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Victorian Whimsy - Signpost Brooch with Fly
Victorian Whimsy - Signpost Brooch with Fly
Victorian Whimsy - Signpost Brooch with Fly
Victorian Whimsy - Signpost Brooch with Fly
Victorian Whimsy - Signpost Brooch with Fly
Victorian Whimsy - Signpost Brooch with Fly
Victorian Whimsy - Signpost Brooch with Fly
Victorian Whimsy - Signpost Brooch with Fly

Story

Absolutely one-of-a-kind, this Victorian antique brooch takes a favored motif and "does it" 10 times as charming.

An 18k yellow gold signpost is adorned with a swinging gold shield shape displaying a diamond and natural pearl fly. Silver and rose cut diamonds trail along the underside as ornamentation and more saltwater pearls dot the posts, top, bottom and sides.

Greek culture considered the fly sacred, and many others over the millennium used fly motifs in their ornamentation.

Whether this was custom made for a family with a crest that utilized the fly, or a superlative folly of Victorian sensibility, it is unique and evocative.

Comes in an antique box, refitted for the brooch.

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Item 21206

Victorian Whimsy - Signpost Brooch with Fly

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Date: Circa 1880.

Measurements: Width of over 2 inches and 1 1/6 inches high for the left post; the sign is 1/2 inch each way. Weight of 5.8 grams.

Condition: Excellent.

Story

Absolutely one-of-a-kind, this Victorian antique brooch takes a favored motif and "does it" 10 times as charming.

An 18k yellow gold signpost is adorned with a swinging gold shield shape displaying a diamond and natural pearl fly. Silver and rose cut diamonds trail along the underside as ornamentation and more saltwater pearls dot the posts, top, bottom and sides.

Greek culture considered the fly sacred, and many others over the millennium used fly motifs in their ornamentation.

Whether this was custom made for a family with a crest that utilized the fly, or a superlative folly of Victorian sensibility, it is unique and evocative.

Comes in an antique box, refitted for the brooch.