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Victorian Swallow with Pearl Branch Necklace

The migration of the swallow is one of the early signs of spring in the northern hemisphere. The lore surrounding the return of this seasonal bird centers around love, luck, and abundance. This Victorian gold swallow with a beautifully textured body and engraved feathers holds a pearl-set flower in its beak.


  • Materials

    15k gold (marked), seed pearls, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1890

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1" length including the bale, 1 3/8" wingspan, 18" chain

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