This is a handsome vintage sterling silver dragonfly brooch set with a single real natural amber cabochon on the body of the insect. The brooch is marked STERLING on the back. It has a standard pin stem with functional roll over safety clasp. The long tail portion of the dragonfly has a design made from 2 intertwined flat wires. The wings are engraved with arches and suns. The head has 2 dots for eyes and well formed antennae. 6 legs are tucked underneath.
The dragonfly measures 2.125" x 1.75". It weighs 4 gr. The amber stone measures .25" in diameter.
Condition is good with expected patina.
The decoration on this brooch resembles American Indian/American South Western works, but since it is unmarked as to maker I can't identify it further. It is a well crafted brooch. Dragonflies are a favorite insect motif in jewelry.
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