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A: Good stories82 of 207Tortoise Elaborated Domed Piqué  Brooch and Locket Emergency Water Keg from a Very Old Yacht
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Posted 3 years ago


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I bought this brooch last year. I just love photo-related jewelry, lockets and so on. It touches my romantic soul.
The handsome fellow came with the brooch. He looks like he just got married or something.
I dont know what happened to the back of the brooch...Was there a hook or something so you could wear it as a pendant?
There is also a traditional c-clasp with the original hinged pin stem. It extends beyond the edge of the brooch which was right for that era 1860-1870
I really like it. The bad thing is I never wear brooches. So maybe I just have to get it restored/transformed to be wearable as a pendant.
Oh and I should look at those little markings on the back. Never thought of that before.


  1. pops52 pops52, 3 years ago
    Very nice!
  2. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 years ago
    Thanks Bellin68 and pops52 for the love
  3. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 years ago
    Thanks gale50, kerry104, walksoftly, mustangtony and vetraio50 for the love.
    Gee, I never thought so much people would love it as much as I do, since the back looks so bad.

    I looked at the marks but I could not decipher them. I don't care. Mystery men are far more intruiguing ;-)
  4. Zowie Zowie, 3 years ago
    It looks to be Art Nouveau & I don't think they had a back & in not all cases did they also convert to pendants.
  5. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 years ago
    Thanks Zowie for the information
  6. davyd286, 3 years ago
    It looks like it has space on back for another compartment that's now gone, may be glass?
  7. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 years ago
    davyd286, maybe, I never thought about that possibility before. Thanks!
    Agam and Gale50, thanks for the love
  8. davyd286, 3 years ago
    If it did have a compartment, say, for hair or another memento, and someone had tried to pry it open, that could possibly explain the damage.
  9. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 years ago
    davyd286 yes you could be right
  10. Newtimes Newtimes, 3 years ago
    Thanks Hunter and lisa for the love

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