ONHOLD Antique Art Nouveau Carved Cicada Insect Brooch
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Adventurous and decorative French Art Nouveau brooch featuring a carved cicada insect bug. With a bronzed colored body and large antennae, the wings of the piece are iridescent blue green with the graining apparent while viewing. Cicadas have been featured in literature since the time of Homer's Iliad, and as motifs in art as early as the Chinese Shang dynasty. They have also been used in myths and folklore to represent carefree living and immortality.
Materials: Brass pin stem
Measurements: 3.5 inches wide and 1 1/8 inches tall
Weight: 6.4 grams
Hallmarks: Mann Paris
Condition: In very good with no chips or nicks and the coloring predominantly in place. Lovely antique pin!