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    Posted 3 years ago

    kyratango
    (440 items)

    You know my greatest fears are... spiders and insects!
    You know too these in collecting jewelry are my greatest obsession ;-)

    So, this 8cm/3" wide specimen had to be part of the hoard!

    No marks, only flaw is a slight bump on the body.

    Very realistic (as far I can say, lol), even carved hairs on his legs!!!

    I think end of 19th/beginning of 20th.

    Mystery is what maker and how did it survive with all its legs till now... the only one I found similar in making is tiny, many legs missing, link to it in first comment.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Link to the broken similar spider pin:
      https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.fr%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F202520160249
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Oh wow!! It's VERY realistic Kyra!! I love it!
    3. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      As much as I would hate to run into a real spider like that in my house, I would gladly have this version :). Nice find
    4. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Scott, thanks for your Wow comment and love!
      Mrstyndall, same! :-D
      If I encounter a living one... YELLL AND RUN! EEeeeeek!
    5. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      Yikes!! With the stick pin, it looks like an inpaled specimen read to be stuck on a display board with a little ID tag!
      So realistic!
    6. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Awesome spider pin Pascale, in your photos it totally looks like a real Daddy Long Legs! Except what a fabulous diamond patterned silver & gold body, this is a magnificent find :)
    7. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Brunswick... your comment gave me goose bumps! It could be the beginning of a Stephen King novel :-))) thank you!

      Watchsearcher, yep, thanks! Frightening critter pin...

      Broochman, hi! Thank you for creepy crawling on this post, and leaving such a kind comment ;-)
      The beast happily stood quietly for the shoot!
      My east window sill is perfect for the light with the matt black sheet.

      Jenni! Right, nearly a Daddy Long Legs statue. THANK YOU!
      I certainly won't try to search for exact species of arachnid... Even watching photos of these frighten me: ARACHNOPHOBIA!
    8. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Looks armed and completely dangerous, but a beauty !~
    9. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Thanks Phil!
      I hope Spidy isn't as dangerous as he seems
      :-D
    10. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Thanks to all of you 10 Spidy lovers ;-)
    11. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 3 years ago
      <shudder> ummm, nope that's too *big* and too *realistic* for my house, even despite the artistry that must have went into it -- the first time the silly thing 'snuck up on me' sitting somewhere (at night in dim lighting maybe?) it would probably end up getting instantly *flattened* completely by the closest available shoe/book/etc...? <nono><lol>
    12. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Haha, AnythingObscure, that's why now it sits in a glass globe, away from my slippers ;-)))
    13. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      Eeeeek ..run...lol .nice shots of you little buddy '-)
    14. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 3 years ago
      Esp that 1st pic where you've got him 'crawling up on' the rock -- he's got such an aggressive pose already, but that pic *still* gives me the willies??!! <bang><crash><both rock and stickpin flying off somewhere in pieces>
    15. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Oh WOW, what a great Spider Brooch, and displayed and photographed perfectly! Thank you so much for posting Pascale, I'm in such envy! 8^O Just WOW! :^)
    16. maryh1956 maryh1956, 3 years ago
      Too realistic for my taste!
    17. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Yes, too realistic - so wonderful! I think it's in perfect shape because it was loved and cared for. Now, on to you!
    18. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Gary, Eeeek!!! Thank you for the nice shots opinion :-))

      AnythingObscure... NOOOooo! Run only, don't smash Spidy!!!! ;-)

      Bill, Thanks to YOU for your nice comment and compliment!

      Maryh, right... I'm not very comfortable handling it... But couldn't let it go!

      Dear Valentino! Thanks! I think it has never been worn, due to its big size, and the legs grasping any textile around them, lol!
    19. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Oh NOOOOO, haha I just imagined wearing this and it would last about 2 seconds because I am more than positive, even knowing I put the damn thing on, that if I were to glance down and see it!!! It would be squished, I'm telling you! I'd probably tear whatever piece of clothing it was attached to... Yep, I'd be in a complete frenzy trying to get it off me!!! (when I was a kid, hair down to my waist, a large brown grasshopper, had to be at least 4" long, got caught in my hair right by my face... Same thing, my reaction would be the same! LOL I'd have to send him to you to fix but make damn sure you didn't send this one back to me! xoxo
    20. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Haha, Shareurpassion! I can see the scene :-D
      That's why I WON'T WEAR IT!!!
      Thank you for your funny comment and lovely visit :-) XOXO
    21. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 2 years ago
      Love bugs in any form fake/alive and this one is terrific!
    22. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Hi Vintagelamp! Very happy to see the Green Lady here ;-))
      Thanks for appreciating the TERRIFYING SPIDER !

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