An extraordinary vintage pin exquisitely made in 14k yellow gold and set with a ruby, sapphires and citrine and featuring phenomenal plique a jour enameled wings.
The small cabochon ruby is bezel set on the thorax, ten tiny faceted citrine are bead set into the gold surrounding the ruby, the eyes are bezel set faceted sapphires.
The abdomen has stripes of gold alternating with light brown and black enamel, fine lines can be seen through the translucent enamel.
The prized feature of the bee is the wings...incredibly enameled in plique a jour enamel with gradations in color from cobalt blue to turquoise to green. The panes of enamel are translucent when held to the light, just fabulous!
The wings also have some up and down movement...not enough to be considered 'en tremblant' but fun none the less.
The pin is extremely well made and in excellent condition, there is no damage or wear, white spots are glare from the flash. There is a fine line in two of the panes on the wings, they are not cracks, the surface is smooth on both sides.
The bee measures 1&7/8" by 1&3/8", total weight is 13 grams.
Marked on the back 14k and BJC.
Fabulous design and construction make this fine quality bee pin exceptional.
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