Posted 5 years ago
Thought you might like to see these little creatures. I have had them for about 3 years now, I think they are adorable. Not hallmarked or maker marked, not that there is any room to do so, but I do think the wings etc would be silver, set with tiny pearls. Not sure what the pinky colour big stone is....perhaps garnet? Haven't attempted to clean them.....
The whole piece is really small with the total length being 4 1/2 cm, the flies are only 1 cm long, and the chain between the 2 flies is about 7cm.
Found the Australian advert from December 1901 with them called lace pins, which apparently were used to confine a length of lace at the neckline or throat of whatever you were wearing.
Normally I would have just called these stickpins or lapel pins, either way, very cute I think.