Victorian 9ct Gold, Turquoise & Pearl Swallow stickpin
A sweet, antique stickpin featuring a swallow bird in flight, mounted with five, tiny seed pearls and three turquoise cabochons. The head of the pin measures 10.5 x 12mm.
This romantic pin may have been given to a loved one when departing for war (the swallow was the first bird seen near land and symbolised a safe journey home) the pearls resembling purity and chastity.
MEASUREMENTS: 59mm (length of pin)
HALLMARKS: 9ct (denotes 9ct gold).
CONDITION: Good antique condition
DATE: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
PRODUCT CODE: ST623
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