The Aesthetic Period (1855-1901) of Victorian jewelry can be defined as one of reaction against previous jewelry periods. Victorians became disillusioned with fashions and furnishings and sought a way out of the conventions of the past, moving toward a time of more refined artistic taste. The new generation of jewelry designers rejected the heavy-handed, ornate jewelry pieces favored by their predecessors. They turned to simpler shapes and motifs from nature. Novelty jewelry also became widely popular, with jewel studded creatures at the forefront. Fashionable women wanted to achieve the impression that they were a bit naughty or frivolous thus showing the world they were modern and carefree.
This fantastically formed creature is ready to give you a delicious fright! Embellished with rose cut diamonds set in silver, bright blue and orange enameling, and rich 18 karat yellow gold on the head and the reverse, she will spin her web of allure around all who venture into her realm!
Dimensions: 13/4" x 1 1/8"
Weight: 10.3 grams
Materials: Gold, silver, Diamonds, Enamel
Metal: 18K yellow gold, Silver
Condition: Very good Antique condition commensurate with age and wear.