Dainty engraved gold bird hoop earring C. 1890's.
Birds is one of the most popular and romantic design motifs of Victorian era.
More often they were swallows, which are birds that are known to "mate for life"
and became symbols for "home and heart" since they always return home to their nest.
The earrings designed as a bird with spread wings
sitting in wreath of flowers and leaves.
The bird and the wreath are wrought from engraved yellow gold.
The eye of the bird is made of coral glass bead
and the wings are embellished with turquoise glass beads.
The bird and the wreath are mounted on rose gold hoop.
The clasp is of the latch hook type.
There is no hallmark on the earrings, tested 14K gold.
Total weight is 6.9 grams.
Excellent antique condition.
Antique Victorian 14K Gold Carved Bird Hoop Earrings