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Enameled Bee Pin

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    Posted 5 years ago

    cameosleuth
    (15 items)

    The 6- and 8-legged seem to be so popular on this board, thought I would share a couple of mine. They did not photograph well together, so here they are separately.

    First up, a tiny, under 1 inch, bee, done in the guilloche technique of colored enamel over textured metal. Older style T hinge and C clasp, marked STERLING SILVER.

    Any additional info always welcome.

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Awwwesome Bzz Bzz! You seem getting my virus ;-)
    2. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 5 years ago
      Wow, you two are fast off the mark! Thanks for the love. Put them up specially for you, kyratango. :)
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Oh, how gorgeous! The colours are beautiful :-)
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      An adorable Victorian (tube hinge) brooch! Insects were a popular theme for jewelry in those times.
    5. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 5 years ago
      Thanks, you devil, you. And thanks FS for the additional info. Does anyone know how these would have been worn, where on the garment. Collar? In a swarm on the bosom?
    6. lentilka11, 5 years ago
      so pretty
    7. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 5 years ago
      Thanks for all the love. Does anyone else think CW should make 'entomological jewelry' its own category?
    8. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Yep, of course... at least, ME ;-)))
    9. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 5 years ago
      You are such a presence on CW, they might accept the suggestion, if it came from you. :)

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