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Late VictorianGold Bird and Pearl EggNecklace


This beautifully detailed late Victorian bird in flight was originally a stickpin or brooch and was converted into a necklace at some point in the recent past. At its feet is a pearl, presumably representing an egg though as far as I know, no species of bird lays eggs whilst flying. An aesthetic choice rather than a practical one on the part of the jeweler. Hangs from a 15.5" chain.


  • Materials

    14k gold, pearl.

  • Size

    c. 1900

  • Condition

    Very good - was converted from a brooch or pin into a necklace.

  • Size

    1 1/8" wingspan, 5/8" from top to bottom, 15.5" chain.