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Carved Horn Swallow Brooch

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This is part of a collection of Art Nouveau horn jewellery that I purchased. It is well carved and a good subject.
A swallow is the “first sign that land is near”. To a sailor the swallow means a “safe return home”. Swallows are known to travel far distances out to sea during migration and would rest on boats close to shore which gave early mariners the first sign that land was indeed close by. The horizon is 12 miles from a boater’s standpoint in the ocean (more if higher up) and swallows fly further then 12 miles out. The swallow is also known as a sparrow and was worn by the famous pirate “Jack Sparrows”.

Written by Olly Gerrish
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Date & OriginArt Nouveau (1890-1915), French
ConditionGood
ProvenanceFrench

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