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Posted 2 years ago

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vetraio50
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I have not always looked for jewellery at my haunts. The 'eye' is trained to do other things, I suppose. But then every once in a while I see something of interest in a box while I'm looking for treasure in the trash. On this occasion it was boredom at the Rozelle markets one Saturday morning a few years ago when I saw this little brooch. No marks and so the dealer had it cheap. But it was the fact that it combined two metals that interested me.
But no marks means "not so easy to attribute", too.
Perhaps someone will help me here?
It looks Japanese in a way.
Almost Art Nouveau!
Nice silver wire work on a gold bar and pin.

Hmmm

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  1. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Hmm, strange
    This is the type of piece that could have been made in about 20 different countries within the last 80 years, its very difficult to accurately pin it down without having seen extremely similar work, by the same workshop.
    Its quite an attractive piece nonetheless, and gold is always desirable
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Stillwater for your comments. I agree and Australia (among those odd twenty?) could well be one of them. It has an Arts and Crafts look to it.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mustangT!
  4. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Yeah, I think that this is one of those cases where the country it was found it should be first on the list of suspects. I've never seen jewelry from Australia before, come to think of it...

    You should start looking for jewelry V! I bet you'd be really good at it! Its a great way to subsidize your collecting, it can really pay off with the price of gold where it is. Heck, when I was in my late teens, gold-huting alone put food in my mouth for years. Just going around to estate sales, thrift stores, and flea markets looking for unmarked gold
  5. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Very pretty vettraio50...simple and delicate!...:-)
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hi Stillawter. I just get carried away by glass to tell the truth. Manic obsession. The clever ones have been collecting jewelry. My former partner was always out buying scrap gold and did well out of it. If I see anything interesting though I will snap it up. Australian jewellery is very sought after here. The Victorian pieces are rare these days.
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks inky, Sean and walksoftly too!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks AR8Jason!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks newtimes and to you too Agram!
  10. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    Hi! That is a C-clasp, look:
    A C Clasp is named because the part of the clasp that holds the pin in place is formed in the shape of a C. The earliest ones are just a rounded wire. Sohttp://collectingvintagejewelry.blogspot.com/2009/03/todays-vintage-jewelry-word-c-clasp.html other early styles include a more solid piece with a flattened top. As you can see from the photos below, there is not much to hold the pin in place.

    Most brooches used C Clasps up until about 1900. Around this time, the locking C clasp was invented which used a locking mechanism to keep the pin from falling away from the C. Most brooches made today use some version of the locking C Clasp.
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Newtimes, czechman, Geno an to you too toracat.

    Thanks for the info. Great data.
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Phil!
  13. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    Hello Stillwater thinks my statue is very, very, old ivory! See new photo I put up of it!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Thanks toracat, I will!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks petey!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mark and miKKo!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks BHock!
  18. BHock45 BHock45, 2 years ago
    you're most welcome!
  19. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    seems that little flower has been copied all over the world -- common in mexican jewelry as well as some of the jewelry from norway and sweden -- the mexicans loved to use the mixed metals more so than the other countries however -- have a great weekend kev -- hugs to paul also
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks epson233!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Tlynnie1942!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks DrFluffy, bratjdd and Agram too!
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks NICOLEJERELEN and FREIHEIT too!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks NADIA!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks AGRAM!
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks SEAN 'n AGHCOLLECT!
  27. WildFlour, 7 months ago
    Looks a lot like a brooch I have from my Swedish Grandparents, 1880's late Victorian, mixed metals, brass and silver, pewter. I don't have a picture of mine, but yours instantly reminded me of it.
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks WILDFLOWER!

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