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Stunning very old silver (vermeil?) enameled Limoges brooch

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Posted 2 years ago

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Agram.m
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Despite the damage in the enamel I think this is a wonderful Limoges brooch. In my opinion probably pretty old not only because of thee aforementioned damage but also by the beautiful decorative back. The pin closure is missing. A seed peal in the edge missing. I am planning to do an effort to repair this brooch (diameter 2.4 cm). This is according to you worth? And do you agree with me that this might be a very old brooch ? I appreciate your feedback!

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  1. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Thanks Kevin!
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    mustangtony thanks for loving
  3. DinoMan DinoMan, 2 years ago
    Vary Nice!!
  4. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    DinoMan thanks for your attention and loving
  5. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    Very Nice .... :)))
  6. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Moonstonelover21 thanks for loving
  7. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Bratjdd and ho2cultcha thanks for your attention and loving
  8. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    BELLIN68 thanks for your support by loving
  9. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    vetrai050 thanks for your interest and loving
  10. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 2 years ago
    Why Limoges? Is it marked Limoges? It looks Italian to me and Very Old I would think! RER (LOUMANAL)
  11. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Newtimes, thanks again for your interest and loving
  12. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    LOUMANAL, thanks for your reaction and loving. No there are no marks at all. But I think Limoges because of the special sparkling colors of the brooch that are often seen at Limoges enamel. I'v several jewelry pieces in Limoges and in comparison with them I think it could be indeed Limoges. But I'm not sure. Why your idea it's Italian and how old you think it is??
  13. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 2 years ago
    It looks to be enameling instead of painted Porcelain, looking at the damaged edges of the Renaissance Girl. I sold a similar "Madonna" brooch with the same metal backing (frame) that had an enameling over a stone-like material (darkish stone-almost metallic) that was signed on the back Italy. The colors were almost identical to this brooch. I am by no means an expert in Jewelry and I have admired all your postings. I was simply wondering if it was signed on the back to indicate Limoges. Your tastes in jewelry are impeccable. RER (BOB) LOUMANAL
  14. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 2 years ago
    That is a beautiful piece and looks to be very old.
  15. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    NativeJewelrylovers thanks for your attention and loving
  16. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    LOUMANAL thank you very much for your great compliment but you really remind me too much honor. As you see these two links :http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/83487-a-superbly-crafted-original-limoges-ena
    and the other; http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/35962-limoges-enamel-ring-elegant-girl-on-cob at both state Limoges.
    As you can see here, also this brooch made in te same type of enamel with the same vibrant colors as the specific of Limoges enamel. That's why I think this brooch is made there too (France) but much older than the mentioned two examples.
  17. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 2 years ago
    Just Beautiful! I agree that this one is much older than the one you linked us to. I guess that this one is also marked but would be difficult to remove from the holder. Certainly worth repairing!! RER (BOB)
  18. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    I think old and my first thought was Italian. BUT I am but an admirer no expert!
    How are you Agram?
  19. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    AmberRose, thanks for your attention and comment. I'm well and it's always a pleasure to see beautiful things on CW and to enjoying a passion is good for health I suppose. But how are you? It's still winter where you live? Here we have snow and light freezing, very late and unusual for this time of the year. You mentioned Italy, why was this your first thought? My first though was and is still France, Limoses but I could of course easily be wrong! Please your comment.!
  20. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    PhilDavidAlexanderMorris thank you very much for loving
  21. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Lisa thanks for your support and loving
  22. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Hedgewalker, pops52 and Manikin thanks for your support and loving.

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