Wheel Bead with Bird Bottle Dangle Modular Charm
Bead featuring script "Colonial Williamsburg" message Dangle features a bird bottle Sterling silver and brown enamel Polish with a soft non-abrasive dry cloth WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
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Mix and match your favorite memories from your Colonial Williamsburg visit with our modular bead collection. This sterling silver bead is encircled with the words "Colonial Williamsburg" in script lettering and features a dangling bird bottle. Charms were used in the 18th century, and this modern version celebrates a Williamsburg icon. This bead is ideal for your favorite necklace or charm bracelet. Beads also make a special gift and keepsake for friends and family.
These unusual birdhouses were apparently quite popular in 18th-century Williamsburg. Fragments have been unearthed throughout the area, and a 1746 inventory and 1752 advertisement provide further evidence. Though it's tempting to attribute their use to an enthusiasm for bird watching, bird bottles served a more practical purpose: nesting birds made ideal insect control around homes, kitchens, and stables.