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Unusual Antique Early 20th Century Bohemian Garnet Stag Beetle Brooch Pin
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This is a remarkable antique stag beetle brooch. The stag beetle is beautifully crafted in gold washed silver, with a very fine attention to form and detail. The distinctive shape of the beetle is set with a multitude of vibrant dark red Bohemian garnets.
In Norse mythology, the stag beetle is associated with Thor, the god of thunder and lightning. In British folklore, the stag beetle was believed to summon thunder and lightning storms. The stag beetle (and the scarab beetle) are associated with Christ in the modern German Christian tradition; Albrecht Dürer equated the two in several paintings. This is a beautiful piece of jewelry with a rich tapestry of symbolism behind it.
Measures 1 7/8" x 5/8". Total weight of 9.1 grams. In overall excellent condition with some light general surface wear commensurate with age and normal use. The pinback may be a replacement; there is some evidence of soldering though it is not very visible. Free shipping in the continental US.
Age: Early 20th Century
Region of Origin:
Price Comparison: $300+ at fine antiques gallery
Product ID: 77143
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