Product DescriptionRococo detail frames this bright and cheerful bird. Adapted from an openwork carving on an antique table in Colonial Williamsburg's collections, this pin has charm to spare. Sterling silver, subtly antiqued to bring out the bird's details. 1 1/2"H x 2"W
Based on Carved Decorative Element of a China Table
Design originally made by Anthony Hays Cabinetmaking Shop circa 1770
Made in USA
InspirationThis bird design is based on a decorative element carved on the apron of a china table in the collections of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The table was made in Williamsburg around 1770 for the Byrd and Lewis families of Tidewater Virginia. The delicate entwining c-scrolls and lighthearted whimsy of the design are typical of the rococo style, which dominated English and European decorative arts from the 1750s to the 1770s.
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This was the first piece of Colonial Williamsburg silver jewelry that I bought 10 years ago and continues to be my favorite. Every time I wear it, I receive lots of compliments. It is large enough to keep my Colonial gown bodice pinned together, but light enough to pin a kerchief or fischu without the weight dragging it down. It looks lovely on a sweater or shawl, as well. Why did I buy another one? Sadly, I lost the first brooch, so this is a replacement. Still my favorite!