Victorian Diamond, Tiger's Eye, Opal and Ruby Bee Pin

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This intriguing and irresistible antique insect, finely crafted in silver over gold, is all abuzz with glistening rose-cut diamond wings, an opal and diamond banded, honey-colored tiger's eye abdomen, and tiny ruby eyes. A breathtakingly beautiful, brilliantly rendered and regal Victorian brooch fit for a Queen Bee. Circa 1875. 2 1/4 inch wingspan by 1 1/4 inches high.
Inventory No. 50-1-4503

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Of the Period
    Victorian
  • Date of Manufacture
    Victorian
  • Condition
    Excellent. Very Good.
  • Dealer Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    JU130304119604
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