Early 1900's Enameled Crab Brooch, Light Teal, Fancy Crab, Mandarin/Chinese Design, 1"
Vintage Light Teal Enameled/Guilloche Fancy Crab Brooch - it has a mandarin or Chinese flare to it. Early 1900's. I at first thought it was a moth but, having handled crabs, I realize it has very crab-like attributes and it has it's claws tucked under it's antenna and the other feathery part of the crab at it's face. It is very layered. There is some mild wear of the enamel on the left elbow of the tucked claw. It is still very nice given it's age. It has a C Clasp on the back and the pin extends to the far edge of the crab. I'd still call in good condition, just not perfect. This came from a Florida estate - keep watching many more items from the 1800's to current coming soon. See photos.
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