377:: 1950s Caterpillar BUG Sterling Silver Articulated 6¾”L Mexico brooch lapel pin

1950s MCM Caterpillar BUG Sterling Silver Articulated 6¾”L Mexico brooch lapel pin.

Articulated (that means it moves) stylized caterpillar – insect – bug. The center of the first three segments is stamped ‘925’ and those three are fixed (don’t move). From the fixed element, 12 moveable segments dangle, including a spiked tail. There are various versions of this brooch. It was a popular form. The better ones will have 12 moving graduated (diminishing in size) segments, of which the first eight segments will have each three ball-feet; the remaining three will have two ball-feet each, plus a triangular spiked tail. This one is one of the better versions.

Weight: 28g marked ‘925‘ (Sterling Silver)
Dimensions: 6¾”L

Mexico 1950s c.Reference number: 2020.377