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Antique Edwardian 9K Yellow Gold Blue Paste and Pearl Swallow Wishbone Brooch

About the Item

An antique blue paste, pearl, and yellow gold brooch, set with a round cut blue paste, and ten seed pearls, set in 9 karat yellow gold, with a silver pin. The brooch is adorned with a vibrant blue round cut paste stone, held within an elegant bezel setting. A pearl set swallow swoops across the brooch, with a pearl set foliate motif swishing from the tail. The pearls are pale, shimmering, and well-matched with one another. The swallow is set upon a gold wishbone, a well-known symbol of good luck, along with the swallow, which is a symbol of faithfulness. Swallow jewellery was often presented to a loved one as they set out on a journey or gifted by the person leaving to their loved ones left behind, as a reminder of the love they shared and their promise to return safely home. The brooch is fitted with a silver pin, and gold C-shaped catch. The brooch is in good condition. Wear and tear acquiescent with age. The brooch measures 21.8mm high, and 31.8mm wide. The brooch measures 3.6mm deep, excluding pin and fittings. Paste size, estimated: 2.5mm Pearl size each, estimated: 1mm - 2mm Gross weight: 2.05g Hallmarks: ‘9.375’ (9 karat gold), shield for Chester assay office, date letter ‘K’ for 1910, makers mark “T&G”, pin tests as silver
  • Metal:
    9k Gold,Yellow Gold,Silver
  • Stone:
    Pearl
  • Stone Cut:
    Round Cut
  • Weight:
    2 g
  • Style:
    Edwardian
  • Period:
    1910-1919
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1910
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Staines-Upon-Thames, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: REF11521stDibs: LU4056223040392
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