SOLD Victorian 15ct Gold Swallow Pendant with Ruby Rose
A pretty pendant from the Victorian period, c1880. The swallow is beautifully crafted out of 15ct gold and has magnificent feathers etched into him. The swallow holds a flower in his mouth, which to my mind represents a rose. The flower is a beautiful pink ruby that is an old cut and claw set. The swallow has evidently been adapted from something else, possibly a stick pin, and has a hidden loop behind his tail.
The pendant hangs on a 14kt gold fill chain that measures 18" long and is hallmarked on the clasp.
Materials - 15ct Gold (tested), Ruby, 9ct Gold (hallmarked)
Age - C1880
Size - Swallow measures 15mm long with a wingspan of 21mm
Condition - Good. Where the swallow has been adapted, there are some gold bumps on the back of the body. I believe the gold stem of the flower has been repaired at some point.
Weight - 1.2g excluding chain