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Kathy Turner, Arlington VA   

Antique Bird Cameo Brooch of Carved ShellAntique Bird Cameo Brooch of Carved ShellAntique Bird Cameo Brooch of Carved ShellAntique Bird Cameo Brooch of Carved ShellAntique Bird Cameo Brooch of Carved ShellAntique Bird Cameo Brooch of Carved Shell

This is a fine antique Victorian period carved shell cameo brooch depicting a bird with outstretched wings flying from a tree branch. The carving is skillful and realistically portrays the swallow bird and the tree branch with leaves. The cameo is housed within a nice antique gilded brooch setting with curlicues around the border. The back has an old fashioned T hinged pin stem and C clasp. There are no marks on the setting. The metal does not test positive for either gold or silver, and is a gilded brass or Pinchbeck metal.

Condition is good. The brooch measures 1.75" x 1.5".

This is a very translucent cameo. The subject matter is uncommon. Swallows mate for life so during Victorian times swallows were used to symbolize faithful love. It is a fine and unusual antique cameo.

Item ID: 062016Jbc


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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: White / Tan / Gold, Size: Free size

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Antique Bird Cameo Brooch of Carved Shell

$119 USD SOLD

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Kathy Turner
Arlington
VA
  

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