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Victorian Bird Jewelry



Morning Glory Collects…


vintage
jewelry we enjoy buying, wearing and sharing



Victorian
Bird Motif
Jewelry





VICTORIAN silver hinged bangle, ovals with alternating birds and floral
designs, "PM to LM" initials inside, 6-1/3" by 1-1/3". See Davidov &
Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 24.
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View #V31286
VICTORIAN silver hinged bangle with safety chain, Aesthetic with birds
and fan design, engraved "JM" on reverse, marked "5" inside,
6-5/8" by 1". View
View #V31287
VICTORIAN silver hinged bangle, etched birds in flight design with
scalloped edges, marked "&" inside, 6-1/2" by 1-1/4". See Davidov & Dawes
"Victorian Jewelry" page 24.
View #V31283




VICTORIAN pinchbeck round pin with bird design, 1-1/8". View
#V29127

VICTORIAN
18k yellow gold mosaic dove
ring, 3/4" front, size 7.
View #V27582

VICTORIAN gold filled hallmarked bird and leaves bar brooch, 1-3/4".
View #V28858




VICTORIAN silver round pierced and etched bird design brooch with beaded edge,
1-3/4". View #V29130

VICTORIAN silver brooches can
look terrific worn in groups.

VICTORIAN sterling silver hallmarked 1894 bird brooch with floral and leaf
design, 1-7/8". Similar Aesthetic pins can be seen on page 53 of
"Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker. View
View #V29132




VICTORIAN sterling
with yellow- and rose-gold gilt leaves surrounding a 3-dimensional bird, ivy, leaves and
flowers on horseshoe brooch, hallmarked and "AJ", 1-1/3". Similar
Aesthetic pins can be seen on page 53 of "Antique & Twentieth Century
Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker.
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#V28799
VICTORIAN silver tone fan brooch with etched bird and
leaves design, 1-1/2". Similar Aesthetic pins can be seen on
page 53 of "Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker.
View #V28798
VICTORIAN sterling bird bar brooch hallmarked Chester 1892,
1-7/8". View #V28800




VICTORIAN sterling
silver hinged bangle, etched Aesthetic design of bird, sunshine and leaves,
6-7/8" by 1", 1.27 oz. View
View #V31505
VICTORIAN sterling
silver hinged bangle, etched Aesthetic bird and bamboo design, hallmarked "H.W.
sterling silver band", with safety chain, 6-3/4" by 3/4", .65 oz.
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View #V31499
VICTORIAN silver hinged
bracelet with etched birds and foliate design and raised dental edge on
front, 7" by 3/4". View #V31567




VICTORIAN silver locket with etched bird, bamboo, flowers, geometrics
and leaves Aesthetic design, fittings but no covers inside, 1-7/8" by
1-5/8" locket with 5/8" loop on a 29" chain silver.
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View #V32207

VICTORIAN sterling silver Aesthetic style birds, butterflies, leaves
and geometrics engraved bangle, hallmarked "J.A." Birmingham 1882,
slight dings on back, 6-7/8" by 1-1/8".
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View #V32213

VICTORIAN gilt locket with Aesthetic bird motif,
and dental edges fittings for photos inside, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4" with 1/2"
loop. View
View #V32312




VICTORIAN sterling
(tested) silver 1-5/8" with 1/2" locket with etched bird design and 16" by
1/4" chain collar.
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View #V31542
VICTORIAN English sterling silver 1-7/8" by 1-1/2" locket, hallmarked
on back "GF" Birmingham 1880, etched bird, foliate and geometric design rim
for one photo inside, on silver 16" chain with no hallmarks.
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View #V31292
VICTORIAN silver locket and chain, locket has an etched flower bouquet
design on one side and a tropical bird on the other, 1-7/8" by 1-1/2, chain
is 15" by 7-16".
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View #V29881




VICTORIAN sterling
Niello Aesthetic fan shaped aide memoire with etched birds and bamboo
design, 3" by 1-3/4" fan and 2" pencil.
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View #V31962
VICTORIAN Aesthetic silver oval etched bird in flight pin with dental
and beaded edge, extended pin stem, 1-5/8" by 1-1/3".
View #V30083
VICTORIAN lady wearing
a bird brooch at her collar.




VICTORIAN sterling
silver bird, heart, flowers and leaves pin, hallmarked circa 1890, 1-5/8".
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View #V27908

VICTORIAN sterling (tested) silver bird locket, locket 1-1/2, total
2-1/2".
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View #V28864

VICTORIAN jet pin with
silvery painted birds and nest, 1-3/4".
View #V27647




VICTORIAN silver bangle with
storks and grasses engraved design on the front, 6-1/8" by 3/4". This
bangles has no damage, even though the reflections may make it look like it
does.
View #V28253

S.F. Myers & Co. Jewelry Catalogue, circa 1878
Solid 14k gold band bangle bracelets, engraved, enameled and engraved. Bird,
flower, scrolls and leaves designs.


VICTORIAN
HW sterling etched bangle with bird motif, engraved "WLM to LC
1883", 6-1/2" by 1". See bird theme Victorian bangle on page 35 of Davidov &
Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".
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View #V24971




VICTORIAN sterling Chester
"JS" hallmarked hinged bangle, gold overlay
birds and leaves front, safety chain, 7" by 1/2".
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View #V29651

S.F. Myers & Co. Jewelry Catalogue, circa 1878
Solid 14k gold band bangle bracelets, engraved, enameled and engraved. Bird,
flower, scrolls and leaves designs.

VICTORIAN
bird motif jewelry.



VICTORIAN
hummingbird head brooch with the feathers rainbow colored
and brown, black glass eyes, and set in gold tone with a tube catch,
1-5/8" by 1-1/3". This is a genuine taxidermy hummingbird head
so it is fragile and may be better as a collectible rather than a piece
that would be worn a lot. Having said that, it has lasted well over 100
years already!

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#V37752




ENGLISH marcasite
pheasant brooch marked "silver" on the back, loop and safety chain, 3-1/2". View #Q33000

VICTORIAN silver hinged bangle with overlaid yellow and rose gold
storks and etched fronds, old repair at hinge, 6-2/3" by 1".
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View #V31593

SILVER and marcasite swallow bird
brooch with red rhinestone eyes, marked "silver", 3-1/8".
View #N32925




VICTORIAN silver locket with bird and collar, locket 1-3/4" by 1-1/3",
loop 1/2" and chain 16-1/2".
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View #V33127
VICTORIAN silver round brooch with engraved bird motif, 1-3/8″,
slight dents in front, marked “standard silver”, circa 1880. View
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#V24972
VICTORIAN silver locket with etched bird design, large size at 2-1/8"
by 1-5/8" locket and 1/2" loop.
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View #V33128




VICTORIAN sterling silver
etched bird design drop earrings with beaded edge, hallmarked Birmingham
1880, maker’s mark "GFW", 1" total length.
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#V32922

VICTORIAN bird and
leaves design gold filled locket with tiny seed pearls, 1-1/3" by 1-1/8".
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View #V29839

VICTORIAN etched swallow design
silver earrings, 1" earrings, total length 1-1/4".
View #V32613




VICTORIAN
vulcanite hand holding bird pin, 2".
View #V26449

VICTORIAN A&L Ltd Victorian sterling silver 1-1/4" brooch and 7/8" earrings,
hallmarked Birmingham 1887, bird and faux cut steel flowers central design
with stars border, open covered back for hair or photo.
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View #V31205

VICTORIAN
vulcanite
bird pin, 1-7/8″. I suspect this is a robin, symbol of death and
resurrection, along with the symbol of infinity behind it. View #V26086






VICTORIAN vulcanite bird
and scrolls locket with charming baby photo inside, 1-3/4".
View #V27374

VICTORIAN pressed horn pin
with bird and leaves design, 1-5/8″.
View #V27242

VICTORIAN vulcanite
three-dimensional mother bird feeding nested babies locket, 1-3/4".
View #V27375





VICTORIAN
oval horn bird brooch, very three dimensional, 2-1/8".
View #V26280

VICTORIAN vulcanite bird
brooch registry mark stamped on pin back "Rd No 15623" circa
1884, 2-1/2" .
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#V31773

VICTORIAN vulcanite bird brooch,
very three-dimensional, 2-1/3".
View #V29816




14k SEED PEARL
three-bird bar pin from the early 1900’s.
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#Q12787

NOAH’S DOVE
like the one that flew from the ark to search for land, signifying good
tidings, a tiny bird pin circa 1900. This tiny
turn-of-the-century treasure is a sentimental favorite for me, as it was
in the very first box lot of jewelry I bought when I was 12 years old.
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#Q4458

EDWARDIAN
yellow gold and diamond bird bar pin, circa 1900, 2".
View #Q27559




PEACOCK buckle marked "Empire"
with peacock eye and blue rhinestones, peacock motif, circa 1900, 2-1/2" by 2"
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View #X32747


VICTORIAN
12k and turquoise bird-motif pierced earrings, 3/4" w/dangle.
These are called "French" and "Mexican" in two different jewelry books!
View #V24822


MEXICAN
12k yellow gold and turquoise birds motif necklace and earrings,
Mexican made. Similar pieces can be seen in Davis & Pack "Mexican Jewelry" page 137.
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View #VWinw



SILVEROID 0 and 6 size and coin silver 0 and 6 size watch cases.

Benjamin Allen 1899 Catalogue

ELGIN yellow gold
1-1/3" pocket watch with engraved bird and flowers design, circa 1900.
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In the Victorian era, calling cards were used by
every lady and gentleman of means. While the custom began in Europe, it
spread to England and America quickly, and the intricate courtesies of
how and when to leave cards was a facet of Victorian social life and
etiquette. Everything about a card carried a meaning, from it’s design
and motifs to a turned-down corner or black border.

Cards could be colorful or plain, with lovely calligraphy or printing.
Some cards had the name hidden in the design or behind a colorful
decorative front card, and many had symbolism in the flowers and birds
used..


"Life bear for you it’s sweetest flowers"
The rose and dove symbolize peace and love.

Victorian Calling Cards

"With my compliments"
Hidden name card.

REFERENCES:


S.F. Myers & Co. Jewelry Catalogue, circa 1878

Benjamin Allen 1899 Catalogue

Bird
Symbols