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This lot contains only (1) Bee. They usually came in graduated sets. I have seen some sets in Costume Jewelry guides. But if you would like to add this one gorgeous gold colored (small) Bee to your collection of Bees, this is your opportunity.
The bee brooch is approx. 1 inch long and 1 1/8 inches wide from wing tip to wing tip.
The moving part that holds the cross bar in place on the clasp is missing.Only the half circular piece , the cross bar , and the crossbar mount remains in tact.
The piece is signed in uppercase print "JOSEFF HOLLYWOOD" on a small rectangle with pointed ends, in the upper part of the bee's body, centered between the wings.
The bee has a layer of green tarnish on the underside of the body area and a scratch mark where it seems someone has tried to test to see if it was made of precious metal.
Sorry about the crudy photos...but I'm still learning how to take good pictures. Actually I scanned this particular item because I couldn't get a good photo with my camera.
I've had the piece for about 20+years...found it at a Thrift Shop in California. I've never attempted to polish it so its in the same condition that it was when I bought it. I'm a country girl and love insects that don't bite...such as this cute little bee brooch.
Hope this information helps you in assessing the piece.Thanks for your interest.