Victorian Three Color Gold Scarab Bee Brooch

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

This is a reference to the Ancient Egyptian God Ra, whose tears turned into Bees who became the messengers to the Netherworld.
The Brooch is in good condition and there is a fitting on the back for a safety chain if required. Good condition 1 3/4 long x 1/2 inch high
English circa 1880 Unmarked 18K Gold.
$2300

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Of the Period
    Victorian
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    0.5 in. H x 1.75 in. W
    1 cm H x 4 cm W
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    LU358226656
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2012

Typical response time: Within One Week

Located in London, GB

More from this Seller

Dramatic Antique Gold and Scarab Mounted Brooch
Dramatic Antique Gold and Scarab Mounted Brooch
Unknown
The 8 Scarabs, some of which are ancient, are arranged in three graduating rows and measure in length from 2.5cm to 1.5cm. Two have readable hieroglyphics and the other 6 have Scarab ca...
Antique Micro Mosaic Scarab Brooch
Antique Micro Mosaic Scarab Brooch
Unknown
The colourful rounded Scarab decorated in Green, Gold, Orange and Black on a white mosaic background with a red diamond pattern and blue line borders. The reverse plain with a good pin ...
Three Color Sapphire Brooch
Three Color Sapphire Brooch
Pink, Blue and Yellow, further enhanced with eleven Diamonds, the settings in Platinum and Gold and because of the tilted design and the swirl effect of the Diamonds, I call it the 'Da...
Victorian Natural Baroque Pearl Diamond Silver Gold Lily Bud Brooch
Victorian Natural Baroque Pearl Diamond Silver Gol...
Unknown
Mounted as a growing Lily Bud, the leaves, stem and edge set with approximately forty one Old European and Rose Diamonds, all mounted in Silver on Gold. Victorian naturalistic Jewell...
Victorian Chrysoberyl Gold Cat's Eye Horseshoe Brooch
Victorian Chrysoberyl Gold Cat's Eye Horseshoe Bro...
Unknown
The Western Worlds best known "Good Luck" symbol, set with 9 Cabochon Ceylon Chrysoberyl Cats Eyes in a well made Gold Horseshoe mount and with a gallery reminiscent of a series of mini...
Late Victorian Enamel Gold Ski Brooch
Late Victorian Enamel Gold Ski Brooch
Unknown
The long (3 1/2 inches) Ski with a central black Enamel boot plate and well made Gold strap bindings. The reverse is stamped 15c for 15k Gold and there is a safety lock on the catch. C...
A Neoclassical Revivalist Gold Brooch.
A Neoclassical Revivalist Gold Brooch.
Unknown
Probably made by an Artisan Goldsmith who admired the ancient sculptures. The scene shows a Centaur attempting to abduct a woman and a man with sword arm raised ready to attack the Cen...
A Diamond Gold Platinum Nautical Brooch
A Diamond Gold Platinum Nautical Brooch
Unknown
Two Gold and Platinum tipped oars which are bound with Gold Rope and support a central Disc on which is a Platinum sailed Yacht on a Platinum sea with a Diamond sun above and the revers...
Fine Victorian Red Enamel Pearl Diamond gold Caduceus Brooch
Fine Victorian Red Enamel Pearl Diamond gold Caduc...
Proudly worn by the wives of Doctors and Surgeons in the 19th century and now worn by the successful women (and men) in the pharmaceuticals industry. The Brooch is set with twenty thre...
Georgian Carnelian Gold Witches Heart Brooch Pendant
Georgian Carnelian Gold Witches Heart Brooch Penda...
Unknown
The Witches Heart carved from a good colour piece of Carnelian with a slightly domed top and reverse. The fine Canatille work Gold frame is in excellent condition as is also the pin and...
French Ruby Gold Rectangular Window Brooch
French Ruby Gold Rectangular Window Brooch
Unknown
The bedroom windows, slightly stained, open when the top keystone is pressed, to reveal a Gold Panel, upon which is an engraved question mark. The reverse of the Brooch has a strong do...
Small Gem Set Silver Gold Butterfly Brooch
Small Gem Set Silver Gold Butterfly Brooch
Unknown
This pretty little Insect is set with three bright Burma Rubies, a central old cut European Diamond and countless Rose Diamonds in the wings and a single Rose Diamond in each antennae. ...