Victorian Swallow in Flight Pendant with Gold Nuggets, Platinum, & Agate in 14k Gold
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A sweet Victorian era pendant, modeled in 14k gold, with applied, natural gold nuggets, fine, multi-color, gold and platinum details, and an agate drop. The pendant’s central element is a swallow in flight. This bird is made with elegant lines, a sweet face, and he bears ribbons for nest-building. Our charming, feathered friend hovers inside a curling, diamond-shaped, arts and crafts style frame, which is covered in natural, gold placer nuggets. A long, tear-shaped, Montana agate drops from a hook on the pendant’s reverse. The top of this pendant is equipped with a large no-roll bail. We especially love the many textures at work here— the hammered surface of the bird and his ribbons, the texture of the gold nuggets, the smooth, glassy quality of the agate— and the way the bird’s striped surface is echoed by the striped agate. These figural pieces, and their enduring symbolic gestures, really pull at the heartstrings.
Natural gold nuggets
c. 1890 - 1900
Total drop is approx 2 3/4"; width is approx 1 1/2" at the widest point; agate drop measures approx 1 1/2".
This was originally a watch pin. We have carefully removed the hinge and pin fittings.