This most unusual pin dates from the 1870's. The center portion is gold-tone, an incised and cut out scene of a bird flying over a marsh. The outer portion is silver metal with a geometric design. It is not marked, but tests as 800 silver. It is 1 1/2" across.The pin is a simple C-clasp, in good working order.
The flying bird was a Victorian symbol of the soul released through death. It was a common motif on mourning jewelry, tombstones and monuments to loved ones. The design shows elements of the early arts and crafts movement of the mid to late 19th century.
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Item ID: J-1046
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