A truly gorgeous, late Victorian sterling silver brooch, of very fine workmanship, c1890.
Open set with a raised swallow in flight, the bird being enamelled in two shades of blue; with further embellishment in the form of an applique silver leaf and two blue paste stones. The outer silver frame has a repeated bead design.
The swallow was used in Victorian jewellery as a symbol to 'come home safe and well'; this brooch would have been worn by someone separated from a loved one.
Stamped STERLING SILVER WBs.
Ball hinge, pin and 'c' catch to fasten.
Measurements: 1.25" in diameter.
In good antique condition; minor wear to enamel commensurate with age.
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A rare and very collectable piece of Victorian sentimental jewellery.
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