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    Posted 3 years ago

    flashlarue
    (220 items)

    I have had this chain for a number of years and know nothing about it other than it is Sterling silver. I think the birdlike object is meant to be a dove so maybe it is a 1960's hippy peace necklace. Does anyone know?

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Looks like a Dove too me. Could be a Stylised Religious Dove -Peace - Christian ?? Just throwing that out there
    2. lugnuts lugnuts, 3 years ago
      I'm a silversmith and make things all the time that really have no meaning. Artist are weirdos.
    3. flashlarue flashlarue, 3 years ago
      Another thought I had was this could be a
      psychedelic mushroom/dove combining the two into one. Peace, love, drugs, antiwar 1960's
    4. junkcollector junkcollector, 3 years ago
      The dove represents the Holy Spirit in Christian denominations. The Christian dove is commonly displayed pointing down, sometimes surrounded by a flame going up. I would guess that this is related to that, but it could be a secular symbol of peace or, as flashlarue states, it could be "just a bird" (or symbol with personal meaning to the artist). I can't read the mark in the image, but certainly that would give you a clue.
    5. junkcollector junkcollector, 3 years ago
      Sorry, I bet that stamp just says sterling, so I'd do more research on mid-century Christian jewelry in an attempt to find a match.
    6. flashlarue flashlarue, 3 years ago
      Of course the descending dove the sign of Christ's baptism. I don't know why I didn't think of that. Being that it could date back to when Sterling was starting to be used to mark 0.925 silver.

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