Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry
at the

and on the internet since 1996
12815 Central NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87123  USA
Jane Haley Clarke, owner
Copyright 1994-2018 All rights Reserv


Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite, and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, sterling, and accessories.
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All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information on our reference site " Jewel Chat " and gallery " Morning Glory Collects ". 
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made. We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.
We do not offer identification, valuation or appraisal services. 

TO PURCHASE: You are on a reference page of Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry. Many of these items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only, but you are always welcome to ask.
Jewelry that is available TO BUY can be accessed by clicking HERE

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Morning Glory Collects...
vintage jewelry we enjoy buying, wearing and sharing
 Victorian Bird Motif Jewelry


VICTORIAN silver hinged bangle, ovals with alternating birds and floral designs, "PM to LM" initials inside, 6-1/3" by 1-1/3".  See Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 24.   View   View   View   #V31286 VICTORIAN silver hinged bangle with safety chain, Aesthetic with birds and fan design, engraved "JM" on reverse, marked "5" inside, 6-5/8" by 1".  View   View   #V31287 VICTORIAN silver hinged bangle, etched birds in flight design with scalloped edges, marked "&" inside, 6-1/2" by 1-1/4". See Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 24.  View   #V31283


VICTORIAN pinchbeck round pin with bird design, 1-1/8".   View   #V29127

    VICTORIAN 18k yellow gold mosaic dove ring, 3/4" front, size 7.    View    #V27582 

    VICTORIAN gold filled hallmarked bird and leaves bar brooch, 1-3/4".   View   #V28858


VICTORIAN silver round pierced and etched bird design brooch with beaded edge, 1-3/4".    View   #V29130

VICTORIAN silver brooches can look terrific worn in groups.  

    VICTORIAN sterling silver hallmarked 1894 bird brooch with floral and leaf design, 1-7/8".  Similar Aesthetic pins can be seen on page 53 of "Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker.   View   View  #V29132


   VICTORIAN sterling with yellow- and rose-gold gilt leaves surrounding a 3-dimensional bird, ivy, leaves and flowers on horseshoe brooch, hallmarked and "AJ", 1-1/3". Similar Aesthetic pins can be seen on page 53 of "Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker.   View   #V28799      VICTORIAN silver tone fan brooch with etched bird and leaves design, 1-1/2".  Similar Aesthetic pins can be seen on page 53 of "Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker.  View   #V28798   VICTORIAN sterling bird bar brooch hallmarked Chester 1892, 1-7/8".   View   #V28800


VICTORIAN sterling silver hinged bangle, etched Aesthetic design of bird, sunshine and leaves, 6-7/8" by 1", 1.27 oz.   View   View   #V31505 VICTORIAN sterling silver hinged bangle, etched Aesthetic bird and bamboo design, hallmarked "H.W. sterling silver band", with safety chain, 6-3/4" by 3/4", .65 oz.   View   View   #V31499 VICTORIAN silver hinged bracelet with etched birds and foliate design and raised dental edge on front, 7" by 3/4".   View   #V31567


VICTORIAN silver locket with etched bird, bamboo, flowers, geometrics and leaves Aesthetic design, fittings but no covers inside, 1-7/8" by 1-5/8" locket with 5/8" loop on a 29" chain silver.   View   View   View    #V32207

VICTORIAN sterling silver Aesthetic style birds, butterflies, leaves and geometrics engraved bangle, hallmarked "J.A." Birmingham 1882, slight dings on back, 6-7/8" by 1-1/8".   View   View   #V32213

VICTORIAN gilt locket with Aesthetic bird motif, and dental edges fittings for photos inside, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4" with 1/2" loop.  View   View   #V32312


VICTORIAN sterling (tested) silver 1-5/8" with 1/2" locket with etched bird design and 16" by 1/4" chain collar.   View   View   View   View   #V31542 VICTORIAN English sterling silver 1-7/8" by 1-1/2" locket, hallmarked on back "GF" Birmingham 1880, etched bird, foliate and geometric design rim for one photo inside, on silver 16" chain with no hallmarks.   View   View   View   View   #V31292 VICTORIAN silver locket and chain, locket has an etched flower bouquet design on one side and a tropical bird on the other, 1-7/8" by 1-1/2, chain is 15" by 7-16".   View   View   View   View   View   #V29881


VICTORIAN sterling Niello Aesthetic fan shaped aide memoire with etched birds and bamboo design, 3" by 1-3/4" fan and 2" pencil.   View   View   View   View   #V31962 VICTORIAN Aesthetic silver oval etched bird in flight pin with dental and beaded edge, extended pin stem, 1-5/8" by 1-1/3".   View   #V30083 VICTORIAN lady wearing a bird brooch at her collar.


 VICTORIAN sterling silver bird, heart, flowers and leaves pin, hallmarked circa 1890, 1-5/8".   View   View   #V27908   

  VICTORIAN  sterling (tested) silver bird locket, locket 1-1/2, total 2-1/2".     View   View  #V28864  

  VICTORIAN jet pin with silvery painted birds and nest, 1-3/4".    View   #V27647


   VICTORIAN silver bangle with storks and grasses engraved design on the front, 6-1/8" by 3/4". This bangles has no damage, even though the reflections may make it look like it does.  View   #V28253

S.F. Myers & Co. Jewelry Catalogue, circa 1878
Solid 14k gold band bangle bracelets, engraved, enameled and engraved. Bird, flower, scrolls and leaves designs.

VICTORIAN HW sterling etched bangle with bird motif, engraved "WLM to LC 1883", 6-1/2" by 1". See bird theme Victorian bangle on page 35 of Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".   View   View   View   View   #V24971   


VICTORIAN sterling Chester "JS" hallmarked hinged bangle, gold overlay birds and leaves front, safety chain, 7" by 1/2".   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V29651  

 S.F. Myers & Co. Jewelry Catalogue, circa 1878
Solid 14k gold band bangle bracelets, engraved, enameled and engraved. Bird, flower, scrolls and leaves designs.

VICTORIAN bird motif jewelry.





VICTORIAN hummingbird head brooch with the feathers rainbow colored and brown, black glass eyes, and set in gold tone with a tube catch, 1-5/8" by 1-1/3". This is a genuine taxidermy hummingbird head so it is fragile and may be better as a collectible rather than a piece that would be worn a lot. Having said that, it has lasted well over 100 years already!    View   View   #V37752



 ENGLISH marcasite pheasant brooch marked "silver" on the back, loop and safety chain, 3-1/2".   View   #Q33000 VICTORIAN silver hinged bangle with overlaid yellow and rose gold storks and etched fronds, old repair at hinge, 6-2/3" by 1".   View   View   #V31593 SILVER and marcasite swallow bird brooch with red rhinestone eyes, marked "silver", 3-1/8".   View   #N32925  


VICTORIAN silver locket with bird and collar, locket 1-3/4" by 1-1/3", loop 1/2" and chain 16-1/2".   View   View   View   #V33127 VICTORIAN silver round brooch with engraved bird motif, 1-3/8", slight dents in front, marked "standard silver", circa 1880. View View #V24972     VICTORIAN silver locket with etched bird design, large size at 2-1/8" by 1-5/8" locket and 1/2" loop.    View   View   #V33128


VICTORIAN sterling silver etched bird design drop earrings with beaded edge, hallmarked Birmingham 1880, maker's mark "GFW", 1" total length.   View   #V32922

VICTORIAN bird and leaves design gold filled locket with tiny seed pearls, 1-1/3" by 1-1/8".   View   View   #V29839

VICTORIAN etched swallow design silver earrings, 1" earrings, total length 1-1/4".   View   #V32613


VICTORIAN vulcanite hand holding bird pin, 2".   View   #V26449

  VICTORIAN A&L Ltd Victorian sterling silver 1-1/4" brooch and 7/8" earrings, hallmarked Birmingham 1887, bird and faux cut steel flowers central design with stars border, open covered back for hair or photo.  View   View   View   View   View   #V31205

 VICTORIAN vulcanite bird pin, 1-7/8".  I suspect this is a robin, symbol of death and resurrection, along with the symbol of infinity behind it.  View #V26086


     VICTORIAN vulcanite bird and scrolls locket with charming baby photo inside, 1-3/4".   View   #V27374

    VICTORIAN pressed horn pin with bird and leaves design, 1-5/8". View #V27242    

   VICTORIAN vulcanite three-dimensional mother bird feeding nested babies locket, 1-3/4".   View   #V27375


VICTORIAN oval horn bird brooch, very three dimensional, 2-1/8".   View   #V26280  

   VICTORIAN vulcanite bird brooch registry mark stamped on pin back "Rd No 15623" circa 1884, 2-1/2" .   View   View   #V31773

  VICTORIAN vulcanite bird brooch, very three-dimensional, 2-1/3".   View   #V29816



        14k SEED PEARL three-bird bar pin from the early 1900's.  View   #Q12787

    NOAH'S DOVE... like the one that flew from the ark to search for land, signifying good tidings, a tiny bird pin circa 1900. This tiny turn-of-the-century treasure is a sentimental favorite for me, as it was in the very first box lot of jewelry I bought when I was 12 years old.   View   #Q4458 

    EDWARDIAN yellow gold and diamond bird bar pin, circa 1900, 2".  View    #Q27559


PEACOCK buckle marked "Empire" with peacock eye and blue rhinestones, peacock motif, circa 1900, 2-1/2" by 2"  View   View   #X32747  

   VICTORIAN 12k and turquoise bird-motif pierced earrings, 3/4" w/dangle. These are called "French" and "Mexican" in two different jewelry books!   View   #V24822

MEXICAN 12k yellow gold and turquoise birds motif necklace and earrings, Mexican made. Similar pieces can be seen in Davis & Pack "Mexican Jewelry" page 137. View   View   View   #VWinw



SILVEROID 0 and 6 size and coin silver 0 and 6 size watch cases.
Benjamin Allen 1899 Catalogue

ELGIN yellow gold 1-1/3" pocket watch with engraved bird and flowers design, circa 1900.   View   View   #w50715



In the Victorian era, calling cards were used by every lady and gentleman of means. While the custom began in Europe, it spread to England and America quickly, and the intricate courtesies of how and when to leave cards was a facet of Victorian social life and etiquette. Everything about a card carried a meaning, from it's design and motifs to a turned-down corner or black border.

Cards could be colorful or plain, with lovely calligraphy or printing. Some cards had the name hidden in the design or behind a colorful decorative front card, and many had symbolism in the flowers and birds used..

"Life bear for you it's sweetest flowers"
The rose and dove symbolize peace and love.

Victorian Calling Cards

"With my compliments"
Hidden name card.




S.F. Myers & Co. Jewelry Catalogue, circa 1878
Benjamin Allen 1899 Catalogue
Bird Symbols



 Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry                 

TO PURCHASE: You are on a reference page of Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry. These items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only.
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PLEASE NOTE: Regretfully, it is no longer possible to respond to individual questions regarding jewelry history, identification or value, or to offer written or verbal appraisals or opinions. The demand for this kind of information is absolutely too overwhelming for one dealer to fill. 
I love jewelry, but appraising and selling are two entirely different businesses, and I choose selling and research as my business.

Instead, articles are added on a regular basis to JEWEL CHAT on line Magazine, a wonderful reference for  information on many makers and styles of vintage jewelry. 
For information on valuing your jewelry, click HERE.