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My Grandmother's ART NOUVEAU Pin

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Fine Jewelry Pins and Brooches255 of 401Antique Victorian Huge Moss Agate Sterling Brooch Germany 40mm x 30mmTortoise Shell Piqué brooch inlaid with gold and silver
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Posted 3 years ago


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This is the only Jewelry item that I have of my Grandmother who passed away in the 1950's at 84 years old. I suppose that she would have been wearing this as a young girl/lady in the late 1800's-early 1900's. I have always wondered what material it was made of (french ivory-plastics?), especially the filigreed flower basket in the center. It is marked "MADE IN FRANCE" on the back and measures 1 1/2" square. I was told that she wore it in the front of her buttoned-up collar and that she looked quite regal. Thanks everyone for your perusal & help, RER (LOUMANAL)


  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 3 years ago
    Most beautiful! : )
  2. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 3 years ago
    Thanks mustangtony, mikkoChristmas11 and subversivegrrl for the Love!! RER (LOUMANAL)
  3. davyd286, 3 years ago
    Is the white part shiny like mother of pearl or matte?
  4. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 3 years ago
    It is smooth like early plastics...catalin/french ivory but it is inlaid with pearl-like decorations. RER (LOUMANAL
  5. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 3 years ago
    Thanks AmberRose, vetraio50, birdie and pops52 for the Love! RER (BOB)
  6. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Sort of piqué (for piqué look at: )inlaid with mother of pearl or perhaps even silver? This kind of clasp was made between 1890 and 1920's. That's all I could tell you for the time being.
  7. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 2 years ago
    Thank you Agram.m! Your Turtoise shell Pique Jewelry is wonderful. I agree that the treatment on this brooch is the same type of "pique" treatment. I appreciate your help very much!! BOB

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