The Itsy Bitsy Spider Crawled up the water spout... Well, two of them did!
What a wonderful double brooch this is. These (Scatter Pins) are just wonderful. If you collect antique / vintage bugs, spiders and crawling critters this piece is so unusual... One large mama spider is leading along a smaller, baby spider. Both mounts and chain have professionally tested for 10K yellow gold. The bodies are faux baroque and their heads are round pearls. Both have open C clasps which are in perfect working order. Both spider's each have 6 legs. The large spider measures 1 1/8" long x 3/4" across measuring their largest distance which is their legs. She stands 1/2" tall. Baby spider measures 3/4" long x 1/2" legs. She stands 3/8" tall. The gold between the spiders measures just a hair under 2". The total length from end to end is 3 1/2" long. They weigh 3.8 grams, combined weight.
They are in excellent antique condition. All 4 faux pearls retain most of their coatings and they really look genuine. The only thing to possibly mention is the smallest bug has just a bit pearl loss on the smallest pearl. It is not noticeable with the naked eye. Frankly, I am surprised the bench jeweler did not use natural pearls as he used gold mounts..
Circa 1900 these sit directly on the Victorian / Edwardian period.
These were purchased in England however they are not hallmarked.
They can be worn on a black sweater and boy will they look stunning! Or, they can be used like old fashion sweater guards. One can be attached to either side of your sweater to keep it closed without a button.
Unique, unusual and scarce. I've not seen a pair like them before. Questions are always welcome and encouraged.
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