa 1880. The swallow itself is in lovely condition, with a gorgeously detailed face, torso and tail feathers. The Victorian Silver Paste Bird Brooch features all of its original Paste, all of which are extremely bright and dazzling, with no chips or loose gems. This piece is in exemplary condition with the pin also being secure and working perfectly.



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This item will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a Lillicoco presentation box, tied up with a pink ribbon. You’ll also receive a handwritten information booklet and free polishing cloth too!

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