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1900s French Nouveau Carved Horn Moth Cicada Brooch with Rhinestones

1900s French Nouveau Carved Horn Moth Cicada Brooch with Rhinestones

Regular price £264.00
Absolutely stunning 1900s Art Nouveau brooch in carved horn depicting a cicada or moth with outspread wings. The body has a crved criss cross pattern surrounded by rows of diamonté rhinestones and spaced with little silver tone studs, which are also along the antenna.
  • These little beauties are so rare and collectible and I love the shape and design of this one.
  • It's got a vibe of a Georges Pierre but is unsigned, I would estimate it as French though.
  • French carved horn brooch, unsigned.
  • Circa 1890-1915, and suggest French origin
  • Moth or cicada with outspread wings
  • Diamonté rhinestones
  • Art Nouveau
  • Rare collectable jewellery

Measures approx' 3 1/4" long

It's a wee bit grubby, (I've left it as is for the patina, it should come clean with care) and missing a few studs but otherwise it's pretty spectacular.


Vintage sizing is very different to modern day sizes, they usually are at least 2 sizes smaller depending on the era of manufacture. So to ensure a good fit please go by the measurements provided. I measure the garment laid flat edge to absolute edge then double, which give the maximum, you will need to measure your own clothes to compare sizing


All items will be sold 'As Is'. Most items are either; dry cleaned,steam cleaned, hand washed or put through the washer unless they arrive in good order or are too old and fragile or otherwise noted.

If they're likely to have attracted a moth then they go straight in the freezer for a few days to kill eggs, this is especially so with fur.

We describe these items to the best of our ability. We check each item carefully and will try to list any notable flaws. These are vintage items and wear consistent with age is normal and should be expected.

Items may be larger or smaller than my mannequin or model and may be clipped or pinned to show fit.


In our opinion vintage garment possibly in original packaging, never used. – mint condition as new and may have original labels or in original packaging These items will not be unpacked or washed as it would compromise their originality, therefore they may have fading, staining or other issues from years of storage.


The item has been worn but is in a perfect or near perfect vintage condition.


Worn, with some general, but minimal signs of wear.

4. GOOD :

Will show signs of wear possibly needing a small repair or missing a button.

5. WORN :

Well worn with signs of wear such as a tear, several missing buttons or areas of staining.

6. POOR :

Not fit for wear, but a useful item for research or display.

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