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1880s Goldstone Bug Brooch (on white background)
1880s Goldstone Bug Brooch (on black background0
1880s Goldstone Bug Brooch (backside)
1880s Goldstone Bug Brooch (side view)
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1880s Goldstone Bug Brooch

1880s Goldstone Bug Brooch (on white background)
1880s Goldstone Bug Brooch (on black background0
1880s Goldstone Bug Brooch (backside)
1880s Goldstone Bug Brooch (side view)
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An unusual Victorian-era bug/beetle brooch with a molded goldstone body and brass legs. Goldstone (also known as aventurine) is made with a unique process that suspends copper in crystal. It's been used in jewelry since the 18th century.

Materials

Goldstone (copper flecked glass), Brass

Date

Late 19th Century

Condition

Very Good.

Size

1 x 1 Inch