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Edwardian Large 15ct Gold Swallows Brooch

443F
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A beautiful large 15ct gold brooch containing five swallows from large to small along the main bar. In Classical Chinese paintings the swallow represented happiness and the arrival of Spring, and was often depicted as part of the flowering peach branch. The bird is daring, risk-seeking and a symbol of change for good in the future.

Written by Olly Gerrish

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Date & Origin

Condition

Very good, some slight discolouration to the pearls

Provenance

English

Materials

Gold RubySapphire Pearl

Hallmarks

"15" for 15ct gold

Measurements

3½ in / 8.8 cm in length
3 small sapphires, 2 small rubies, natural split pearls

Item Number

443F

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