An Antique Gem-set Spider Brooch

English, c.1880


the thorax mounted with an old mine cut diamond in a silver collet, the abdomen comprising of a single natural saltwater grey pearl, the eyes denoted by a pair of ruby cabochons with two gold pedipalps, the legs mounted with rosecut diamonds, all mounted in silver and gold.

Accompanied by a GIA certificate stating that the pearl is of natural saltwater origin, weighing approximately 26 grains.

Length: 3.5cm
Width: 3cm