Quirky and fun this Art Nouveau insect brooch is the perfect piece of antique jewellery for women who love to stand out from the crowd!
Glowing like a shimmer of magic caught beneath the surface, the Moonstones sit defiantly in the centre of the curved Silver legs. If you hold the brooch up to the light you can visibly see the natural inclusions in the larger Moonstone like streams of fine thread flickering in the sun.
This antique brooch has a beautifully symmetrical composition, drawing the eye across the body with ease. The attention to detail is superb, even down to the end of the legs that have been hand stamped into the shape of feet.
This sweet Art Nouveau insect brooch would look fantastic pinned to your coat lapel or on the collar of your work blouse. It would also make a good candidate for a conversion, either as a pendant or a large statement ring!
ERA: Art Nouveau (1890-1910)
MEASUREMENTS: 32mm long x 15mm wide
The large Moonstone is 13mm long x 6mm wide x 5mm deep
The smaller Moonstone is 6mm in diameter x 3mm deep
The eyes are 2mm in diameter
MATERIALS: Silver, Moonstone, Paste
HALLMARKS: None present, tested as high purity (at least 800) Silver
EXCELLENT: This Art Nouveau insect brooch is in great antique condition. The Moonstones are perfectly smooth and free from any chips or scuffs. The Paste eyes are bright with no signs of wear. The body of the insect is in great condition with a lovely tarnish complementing the Moonstones and Pastes perfectly. The pin is in fine working order keeping this antique brooch safely attached all day long!