An attractive antique, early Edwardian 9ct gold spider brooch.
The body and head in citrus type green and yellow synthetic spinel stones.
Set into 9ct yellow gold and mounted onto a 9ct gold bar brooch, this is a versatile piece and would also make a great tie or cravat pin..
The Victorian's began somewhat of an obsession with insect themed jewels from scarabs to spiders, entomology was increasingly popular with insects appearing in many places not least jewellery.
They were seen as an exotic fashion and this carried on into the early 20th century.
Marked 9ct on the bar brooch.
It has a base metal pin and a c type clasp.
Good used condition overall, slight bend in the bar part of the brooch in two places, light patina and surface wear commensurate with age, spider is in good condition.
Spider length 0.5"
Spider width 0.5"
Bar 2" width
Weight approx 2.29 grams
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