Early 20th Century Pearl and Diamond Swallow Brooch
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Description: - An early 20th century swallow brooch. The brooch is in the form of a swallow, with realistically engraved feathers, green enamel decoration, wings and eye set with rose-cut diamonds, and holding a small pearl in its beak. During the 19th and early part of the 20th century the swallow symbolised ‘faithfulness’ and was given as a gift between lovers.
As was common for the period the brooch is unhallmarked, and has been tested and confirmed to be 18 carat gold fineness.
Period: - Circa 1900s.
Engraving: - None.
Measurement: - 4.15cm (length between wings) x 3.9cm (beak to tail feathers) x 1.2cm (depth).
Weight: - 16.3 grams.
Condition: - The pin, and clasp both work well with a firm closure. The diamonds; and single pearl are in good condition. Gemstone treatment is unknown. The pearl has been untested for origin.
Item No: - 1889_ww1.
Customs and import taxes: - Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.