Victorian 15ct Yellow Gold and Citrine Insect Brooch .
Victorian 15ct Yellow Gold and Citrine Insect Brooch .
Victorian 15ct Yellow Gold and Citrine Insect Brooch .
Victorian 15ct Yellow Gold and Citrine Insect Brooch .
Victorian 15ct Yellow Gold and Citrine Insect Brooch .
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Victorian 15ct Yellow Gold and Citrine Insect Brooch .

A charming example of Victorian whimsy reflecting the fascination for Natural Science during this period.
This rather sweet insect has a beautifully rich, faceted golden citrine abdomen and a pale amethyst head.

The rest of the body is crafted from 15ct gold. The stones are claw set in a decorative mount.
The pin is in a spring hook and is in sound working order.

The brooch is in beautiful condition.

Circa 1890.

Metal: Tests for 15ct yellow gold.             
Stones: Facet cut oval citrine 13.06mm x 10.05mm Amethyst: facet cut round 4.3 mm ( Estimated in the setting ) 
Total Weight: 3.6 gm
Total length : 2.4 cm Total width : 1.803 cm 

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