Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2008, 08:02 PM   #1
starburst
Knitting the Flap
 
starburst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: FW, Washington
Posts: 324
Thanks: 11
Thanked 48 Times in 41 Posts
Does anyone recognize this?
My great aunt died about two weeks ago and my mom inherited her some of her less valuable jewelery. My mom doesn't wear much more than her good earrings, wedding ring and an old pearl necklace so she let me go through it and pick out what I wanted. At first I took some old stud earrings, an old pearl necklace, and some small odds and ends, but then I looked again and found a charm that I just love. It's a bird flying over a four leaf clover and it looks like this:





by the wear on it, it appears to be fairly old so she must have held onto it for sometime. I didn't know my great aunt all that well so I never asked her what its significance was. Has anyone out there seen something like this before?
__________________
OTN: Giant afghan of DOOM
starburst is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 02-28-2008, 08:49 PM   #2
knitncook
Working the Gusset
 
knitncook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Just a purl shy of a sock
Posts: 1,493
Thanks: 58
Thanked 172 Times in 153 Posts
Two things come to mind. One is that it is a neckalce given out at confirmations. Was your aunt Catholic by chance? It also is sort of reminiscent of the type of jewelry given out at our local Catholic hospital back in teh late 60's and early 70's. The other is that it is very "Sarah Coventry" looking. Can you do a rubbing of the makers mark to see it better?

It's very "descending dove" looking.
__________________
Michelle
http://knitstuffs.blogspot.com
"The world now has the means to end extreme poverty, we pray we will have the will"

knitncook there, too!

OTN: Laughing Carrots; Jaywaler
FO: Potamus socks; Palindrome
knitncook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2008, 08:51 PM   #3
Ellieblue
Knitting the Flap
 
Ellieblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 423
Thanks: 32
Thanked 95 Times in 80 Posts
My first impression was that it was a metal for confirmation. The bird represents the Holy Ghost. Maybe someone else sees something different. I would cherish it as something special. Elllie
__________________
Ellieblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2008, 09:04 PM   #4
starburst
Knitting the Flap
 
starburst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: FW, Washington
Posts: 324
Thanks: 11
Thanked 48 Times in 41 Posts
Originally Posted by knitncook View Post
Two things come to mind. One is that it is a neckalce given out at confirmations. Was your aunt Catholic by chance? It also is sort of reminiscent of the type of jewelry given out at our local Catholic hospital back in teh late 60's and early 70's. The other is that it is very "Sarah Coventry" looking. Can you do a rubbing of the makers mark to see it better?

It's very "descending dove" looking.
That's entirely possible. I'm glad someone was able to look at it and find some meaning because I was stumped! I know that her side of my mom's family is more religious than our branch is so there is a good chance that you're right about it being a confirmation charm.

I'm glad that I pulled it out of the jewelry box because while I know that my mom wouldn't have thrown it out, I don't think it would have ever seen the light of day. It obviously meant something to Aunt Frances, otherwise it wouldn't be so well worn
__________________
OTN: Giant afghan of DOOM
starburst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2008, 09:16 PM   #5
starburst
Knitting the Flap
 
starburst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: FW, Washington
Posts: 324
Thanks: 11
Thanked 48 Times in 41 Posts
as for the stamp in the middle, it appears to be shaped like a bell with the number 47 at the top and "sm"(?) under it and on the side it says "STRE" but the rest is faded
__________________
OTN: Giant afghan of DOOM
starburst is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do you recognize this yarn? farrah General Knitting 3 09-27-2007 03:14 PM
Recognize this pattern? DragonsChest Pattern Central 4 08-09-2007 12:18 PM
Does anyone recognize this hat? angiportus Pattern Central 4 07-29-2007 09:04 PM
Anyone recognize this stitch? landolphe Pattern Central 3 02-10-2007 08:07 PM
Anyone Recognize My Wheel? Roxanne Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 7 02-27-2006 03:35 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:56 AM.