Bronze wren on perch £45 our ref 98625
Bronze owls £140 our ref 96407
Silver enamel duck brooch £110 & pheasant brooch £85 our ref 94076 & 98306
Silver & rose gold plated parakeet necklace £65 our ref 100932
I have a little wren that often visits my garden and hops amongst the flower pots and Richard Cooper has captured this miniature of birds beautifully in bronze.
Who doesn’t love an owl? These limited edition pair of little owls look like they are enjoying a having a mutual preen! Owls have long been associated as a symbol of wisdom with their Latin name “Athene” symbolizing their association with the Greek goddess of wisdom Athena
Birds were a particularly important motif throughout the Georgian and Victorian period for it was an age of sentiment where jewellery was given as a token of friendship and love. Swallows, owls, peacocks and doves were all popular, each piece encoded with its own personal meaning and message.
Silver hummingbird & heart necklace £52 & drop earrings £38 our ref 99878 & 99246
Silver enamel humming bird pendant on chain £59 & earrings £45 our ref 101695-6 & 101694
Gold bar brooch with two little mother of pearl ducks
Victorian gold novelty wildlife pheasant bar brooch
The Victorians also loved the tiny whirring humming bird when this exotic creature was discovered in South America and associated this as a symbol of progress. The humming bird is so jewel like so it is no wonder they are an inspiration to jewellery designers.
Bar brooches appeared in the 1890’s and ‘novelty wildlife’ brooches became very popular. This gold bar brooch has two little mother of pearl ducks was given to me by father and has always intrigued me. I have no history of the piece but it is dated as 1875 and I would like to think the former owner enjoyed wearing it as much as I do.
The little birds in my garden often sit on the fence in a neat row and this English designer must have taken inspiration too and designed this ‘Bird on a wire’ pendant and earring set.
Silver birds on wire pendant £39 & earring £29 our ref 101699-700 &101686
Sterling silver marcasite bird brooch £85 our ref 99576
Sterling silver & 9ct gold three birds earrings £65 our ref 101675-6
Silver & 9ct gold 3 little birds pendant £115 our ref 101673-4
From the latest ’Three Little Birds’ collection from Linda Macdonald who is also inspired by nature with her garden birds. This circular pendant is rather like an open wire nest with three little gold hearts and a little bird to the front. But what I did discover if you turn the pendant over, there are two polished silver birds and so you could wear this either way round – creative thinking!
In the early 20th century, the art of the silversmith was revitalized by the Danish firm Georg Jensen. This vintage 1930’s bird brooch is a wonderful example Jensen’s work showing his ability to look at nature and understand it.
The ancient art of origami of the Japanese skill of folding paper has been created in silver by wildlife artist Sophie Mackrell. This eye catching miniature wren is such a lovely piece with the light catching the folds of metal.