Antique Victorian 9ct Yellow Gold ‘Swallow’ Seed Pearl Turquoise Bird brooch by William Dunkling

Collections: Sold Archive

Delightful late Victorian natural seed pearl and turquoise Swallow brooch modelled in 9ct yellow gold and hallmarked for William Dunkling circa 1895.

Set with eight natural seed / half pearls and one solitaire turquoise for the eye.

‘Swallow jewellery is steeped in symbolism.  Mating for life, these pieces of jewellery were often given to young couples or exchanged between them on their wedding day’.

Petite in size measuring 2.5cm x 1.5cm this exquisitely made pin looks wonderful on a crisp white shirt or even as a scarf accompaniment.

History of Dunklings

“Dunklings is one of the better known retail jewellery of Melbourne.  The business began trading in 1893 as Dunkling and Silberman at 471 Elizabeth Street”.

Seed Pearl

1.59 Grams

2.5cm x 1.8cm

W9D For William Dunkling

Excellent antique condition.  Brooch pin works perfectly, very tight and secure. All pearls are original.  Gold is in lovely condition, nice and bright, no damage.

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