Victorian Scarab Beetle Parure. Photo courtesy Michaan's Auctions
Gross Weight: 9.3 dwts. Including one iridescent green beetle measuring approximately 31 x 17 mm, framed in a 14k yellow gold leaf motif pendant-brooch frame together with a matching pair of beetle earrings accented by 14k yellow gold leaf motif mountings, completed by a French wire hook. Accompanied by original fitted pigskin leather box. Sold $5,605.00
Note: Some minor damage to the bottom of the beetle set in the pendant as well as slight overlapping of the wing on to the gold.
Michaan's Auctions. Fine Art, Furniture, Decorative Arts and Jewelry Auction. Friday, June 7, 2013. http://www.michaans.com