Elisabethan

Scandinavia

For as long as I can remember I have been interested in in old things and things that carry a history. I still remember when I, as a young child, saved some old bookFor as long as I can remember I have been interested in in old things and things that carry a history. I still remember when I, as a young child, saved some old books from being thrown away after my grandparents had died and the house was being sold. I kept the books hidden and safe, as my secret treasure, for meny years. Today I´m glad I was so determined, the oldest book is from 1748. At the age of 7 I already had a strong feeling that old things needs to be treated with respect. I guess it all started there, the interest in finding and caring for old or special things. The collector soul in me was born. Recently I found a growing interest in silver jewelry. I tought I was drawn to simple elegant designs but I´m learning more about my taste everyday. I´m humble about this whole thing as I find it hard to call myself a collector, I just recently realized I have this condition. I don´t know a lot, but I do know what I like and I also like research. I´m looking forward to share and to read about other peoples pieces and collections. (Read more)

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Help needed with this brooch - post # 3 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Help needed with this brooch - post #2 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Help needed to identify age and origin of this brooch - post #1 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
West german vintage plastic and rhinestone earclips - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Green swirl bakelite bangle  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
A post for melaniej, the yellow vintage necklace on its own - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Georgian paste brooches  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Bakelite chocolate fudge bangle with marbeling   - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
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Prystal bakelite/catalin eggyolk earclips  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

Comments

  1. Peasejean there was no JPE but still there is a chance with the left symbol mark. Can you please show me a close up of the symbol straight from above, there seams to be an angle in your photo. I will ...
  2. I have found a long list of makersmark symbols for Finland. I'll have a look and get back to you (200 pages)
  3. For marks made after 1960 there is another database called Tukes, I enclose link and you can read the homepage in english and to the right in the Pink frame you see the nameregister the problem is tha...
  4. Hello :) Thankyou now I can see better. I'm still wondering. The 925 could be because it was made for export normaly they write for exempel 813H where H is for silver and the purity can be higher than...
  5. http://www.leimat.fi/en/
  6. Hello, I can't see the mark very well but I don't understand the JPE mark. It doesn't sound right. Try this link (you can have it in english) in order to see how finish marks are usually composed. Sa...
  7. I'm not familiar with Instone, was he an american juweller? The brooch is very nice.
  8. Thankyou sklo42!
  9. Very beautiful! Would love to have them.
  10. Very stylish and cool!
  11. Ok, I thought those where more translusent and darker brown. That's interesting :) Thankyou
  12. Lovely!
  13. Efesgirl that amazing! Great for you! No idea about the mark but it has a catholic feel about it?
  14. Yes thankyou kyratango, great!
  15. Thankyou kyratango, I have emailed you :)
  16. Kyratango I would like to show you some more leads, would it be possible for me to email you? You could write your emailadress here and i delade it right away.
  17. Great kyratango, that's good. Some of your marks looked more alike my mark than others.
  18. Thankyou kyratango!!
  19. Thankyou dear fellow CW friends: caperkid, martika, aura, Valentino, vetraio, jscott, mikelv, manikin, TassieDevil, fleafinder, Racer4four !!
  20. Yes Kyratango this is true, looks the same. How meny pieces do you have with this mark? See my answer in my other post with closeup of the mark.
  21. TassieDevil thankyou!
  22. Thankyou Valentino that's an interesting idea!
  23. Thankyou for helping Efesgirl, great link even if I didn't find all answers this time. Will use it again.
  24. Thankyou kyratango for your respons! I have answered you in another post. Thankyou everyone, still looking for answers.
  25. Thankyou dear fellow CW friends: caperkid, martika, Efesgirl, aura, Valentino, vetraio, jscott, mikelv, TassieDevil, Philipdmorris, Racer4four, kyratango!!
  26. Thankyou kyratango for this interesting discussion. I think period_gems (in your post) might be on to something even if I can't find the answer. I googled Murrle Bennett & Co and the founder came ...
  27. Ment to write "strange mix" about my brooch.
  28. I think period_gems might be on to something even if I can't find the answer. I googled Murrle Bennett & Co and the founder came from Pforsheim Germany. The 925 together with a makers mark after can b...
  29. Which it was mine! What a find. I have visited Acoma Pueblo and love their work! There is nothing else like it. Here's a link for you in your search: http://www.pueblodirect.com/artist.html
  30. A usefull link maybe as it also talks about identfication by clay: http://www.cajunc.com/art-american-pottery#otheridentifiers This might not be a native american piece so looking outside of that...
  31. This is beautiful!
  32. Wow! Smashing!! So you collect odd pieces of bakelite in order to make new pieces of fantastic jewelry? Where do you find them all, here I don't see any of this.
  33. Oh this is wonderful and fun! You're done such a great job!
  34. I love it!
  35. Thankyou vintageforever!
  36. Pebble and vintageforever thankyou!
  37. Thankyou vintageforever!
  38. Beautiful collection!
  39. Very nice!
  40. Thankyou Valentino and Martika!
  41. Bettyb00 thankyou!
  42. Bettyb00 thankyou for your nice coment!
  43. Thankyou sweet Valentino!
  44. Thankyou Onegoodfind, Bettyb00, ho2cultcha!
  45. Thankyou bladerunner22!
  46. Thankyou catbulger, Sean and BelleEpoque
  47. From the style and the setting of the stone I agree with Valentino and say Afghanistan and I would like to add Pakistan as well. If it's lapis, which I can't tell, they use it a lot in jewelry in tha...
  48. From the style and the setting of the stone I agree with Valentino and say Afghanistan and I would like to add Pakistan as well. If it's lapis, which I can't tell, they use it a lot in jewelry in tha...
  49. Hi, could it be made from some kind of horn or something and dyed?
  50. Nice necklace, how can you tell bogoak from other types of wooden beads? I have never seen bogoak in real life. Love the part about the ghost by the way :) I can tell you also love jewelry!
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