A silver plique-à-jour enamel and assorted gemstone butterfly brooch, with red, yellow and green plique-à-jour enamel wings, circular mixed cut ruby set eyes, oval mixed cut garnet set thorax, and marcasite set abdomen, with pin and roller catch, 31 x 20mm, 2.51g, together with a silver plique-à-jour enamel beetle brooch, set with cultured freshwater pearls and with circular mixed cut ruby set eyes, 26 x 21mm, 2.53g (2)
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Sold for £50
Rubies do not fit the collets - one is too small and one is too big. They are both glued in place.
Surface reaching inclusions to some of the marcasite.
Rubies are too small for collets, they are glued in place.
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