Victorian Brass and Red Glass Bug Pin

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A ruby red bug with curly legs. The abdomen, thorax, and head are created from molded glass that is a transparent deep ruby red. The glass is not foil backed but the color does glow due to the brass backing. The dark speckles on the glass are the bubbles and imperfections within the glass. The brass has tarnished unevenly beneath the abdomen giving it a rather mottled appearance upon close examination. The accents on its body and its curly legs are created from gold washed brass. The metal has acquired a very nice aged brass patina where the gold wash has worn away. EXtremely Fine condition with no damage to glass or metal. Several extremely tiny flea bites to the piece of glass that comprises the thorax. Older C type clasp. Not signed. Gift boxed. (The box is not vintage.)
(Item #10712)

  • Circa: 1910-1930
  • Composition: Brass & molded red faceted glass.
  • Size: 1-1/2 inches from head to tip of abdomen. 3/4 inch from side to side.

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