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Old 04-14-2018, 11:04 PM
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Default Odd bird-looking thing...19th century?

Hello, new here. I did not dig this...but I bought it from someone who digs just because I loved the design and I may use it in a "found" art project. I know it came from somewhere in TN that had a big antebellum house on it and turned up a lot of CW stuff. Possibly CW era...but what on earth is it? There is some silver gilt remaining but nothing on the back that looks like a pin or fastener or anything. Id love to get some opinions on what it is. Thank you!
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:09 AM
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It looks like it might have had a pin backing at some time.

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Old 04-15-2018, 11:43 AM
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Most likely a brooch.
It may have even been stitched onto the clothing.
Think "Ugly Christmas sweater"

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Old 04-15-2018, 12:30 PM
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I love that idea! I kinda want this to be ugly Christmas sweater material now...I can see two of these flanking a giant Santa so large it could double as a toilet seat cover...

I had someone tell me it looks Victorian (and it sure is heavy), but with these stylized things it's just so hard to tell. All I know is that it's going to make some great found art...or I'll stitch it to a sweater in December!
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:14 PM
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I was thinking a Victorian sewing bird

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Old 04-17-2018, 12:32 AM
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I've never heard of a sewing bird, so I googled it - that's fascinating. I thought they were more three-dimensional than this one, but maybe it's missing the other half or the clamp part or something, if that's indeed what it is.
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:21 AM
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Looks like a Victorian bird brooch...here's a silver one I found on the beach last year Your bird I think is a little newer, 1930's or so...

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Old 04-17-2018, 02:18 PM
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I can't see the Victorian bird brooch you found. Am I missing something in my settings (I'm new!), or did it not post? Thanks!
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