A LATE 19TH CENTURY GEM AND DIAMOND-SET DRAGONFLY BROOCH - Realistically modelled, the rose-cut diamond-set pierced wings mounted en tremblant to the cushion shaped ruby body, the polished head with square-cut emerald eye detail, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1890.
A superb enamel and gem-set Cicada brooch, by Boucheron. The wings of green and blue plique-á-jour enamel with calibré-cut sapphire detail to the old-cut diamond set body and eyes of chrysoberyl cats-eye, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1890.:
A TSAVORITE GARNET, DIAMOND AND RUBY BUTTERFLY BROOCH The pavé-set diamond body, centering upon a pear-shaped rose-cut diamond, enhanced by cabochon ruby eyes and rose-cut diamond antennae, extending sculpted pavé-set diamond and tsavorite garnet wings, with polished gold stylized veining, mounted in silver and gold, (with concealed hoops for suspension)
Rare French Emerald and Diamond Dragonfly Brooch in the manner of Fouquet. The wings in platinum set with diamonds, and the body set with emeralds, and two cabochon sapphires for the eyes as well as cabochon rubies, in the manner of Alphonse/Fouquet, French, circa 1890.
Vintage Silver Butterfly Brooch by Hroar Prydz of Norway
Fabulous Butterfly Pin This is a monumental 14 kt yellow gold plique a jour butterfly pin - the mother of all butterfly pins!! This magnificent plique a jour pin, ca 1990, is in the Victorian style. The colors are unbelievable, rich and warm. The pin is engraved on the back with the maker's name and the carat weight of all stones. I am not familiar with this maker - "Zen," but his work is incomparable.