A wonderful antique Victorian figural brooch fashioned as a bumble bee.
Crafted in sterling silver with a three-dimensional body and beautiful detailing, the wings, abdomen and head, as well as the 6 curving legs are so realistically modelled you would think he was about to fly off!! This antique brooch is utterly charming and with being hollow and rather delicate, a rare survivor!
The Victorians loved naturalistic jewellery and the bee was firm favourite, much admired for its dogged industriousness and loyalty. A lovely antique silver accent accessory, full of symbolism and good for the gents or the ladies!
MATERIALS: sterling silver, acid tested
MEASUREMENTS: 1 1/4" (3.5cm) high
WEIGHT: 3.3 grams
DATE: circa 1880, Victorian
CONDITION: in good condition with surface wear in keeping with age and the pin back in good order. One of his legs is a bit squished and short which really just adds to his antique charm!
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Materials: Sterling Silver.