This is a fun little antique Art Nouveau flying bat brooch, dating to about 1900.
It has lots of detail including facial features, a notched tail and little toes, as well as webbing on the wings. The bat’s belly is set with a glass cabochon of blue with iridescent green. The metal appears to be a silvered base metal rather than real silver – there are hints of underlying gold toned metal showing along the bat’s arms, face and wing ridges. It is fitted with a c-clasp and an overly long pin stem typical to brooches of this era.
It is 3.2 cm across and 2 cm high (1.25″ by 0.75″)
No maker’s or other marks.
This brooch is in good vintage condition.
There is some slight wear to the silvertone as mentioned that gives a slight gold tinge to the raised areas, and doesn’t (in my opinion, anyway) spoil the look of the brooch. Otherwise there is no damage or flaws. The glass cabochon is bright and unchipped and the pin remains securely in the clasp.