Art Nouveau Horn Carved Hornet Bug Pin
An artistic and very unusual pin from the Art Nouveau (ca1910) era! This unique piece piece is made of hand-carved horn, forming the shape of an elaborate hornet. The pin is particularly large in size and wonderfully detailed, exhibiting carved texture on the front surface and variations in color to depict the hornet's body. All four of the wings are elongated and very translucent, giving the piece a layered look. Attached to the back of the hornet's body is a bar pin and "c" catch clasp. A marvelous Art Nouveau piece, its unusual design looks very striking when worn. It is sure to make a very special and one-of-a-kind addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The pin measures 1 3/4" tall, 2" wide, and approximately 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the pin is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the carved horn, and the clasp is secure and in good working condition.