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Robbins' Roost Antiques


Barbara Robbins, Nashville TN   

Arts and Crafts Pendant, Butterfly wings, Silver,, CA 1900Arts and Crafts Pendant, Butterfly wings, Silver,, CA 1900Arts and Crafts Pendant, Butterfly wings, Silver,, CA 1900Arts and Crafts Pendant, Butterfly wings, Silver,, CA 1900Arts and Crafts Pendant, Butterfly wings, Silver,, CA 1900

This is another item I got on my last trip to England unlike anything I'd seen before. I know Victorians were fascinated with the natural world, and they had stuffed birds under glass, jewelry made to look like spiders, birds, etc, and things made, I thing, with hummingbird wings, or whatever, but this is a pendant (sterling silver) with three "lockets" with curved glass, holding parts of butterfly wings. The bottom drop holds a cabochon turquoise. This is from the Arts and Crafts period, circa 1900. It could use a cleaning with a silver polishing cloth (I would not immerse it), but I have left it alone, largely, though I did take the cloth to clean the back a little, where it had some darkened spots, though it could stand more. Some folks don't like items like this cleaned up, but I prefer the silver brighter, especially the chain. I am happy to include a silver cleaning cloth with the purchase. They are very easy to use, and they would brighten the chain considerably. This necklace altogether is 18 and 1/2 inches long The larger locket in the center, along with the filigreed silver, measures almost 3/4 of an inch East to West, and about the same North to South. This is a unique piece, over 100 years old, which is in very good condition. It weighs 7.2 grams.

Item ID: 8190


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver and Blue, Size: 18 and 1/2 inches long

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Arts and Crafts Pendant, Butterfly wings, Silver,, CA 1900

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Robbins' Roost Antiques


Barbara Robbins
Nashville
TN
  

Antique English smalls of quality

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