SOLD - Art Nouveau Gold Seed Pearl & Turquoise Swallow brooch

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"

MEASUREMENTS: 72.5x23.5mm
WEIGHT: 6.4 grams
HALLMARKS: none - tested as 15ct gold
CONDITION: Very good antique condition.
DATE: Edwardian (1901 to 1910)


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Any antique boxes shown in product images are for display purposes only. Unless otherwise stated, the item will be sent in our own branded leatherette and velvet box. All items are antique, vintage, and/or pre-loved and will naturally have signs of wear and tear commensurate with age. Please note that images have been enlarged to show detail. All measurements are listed in the item description.