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Posted 6 months ago


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This little fellow bears the marks for Meyle & Mayer.
Stamped "Depose", "sterling" and the Mayle & Mayer maker's mark of a dragonfly, 22cm steel pin, 4cm large, 3cm long.
Had it for a loong time without notifying the dragonfly stamp at the very bottom of the abdomen
When I bought it, there was a second one, pin attach broken, which I
don't bought ... Bitterly regret, Sight...


  1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 months ago
    Love the Bee :-)
  2. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 months ago it!!
  3. period_gems period_gems, 6 months ago
    :O So much lovely!

    We always remember the ones that got away.
  4. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 months ago
    cool beans.............
  5. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 months ago
    Beautiful. I love it!
  6. toracat toracat, 6 months ago
    Beeeee u tiful!!!
  7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 months ago
  8. Hatpinholly, 6 months ago
    Your French plique-a-jour hatpin is STUNNING. You SHOULD regret not buying the other! If you ever feel like you don't want this anymore, contact me!!!

    Holly ;-)
  9. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 6 months ago
    This is a lovely, lovely bee. You can see the fantastic quality from underneath. I would so happily have him in my collection. He's also pictured in the Jugendstil-Schmuck book in a fantastic red, blue & yellow combo. Try not to feel too bad about overlooking the other one, he's a real treasure.
  10. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
    Thanks Holly, Toracat, Sean and Jewels1900 for your kind comments, and thanks all for your loves!
    BzzBzz ;-)
  11. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
    Thanks too Newtmes Antiquerose and DrFluffy for your loves! :-)
  12. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
    Just saw this dragonfly, 161285175655 item
    Don't you think it is a shame to clean as much an remove all the patina?
  13. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 6 months ago
    Looks like that poor little chap has been dipped. Hate dipping.
  14. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
    You're right!!! Dipping & rhodium plating on silver diamond 19th jewels! Grrr.
  15. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 6 months ago
    Love insect pins, have very few now and not my best anymore. This one is very beautiful.
  16. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
    Thanks Phil! :-)
  17. idcloisonne idcloisonne, 4 months ago
    Some collectors go ga-ga over insect pins, I really like the detailed body, and the enamelled wings.
    Patina is really a personal taste. It depends if you plan to keep it and wear it, or sell it.
    I you wish to wear it, my approach is a gentle clean with a bit of soapy water and a toothbrush, then gentle drying, and finally a bit of buffing with a jeweler's cloth. This way I know it's clean, still has most of the patina, but also shows that it's an antique sterling silver and gilt metal piece.
  18. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 4 months ago
  19. MrsWarren MrsWarren, 4 months ago
    Double LOVE.
  20. kyratango kyratango, 4 months ago
    Totally agree with you idcloisonne! But be careful not to wash paste or rhinestone jewellery (1920 silver costume jewelry) wich is not open back !
    Thanks to you, Virginia.vintage and MrsWarren for your loves and warm comments :-)
  21. idcloisonne idcloisonne, 4 months ago
    You are right kyratango, after I wrote my comment, thought, toothbrush? might be too harsh for those delicate wings.
    I have also learned about rhinestones jewelry and dead rhinostones due to being wet.
  22. kyratango kyratango, 2 months ago
    Many, many thanks to the 38 lovers!
  23. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 months ago
    Just saw this...beautiful. So organic and earthy. Holly's comment just cracked me up...don't we all have regrets while hunting.

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