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Antique Victorian Sterling Pin British Aesthetic Ivy Swallow Bird Flowers Engraved Hallmarked

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This is such a pretty little antique sterling silver pin or brooch dating to the last quarter of the 1800’s. It is Victorian, made during the Aesthetic Movement when nature was celebrated and explored. It has a trio of ivy leaves, a swallow set among flowers and leaves, and detailed engraving giving the piece a subtle texture. Each of the applied details has two colors of gold plating (rose and yellow) which provides contrast in the scene.

There is, no doubt, plating on top of sterling silver as it is hallmarked for sterling silver, Birmingham, a date mark (unclear), and the maker Sydenham Brothers (“S BROS”). Some of the gold plating is a bit worn which is a testimony to its 100+ years since being made. The pin is in good antique condition with some of the hollow ball ornaments distorted or bent (not distracting overall), and an old solder repair to the clasp. All is in working order, though it could use a light cleaning (I will attempt removal of the polish residue between the ivy leaves magnified by my pictures), but do take care not to touch the gold plated areas. Ivy symbolizes fidelity, wedded love, or friendship. This antique Victorian sterling silver pin could be given as a love token to your sweetheart!

SIZE: 1-7/8”W x 5/8”H

This will come to you in a tarnish proof pouch, gift boxed with a ribbon, and ready for presentation.

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Antique Victorian Sterling Pin British Aesthetic Ivy Swallow Bird Flowers Engraved Hallmarked


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: sterling silver, gold plating
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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