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"Pinch clip insect, cat's eye, moonstones, 800 sterling.

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paris1925's loves78 of 496Art Deco Belgian glass by Verrieres de winner. 1929-1953Anthony’s Phantom Camera, c.1888
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Posted 2 years ago

kyratango
(417 items)

And... One more Bzz Bzz!

2.7cm by 2.7cm or 1.1/16"

This pinch clip system isn't really handy, but rather rare!

The only mark is a stamped 800.

The seller described it as tiger's eye brooch, but as it is translucent, it is rather another cat's eye stone.

As most of my critters, he has little cruel red eyes!!!

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  1. martika martika, 2 years ago
    Splendid brooch !!!
  2. pebble pebble, 2 years ago
    That's just beautiful!!
  3. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Another prize piece ! I never knew what a pinch clip was before and how does it not fall off ? Love the Bzz Bzz
  4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 2 years ago
    It's a bee-u-ty, kyra!
  5. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Thank you Martika, it is unusual :-)

    Thank you Pebble for your love and beautiful comment!

    Mani, prongs open when you pinch the wings, you fix it on a fabric fold and a flat spring hold them closed in place!
    Thank you for your Bzz Bzz interest, comment and love, XOXO

    Bonnie, many thanks for your pun, funny comment and love !!!

    Not to forget Fleafinder and Thomas, love to you too :-)
  6. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    Love this - and I love your new profile picture!
  7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
    That IS an incredible looking insect! You do have the most amazing insect collection.
  8. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
    Wow, this is so lovely and amazing !!! I have not heard of this pinch clip on a brooch before.......what a great little critter to add to your collection!!!
  9. Poire Poire, 2 years ago
    You always find the most beautiful bug brooches, kyratango!!
  10. pops52 pops52, 2 years ago
    A beautiful bzz bzz brooch, just love it!
  11. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Hi Valentino! Big thanks lick from the twins :-P

    Scott, thank you! I need one of your beautiful big trunks to keep them ;-)

    Oroyoroy! You are a rare piece too ;-) thanks, luv ya!

    Judy, glad of your comment! These are not often encountered, I don't know what was their specific use...

    Poire, thank you for your compliment and Bzz Bzz love!

    Pops! Bzzz Bzzz and love back to you:-)
  12. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Love it!
  13. lentilka11, 2 years ago
    I love your bzzzzzz bzzzzzzs
  14. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
    This is fabulous Kyra. One of my favourites of your bzz bzz.
  15. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Marga! Lentilka! Karen! thanks for your kind comments and loves :-)

    I was searching while you commented, and just found the stones are cat's eye apatite:
    http://www.gemselect.com/gem-info/cats-eye-apatite/cats-eye-apatite-info.php
  16. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
    Never seen the clip before, is it almost like a collar clip ?? xo
  17. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Hi Phil! Not sure what is a collar clip...
    The prongs are very sharp, the wings are articulated, with a flat spring underneath, and open when pinched.
    Thanks for your interest, love and comment!
  18. Gillian, 2 years ago
    This is truly beautiful Kyra. The colour especially; but all the other buggy things - like the red eyes (why are they usually red?) Another thing is your photography of this one is a prize winner. Did it take long to set up? I'm so desperate for a camera other than the phone. Keep asking people over to take pics, they all say yes, but it seems like it's like asking people to help you move!

    Collars are great places for dress clips, and sweater clips. Could this one be attached to a collar lapel?

    Sorry - I always seem to write novels.
  19. Gillian, 2 years ago
    He has lovely wings as well. Are they glass, and a seed pearl too. Don't think jeweler would make more than one of these in a day?
  20. paris1925 paris1925, 2 years ago
    je l'a&vais en suivi mais il me semblait qu'il lui manquait un oeil
  21. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Hi Gillian! I think they usually have red eyes to frighten the wearer, lol, but really don't know why :-)
    It is difficult to pinch thick fabric with this system, but a sweater is perfect!

    Thank you for the compliment about my pics, but very simple indeed...
    I use my smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy 6S, and the Google pictures editor, for light, details and the shadow effect around :-)

    On the wings are moonstones cabs and tiny seedpearls, and yes the maker surely not made more than 2 in a day!

    David! Nan, il lui manquait une pierre sur une aile... Bzzzz!
  22. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Many thanks for all your loves, Phil, Mcheconi, Paul, Poire, Davyd and Aura :-)
  23. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 years ago
    Nobody has more beautiful bugs than our kyratango!!! Love it!!! :)

    kyratango, is this seller familiar to you?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/rare-solid-14k-1940s-UNIVERSAL-GENEVE-AERO-COMPAX-CHRONOGRPH-WATCH-/112157237883?hash=item1a1d17a27b%3Ag%3Av50AAOSw8w1X84cw
  24. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
    Pascale!!! I have found a VEIL Clip with the same fitting as your pinch clip!!!!

    https://www.rubylane.com/item/760445-aje481/Antique-Art-Nouveau-Demantoid-Garnet-Diamond
  25. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
    Unfortunately all I come up with are the new collar clips though they were popular from the 20's to 50's. Have had several in the past, usually though with a clip on like the old earrings.
    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/free-shipping-2015-high-quality-New-fashion-brooches-jewelry-Vintage-Metal-hollow-pattern-shirt-collar-clip/1339050_32440398978.html
  26. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Katherine! Yessss! Did you notice all those high end watches on her listings.... And no more mysteries to solve here, lol!
    Thank you for the bugs/Bzz Bzz appreciation! :-)

    Judy! Thank you for the link, it make sense, and the dragonfly is an absolute beauty!
  27. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Phil, thanks for your search :-)
    I don't think it is a collar clip, the veil pin seems a more appropriate use. XOXO!
  28. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
    Another very fine piece kyratango -- lovely to see such detail.
  29. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
    Oh kyra! I think this just might be my favorite, so glad it's yours! It's funny, when I see the bug brooches I always think of you first ;) I really love this one!
  30. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Trunkman, thank you very much for your visit and appreciation! I'm always amazed by those so finely detailed jewels :-)

    Shareurpassion, lots of thanks too :-)
    All my bugs and Bzz Bzz are my favorite ;-)

    Many thanks for loving it, Katherine and AnnaB :-D
  31. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Big thanks for your BzzBzz love, JImam, Vintagelamp and Zilla :-)
  32. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 1 year ago
    Hello Kyratango! It looks like the same "stone" as in my brooch don't you think? I think it's somesort of glassbead.
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/127510-beautiful-enamel-brooch
  33. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 1 year ago
    Just read that you said it's a stone not glass...
  34. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Yep Elisabethan, a stone, cats eye apatite! :-)

    Your glass stone has almost the same honey colour!
  35. Gillian, 1 year ago
    Look at what landed on Page 1 again, needed a rest after flying around for a while. It's nice to see it again. You have such excellent taste in bugs.
  36. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Thank you Gillian for bringing back the Bzz Bzz on top ;-))
  37. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Oooh, thank you so much, Bijoucaillouvintage and Aura to join the 39 Bzz Bzz lovers! :-)

    Love back to all of you!

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