made in St. Petersburg between 1882 and 1898
A 14K gold brooch is modeled as a flying bee. The brooch is embellished with cabochon cut garnets, faceted sapphires, rose cut diamonds and rubies.
Marked with 56 zolotnik old Russian gold standard (on pin guard), St. Petersburg assay mark (two crossed anchors and a scepter) and maker’s initials ‘Ю У’ on body and pin. The pin is detachable. Therefore, the bee could be converted into a pendant.
Width 34 mm (1 3/8 in.)