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Victorian Mother of Pearl Lucky Pig Necklace


“Schwein haben” literally translates from the German as “to have a pig” but actually means “good luck”. Since the Middle Ages, pigs have been associated with good fortune. Some sources suggest that pigs were a symbol of wealth and prosperity as swine farmers always had plenty of food. This Edwardian lucky pig charm is carved from nacre and silver fittings and hangs on a new 14k gold chain.


  • Materials

    mother of pearl, silver findings, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1900

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    3/4" length including the bale, 7/8" from nose to tail, 18" chain

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