The Victorians loved portraying all kinds of animals and insects in jewelry form. This pendant features a bejeweled silver fly perched atop a carbuncle (aka a massive red garnet cabochon). The Etruscan Revival frame is decorated with granulation and an abundance of twisted wire.
10k (tests), silver, 5 rose cut diamonds, garnet eyes, new 14k gold chain
Very good - was probably part or a larger piece of jewelry that was broken apart
1 3/8" including the bale, 18" chain
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1837 — 1901
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