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Scandinavian Silver and Amber Beetle
Huge silver brooch and/or pendant in the form of a beetle, set with an amber body.
Gently contoured, with its rounded head, complete with bulging eyes, six legs, and folded wings all fashioned from silver and a narrow strip of silver running centrally down its back in a straight line over the amber.
At the front, its little feelers curl under, forming a fixed bale through which the silver chain can easily be thread should it be worn as a pendant.
On the back is fixed a substantial pin with a roll-over clasp for use as a brooch.
No marks at all but we feel sure its Scandinavian, although from precisely which country we are unsure.
Measuring 10.5 cm in length, with the necklace chain approximately 61 cm long.