Dates to the Victorian era, circa 1890.
Crafted in 9CT light rose gold. Not hallmarked, but carefully acid tested.
Beautiful bird motif, likely a swallow. The bird is alighting onto a curved bar, which represents foliage, and is finished with tiny flowers (forget-me-nots?) and buds (cannonball appliques) upon a vine. Set with tiny turquoise cabochons - those in the center of the flowers being faux, and those on the bird's wings appearing to be genuine. Finished with a tiny faux ruby eye as well. Definitely a love token from an era long, long ago!
The brooch measures 1.93" from end to end, with a maximum width of 0.46" from top to bottom. This piece weighs 3.4 grams.
Condition is very good, with no repairs, but I did note nicks to one of the turquoise 'stones' and to the bird's eye with my 10X loupe.