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VICTORIAN sterling silver brooch with the saying Ye Spider and Ye Flie (fly) with raised insects

VICTORIAN sterling silver brooch with the saying "Ye Spider and Ye Flie (fly)" with raised insects and a scalloped edge, 1-5/8" by 1" and heavy for it's size. The maker's mark on the back is "H&M", and the registration mark is for the date November 16,1880.

The design is a fly on a branch facing a spider in his web with the saying engraved in the top left rectangle. This saying came from a nursery rhyme written by Mary Howatt in 1828.

The Prince of Whales often gave Victoria gifts with this novelty theme, including a bracelet.

This can be seen in Davidov & Dawes book "Victorian Jewelry" page 45 for a "Ye Spider and Ye Flie" brooch. This piece is also shown on page 25 of the book "Jewellery in the Age of Victoria". View View View View

Product #38313
Price: $238.00
All items in excellent vintage condition unless otherwise noted.
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$25.00 - UPS (insured, 2nd day, weekdays only)

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For now at least, we will no longer ship outside the US.

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