Flying Swallow Bird Sterling Silver Brooch Pin Antique English Victorian 1886.

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'To safely return home' & faithfulness, just 2 of the meanings of the swallow bird in jewellery, this is a fantastic flying swallow in sterling silver brooch pin dating from the Victorian period with English hallmarks. The meaning of 'to safely return home' comes from the legend that the swallow would lead ships home when they were getting closer to land and prevented them from being lost.
The hallmark can be found to the rear, this is where you see an anchor for the Birmingham assay office along with the date letter for the year 1886. The body of the bird is hollow, for this reason there are 2 small air hole a product of the manufacture. Good secure clasp & pin.
Size 3.4 x 2.9 cm or 1.3 x 1.1 inches.
Weight 2.2 grams or 1.4 penny weight.