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    Posted 8 years ago

    Newtimes
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    I bought the green seahorse earclips together with a matching green bakelite bracelet. The earclips are actually galalith and not bakelite as I thought when I bought them. I still love them!
    These sort of jewelry was very popular during the art deco period.
    The brooch is a lizard I bought on a different occasion. Its not as scratched as it seems, its just really dirty and I tried to wipe it of with a wet cloth before I took the picture (not a good idea!). It says 'deposé' on the back. Its a pitty its not green, otherwise it would have been a reasonably good match with the earrings. One day I might find the matching bracelet, brooch and pendant with sea horses!
    I hope you enjoy them.

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    1. Newtimes Newtimes, 8 years ago
      Thanks Katzl, Hunter, valentino, Moonstonelover, vetraio50, DrFluffy, Manikin, kerry, Thoscahaba, sarahoff, bratjdd and Agram for loving my jewelry!
    2. Katzl Katzl, 8 years ago
      Maybe you already know, but if not- I can tell you that this jewellery was made by the first underwater filmmaker Jean Painlevé and his wife, Geneviève Hamon.
      They made a famous and groundbreaking film about the life of seahorses "L'Hippocampe", which inspired surrealism, and artists such as Man Ray, Bunuel, and more.
      His motto was "Science is Fiction".
      I think this brings another dimension to this beautiful jewellery!
    3. Newtimes Newtimes, 8 years ago
      Hey Katzl, thank you very much for your interesting comment. I did not know Jean Painlevé, I had only seen Jacques Cousteau.
      I looked up l'Hippocampe' on internet and its really nice to see.
      This is one of the reasons I like CW so much, you can learn so much.
      Thanks a lot!
    4. Katzl Katzl, 8 years ago
      You're welcome! It's always fun to share! :)
    5. LanceG LanceG, 8 years ago
      Those would be awesome cufflinks...

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