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14kt Nouveau/Victorian Scarab Beetle Pin - Egyptian Revival

14kt Nouveau/Victorian Scarab Beetle Pin - Egyptian Revival


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Art Nouveau: Pre 1910: Item # 1490706

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This strikingly beautiful pin is an interesting mixture of the Art Nouveau and Victorian styles. The Victorians loved to use real insects in jewelry. This particular type was a favorite.The Nouveau jewelers loved naturalistic motifs, but generally didn’t incorporate organic substances – yet the design of the framework 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 – really hard to see. In excellent antique condition. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! We do lay-away. Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.