Posted 2 years ago
Bought at french antique site, not a bargain but honestly priced... On this site, prices lowest each 2 weeks, it had just appeared and I wanted it so badly I didn't took the risk it could fly away ;-))
1.3/4" by 1.1/8" or 4.5 by 3 centimeters, 18k gold, rosecut diamonds set on silver, natural button pearl, ruby eyes, plique à jour enamel. Date around 1880.
The brooch system unscrew to use as hair ornament with an hair pin.
As seen on pic#2, plique enamel was broken in two places, black stripe on body had little damage and 2 diamonds were lacking.