Antique Fly Brooch

Victorian Pearl & Diamond Fly Stock pin c.1900

SKU: BR100
£500.00Price

A late Victorian Fly Brooch

 

The  brooch has a stylised Fly set with a pearl abdomen and a diamond thorax, the fly has pearl wings and is beautifully made. Images of flies on ancient gems were a talisman against evil. It is also a symbol of courage and strength – brave soldiers in ancient times were awarded gold flies.

 

The brooch is possibly French in origin with indistinct control marks.

 

Price Code: A, Up to £500

Era: Victorian, 1839 - 1901

Measurements: Brooch 3.6cm in length, 1.5cm at widest point. Weight 2.5g

Hallmarks: Star mark to reverse of wing, indistinct French control marks to pin.

Pin tests 14ct gold.

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