Antique Victorian Sterling

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Swallow Bird Flower Bangle Bracelet

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Swallow Bird Flower Bangle Bracelet
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Swallow Bird Flower Bangle Bracelet
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Swallow Bird Flower Bangle Bracelet
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Swallow Bird Flower Bangle Bracelet
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Swallow Bird Flower Bangle Bracelet
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Swallow Bird Flower Bangle Bracelet
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Swallow Bird Flower Bangle Bracelet
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Swallow Bird Flower Bangle Bracelet
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Swallow Bird Flower Bangle Bracelet
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Swallow Bird Flower Bangle Bracelet
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Swallow Bird Flower Bangle Bracelet
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Swallow Bird Flower Bangle Bracelet

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Swallow Bird Flower Bangle Bracelet
Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear. No dents or imperfections to the shape. Clasp is secure and original, small solder repair to the safety chain loop (see photo). Mark See photo (French silver and maker marks). Material Tests for sterling silver. Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history. Made in France, this bangle has a hand etched design of flowers and a flying swallow bird. During the Victorian era, swallows were a symbol for enduring love and loyalty since they mate for life.

Distinct oval shape wraps firmly around your wrist keeping the design side upright. Excellent condition showcases the design detail and quality of construction. Symbolism in antique and vintage jewelry is common, yet it can be hard to spot if you dont know what youre looking for. Often, specific natural gemstones, flowers, birds, and motifs like stars and anchors were imbued with meanings that have fallen out of present-day societys collective memory. To appreciate the power of symbols in antique jewelry is to imagine what it would have been like to wear the piece and step back into history.

A young Queen Victoria assumed her role in 1837 and her taste in jewelry quickly became culturally influential, within England and beyond. Her relationship to jewelry was enmeshed with her husband, Prince Albert, who gifted the Queen for their engagement, a snake ring, embedded with an emerald (her birthstone) in its head.

Continuing from the Georgian era and intensified by Queen Victoria. Taste, sentimental and figural jewelry was a major trend throughout the Victorian era. When certain ideas and words were deemed too forward or improper to be spoken, jewelry and symbolic meaning was used to communicate what was left unsaid. _gsrx_vers_1292 GS 8.3.6 (1292). The item "Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Swallow Bird Flower Bangle Bracelet" is in sale since Saturday, May 29, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Bracelets & Charms". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California.

This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Era: Victorian
  • Clasp Type: Bangle Bracelet
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Antique: Yes
  • Type: Bracelet
  • Jewelry Department: Fashion


Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Swallow Bird Flower Bangle Bracelet