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Circa 1900 Sterling Silver Flying Swallow Bird Earrings
This is a lovely pair of marked sterling silver screw back earrings depicting flying swallow birds. In Victorian times the swallow had a meaning of faithfully returning home. Supposedly the swallow was one of the first birds to land on deck when a ship was close to land. This bird was a popular motif for jewelry, as well as a favorite tattoo for sailors. These earrings are marked sterling on the tops of the screw backs.
The earrings have a combined weight of 5.1 gr. The birds measure .875" from wing tip to wing tip, and .75" from beak tip to end of tail feathers.
Condition is good.
These are a sweetly sentimental pair of nice old sterling earrings. The birds are well modeled, with out stretched wings, feather details and turned heads.
Offers considered, except on Red Tag sale items and on items with final reductions.
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: silver, Size: no size
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