Art Nouveau 18k gold French necklace with swallows couple, symbols of love and fidelity. France, circa 1900.
Art Nouveau swallows necklace in yellow gold 18 karats. This necklace is composed of two swallows holding each, by a chain, a couple of swallow. The birds are finely chiselled, they seem to twirl. Each swallow holds a natural pearl in a tassel. It closes with a classic round clasp. Antique necklace from the Art Nouveau period, circa 1900, France.
Eagle head hallmark, goldsmith’s hallmark illegible
Length : 39,5 cm
Height of the central motif: 2.2 cm
Width: 3,3 cm
Condition: scratches from use
Weight : 5.23 gr
Did you know? the swallow is a lucky charm and also a symbol of fidelity because this bird lives in couple all its life. It is a symbol which one finds much at the beginning of the 20th century whereas the expression of feelings using symbols is fashionable in the world of jewelry. All these jewels said “sentimental” will disappear with the arrival of the First World War.