UNUSUAL ANTIQUE 14K GOLD DIAMOND ART NOUVEAU BUTTERFLY BROOCH / DRESS CLIP c1910
An antique, possibly Russian or French?, solid 14 carat rose and yellow gold (tests thereabouts) brooch; beautifully modelled as a butterfly, set with sparkling white diamonds, and the 'wings' each detaching to form a pair of dress clips.
Wow - most unusual & extremely wearable...collectible too!
CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Slight distortion to 'antenna'. Faint tarnish, easily cleaned.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1910. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 55 x 42 mm, largest diamonds approx. 4.8 mm diameter each (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 12.9 grams.