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Mother of Pearl Jewelry24 of 43Whiting and Davis Mother of Pear Bracelet - very intricateMother of Pearl brooch by Exquisite
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    Posted 5 years ago

    Katerino
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    Tiny birds created using real feathers. Shown with five pence piece for scale. Vary from 10 to 15mm long.
    Were these created for use in jewellery or as miniatures in their own right?
    What sort of age are they and what value would they have?

    These are tiny!
    We had them given to us for a jumble sale at our small village school. We would like to find more out about them with a view to selling to raise money for school funds.

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    Comments

    1. lentilka11, 5 years ago
      Where do you have them from? Very interesting.
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Can't tell you a thing from that single photo. Need to see the brooches close up and also from the back. You can edit your post and add four clear photos.
    3. Katerino, 5 years ago
      I have loaded more photos but it is tricky to get a good image as they are so tiny.
      Have added a little more info too.
    4. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      They are fantastic!
      Intended to be mounted under a crystal cab, as stick pins or earrings. They can be Victorian or early 20th century.
      I have several buttons mounted in 14k gold, will post them soon.
      Welcome to CW :-)
    5. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      Very nice and very graceful. There are fine jewelry making, such as rings, pendants, earrings etc. This technique of using real bird feathers behind glass is also used for other beautiful accessories. See my silver vanity case (http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/166824-art-deco-sterling-silver-compact-peacock probably beginning 19th century
    6. Katerino, 5 years ago
      thank you for all the comments.
      It is really useful to have additional information.
      I intend to list them on ebay to raise funds for our school.
    7. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Here is one listed:
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/14K-Gold-Antique-Victorian-Birds-Made-w-Real-Feathers-Curio-Bubble-Frame-Pendan-/112345500366?hash=item1a28504ace

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