Enamel and 18ct Yellow Gold Ladybird Brooches - Vintage 1980

GBP 2,950.00

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Object Description

These stunning, fine and impressive vintage brooches have been crafted in 18ct yellow gold.

Each brooch has been modelled in the form of a ladybird*; the three brooches vary in size.

The elliptical, dome-shaped body and pronotum of each beetle is embellished with segmented black hot enamel with plain gold borders.

The elytra of each ladybird have been defined with panels of red hot enamel, accented with three white ‘spots’.

The head, antenna and six legs of each brooch have been modelled in 18ct yellow gold, and conjoin with the yellow gold setting.

These enamel vintage ladybird brooches secure to the reverse of each with a hinged pin and catch.

The underside of each brooch features the maker’s mark ‘OWC’ and the 18ct gold fineness mark (750).

* The coccinellidae is more commonly known as a ladybird / ladybug. Most entomologists prefer to call them ladybird beetles as these insects can not be classified as true bugs. Culturally ladybirds have been a long interest of children and they are considered to be a ‘good luck bug’, where if sighted a wish it to be made, or its symbolic that a wish will soon be granted.

Dimensions
Large
Length of Setting 3cm/1.2″
Width Across Legs 2.2cm/0.9″
Height of Setting 1.6cm/0.6″

Medium
Length of Setting 2.4cm/0.9″
Width Across Legs 2cm/0.8″
Height of Setting 1.2cm/0.5″

Small
Length of Setting 1.9cm/0.7″
Width Across Legs 1.5cm/0.6″
Height of Setting 9mm/0.4″

Total Weight
28.18 grams

Object History

Date: Circa 1980

Object Literature

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INSURANCE IN TRANSIT

Insurance cover is provided FREE OF CHARGE for items up to the value of £30,000.

All items are fully insured and sent at the risk of AC Silver.

Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase.

Object Condition

These stunning enamel vintage ladybird brooches are exceptional quality.

Each brooch is an exceptional gauge of gold and is in excellent condition with clear hallmarks to the reverse.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of vintage jewellery/estate jewelry.

Object Details

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35b St Georges Terrace
Jesmond
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Tyne and Wear
UK
NE2 2SU

Tel: +44 (0) 191 240 2645

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VAT: GB 500 0310 42

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