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14k Nouveau/Victorian Green Scarab Beetle Brooch

14k Nouveau/Victorian Green Scarab Beetle Brooch


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Art Nouveau: Pre 1910: Item # 1432373

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Here is a beautiful pin which is an interesting mixture of the Art Nouveau and Victorian styles. The Victorians loved to use real insects, especially these green beetles, in jewelry. The Nouveau jewelers loved naturalistic motifs, but generally didn’t use the insect itself – yet the design of the pin is very Nouveau. Marked 14k, the pale gold setting contrasts nicely with the deep green of the beetle. The pin stem assembly is original. The clasp has a nice safety lever; it is bent a tiny bit but still works perfectly. It measures 1-5/16 x 1". The beetle is very slightly chipped in the upper left corner. In excellent antique condition. Circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! We do lay-away. Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
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