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Hand-carved into a Gorgeous Scene with a Magnificient Greyhound Brooch from the late 1800's.

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    Posted 9 years ago

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    They told me this is a hand-carved into a gorgeous scene with a Magnificient Greyhound scene from the late 1800's. One finest & beautifully carved Ivory/Bone Brooches I've ever seen, this beautiful Greyhound stand upon a rocky outcrop with lovely mossy around him. The outer frame is sculpted into a gracefully scrolling 3-dimensinal design associated with the Victorian Era. It is a lovely natural ivory color with a soft age patina. Splendidly accented with leafy accents all around its pretty flowing framework. A truly rare & enchanting Georgian/ early Victorian Treasure. The artist was wonderfully skilled to have achieved such delicate openwork !Even the ribs of the dog are visible! The hound's legs are only the width of a single millimeter (!!!)
    And this exquisite Antique Brooch measures 1.6"(4.1 cm.) tall, with its original 2-piece "C" clasp that screws directly into the back.
    Very well cared for through more than a century, it is in Excellent Condition !
    I leave two photos (number 3 and 4) taken by a loupe number 3 the Greyhound and number four seen from the back. It feels smooth and soft, and there are not really seen little holes as often in bone cavities.
    My my question to you: "Is this brooch bone or Ivory? Please your opinion"!!!
    After so much reactions also on Facebook and looking again under a magnifier I came to the conclusion this brooch is made of some kind of bone. An Ivory specialist told me probably dated 1800s or early 1900s!

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    1. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Manikin and freiheit thanks for your interest and loving. Can you tell more about it as I ask in the description?
    2. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      toolate2 thanks for interest and loving
    3. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Reds60 thanks for your interest and loving
    4. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      catteann, walksoftly, vetraio50, aghcollect and pawsitrack thanks for interest and loving.
    5. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 9 years ago
      It's stunning and It was featured on CW's facebook.
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      DrFluffy thanks for your hint that's on facebook and thanks for loving and comment.
    7. Newtimes Newtimes, 9 years ago
      Its stunning! I dont see any schreger lines, so I dont think its ivory
    8. rembrant, 9 years ago
      it looks french or maybe Italian to me victorian style carving may be 1850-1880. a very fine quality piece looks ivory.
    9. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Rembrant thanks for looking and your useful comment!
    10. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Newtimes thanks for your comment and loving. And I think you're right see my description. Is is probably made of bone but very old. 1800s of early 1900s.
    11. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      SEAN68, blunderbuss2, catteann, walksoftly, vetraio50 and aghcollect thank you all for your interest and loving.
    12. davyd286, 9 years ago
      It is made from a cross section of a stag antler horn.
    13. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      Davyd286 thanks for your comment and you could be right!
    14. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      valentino97, thanks for your loving and comment. But sold as a posh ski resort seems to me not very likely because this brooch is made in the late 19th - early 19th century. Your last supposition would certainly be true.
    15. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 9 years ago
      Its gorgeous. So well carved. I love it!!
    16. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      vintagefran thanks for your very nice compliment and loving!
    17. Agram.m Agram.m, 9 years ago
      SEAN68 and trawls11 thanks for loving
    18. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 8 years ago
      I've seen quite a few similar pieces here but not with a greyhound, which makes me think of England but they could be found elsewere ofcourse. The ones I have seen has been with a raindeer and made of bone, not ivory. I will look in a digital museum for you when I get the time, see if I can find more info. Your piece is really beautiful. I think you're right about the date.
    19. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      Elisabethan thanks for your valuable comment and loving. I'm awaiting your searching, and thank you again for the time you will spend for me!
    20. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      CindyB you are too kind, thanks!
    21. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 8 years ago
      Hello Agram! You are most welcome. I value our jewelry discussions so I enjoy doing this. I´ve sent some files from the museum digitalarcive to you today. Have a look and we can continue our "talk" there. If there is any information you find interesting in the files or any conclusions you can draw from it you can choose if you want to write it here. I think you will like the files .... :)
    22. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 8 years ago
      I ment to write, check your email :)

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