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Antique Victorian Banded Agate Bee / Beetle Insect Brooch/Pin/Stud (A1220)

  • £14999


An unusual 19th century Victorian stud pin or brooch.  It is in the form of an insect, perhaps intended as a bee or beetle.  The body is a brass alloy and it is set with a carved banded agate cabochon.  The stripes of the cabochon have been used to form details of the insect's body.  It has an unusual fixing method of a screw post with a nut which would of course require a pre made hole in the fabric.  The upper wing tips have some reddish patination at the ends which was probably deliberate to add some extra colour to the piece.  There are no makers' marks or details and it would date to the late Victorian period around 1870.  


Measurements (approx)

Height : 35 mm 

Width : 45 mm

Material : Brass 

Stone : Banded Agate 20mm x 15mm

Weight: 9.30 grams (before packing)


Condition:   Some natural oxidisation and colouration of the metal through age, mostly to the reverse.  Otherwise appears fine - see images for detail.

Code: A1220  MY22-2



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