Description & Technical information

The gold wings naturalistically modelled with enamelled markings in black, blue and red, the thorax and abdomen with black enamel and rose cut diamonds, cabochon ruby eyes, diamond set antennae, the wings hinged and opening to reveal two glazed locket compartments opening via a discrete pushbutton incorporated into the abdomen, the underside of the wings and the locket borders with engraved decoration, together with a fitted case featuring retailer's stamp for 'J. Speltz Sohn Frankfurt Y M'
Wingspan 6.8cm / 2 5/8''
Height 4.2cm / 1 5/8''
Weight: 27g

Date:  1880
Period:  19th century
Medium: Gold, enamel and diamond
Categories: Jewellery