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Unusual Moth Brooch with Diamonds in Silver & Gold, c. 1895


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Unusual Moth Brooch with Diamonds in Silver & Gold, c. 1895
Unusual Moth Brooch with Diamonds in Silver & Gold, c. 1895
Description
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Animal jewelry experienced several fashions throughout the decades. In the late 19th century, it was insects in particular that amused lovers of fine jewellery. Dragonflies, bees, butterflies: there is hardly an order from the Insecta class that did not make it onto the gowns of fashionable women. This fashion was particularly loved in Great Britain, but great pieces were also created on the continent. This brooch from around 1895 shows a rare motif, as it is designed in the shape of a moth. The small animal is richly set with glittering diamond roses. They are set in silver, whose dark patina gives the piece its special charisma. It is gold-plated on the back so as not to blacken clothes. The choice of motif makes sense, considering that diamond jewelery was reserved for the evening at the end of the 19th century! We would love to know what roaring nights the little moth experienced, pinned to a silken gown. On dating and fashion, see David Bennet and Daniela Mascetti: Understanding Jewellery, Woodbridge 2010, p. 234.
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Unusual Moth Brooch with Diamonds in Silver & Gold, c. 1895
Drawn to the Light
€ 1,390.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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