SOLD - Art Nouveau Gold Seed Pearl & Turquoise Swallow brooch
A rare brooch full of romantic sentiment! This magnificent piece features five swallows mounted on a gold bar. Each swallow is set with tiny seed pearls on the body and wings, and tiny cabochon turquoise representing the heads. They graduate in size from 19.5 x 18.5mm down to 12.5 x 13mm.
Complete with gold bar and c-clasp fitting.
Swallows were a popular motif used in Victorian times and were often given as a token of love, often from some-one who was travelling or going to war. The swallow is the first bird that is seen from a ship as it returns to land.
The swallow represents a loved one returning safely home.
So the brooch would mean I will return to you and we will be together, forever!
Turquoise & Pearls represent 'True Love"
WEIGHT: 6.4 grams
HALLMARKS: none - tested as 15ct gold
CONDITION: Very good antique condition.
DATE: Edwardian (1901 to 1910)
PRODUCT CODE: BR593
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