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Victorian Scarab Beetle Vinaigrette Necklace

$2,500

With striped enamel and a fine scrollwork grate, this beetle-shaped vinaigrette was some Victorian's bizarre fantasy piece. As Lindsay just said to me, "find another one: you won't." Add your own essential oil on a piece of cotton or cloth - that would have been the original purpose of the locket.

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  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), black & green enamel, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1850

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1 1/4" length including the bale, 5/8" at the widest point, 18" chain

Victorian

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VictorianEra

18371901

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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