This magnificent, large dragonfly brooch is made of sterling silver with enamel. I believe it dates to the mid twentieth century. It is probably English in origin.
It measures 2 and 11/16” (6.9cms) across the top wingspan and 1 and 7/8” (4.8cms) long. It weighs 14.7 grams.
The wings are delicately coloured . The base is pearly white with splashes of blush pink on the inner areas. The outer wings have an attractive network of blue veining. The body is a twinkling, turquoise blue paste, The eyes and curved tail are set with glittering marcasites.
The back is smoothly finished and marked ‘Silver’. There is an old style c clip.
This beautiful and very elegant dragonfly will arrive in a gift box.