Saucy bee

Antique insect brooch with almandine, hawk eye & pearls in gold, ca. 1895


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Antique insect brooch with almandine, hawk eye & pearls in gold, ca. 1895
Antique insect brooch with almandine, hawk eye & pearls in gold, ca. 1895
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Jewelry in animal form is always a reason for joy. In the years around the turn of the last century but one, it was especially insects that exhilarated the ladies' world: dragonflies, flies, butterflies: hardly an order from the class of Insecta that didn't make it to the lapels. Especially in Great Britain people loved this fashion, but also on the continent great pieces were created. Each insect species always had its own meaning: bees or wasps were often used in literature and music as a symbol for "dashing wenches", not infrequently underestimated but clever chambermaids in many an old piece of music have names in reference to these animals (e.g. the Vespetta in Telemann's "Pimpinone" from 1725). The brooch, which was created at the end of the 19th century as a luxurious as well as witty piece of jewellery, can probably also be thought of in this sense. The piece of jewellery has taken the insect fashion as an opportunity to delight us with one of its precious trimmings. The insect is forged from high quality gold. In the center, the body of the little bee is decorated with a shimmering hawk's eye. A red drop of almandine shines on the bee's abdomen, while its wings are set with shimmering pearls. Two red glass stones form the eyes of the little animal. Thus, the little greeting from the kingdom of the air with its imaginative trimming still enchants with every new look and is able to set a funny accent on many occasions. A wonderful insect ornament of the 19th century and a conversation piece of the first class! For dating and fashion, see David Bennet and Daniela Mascetti: Understanding Jewellery, Woodbridge 2010, page 234.
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Antique insect brooch with almandine, hawk eye & pearls in gold, ca. 1895
Saucy bee
€ 1,590.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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