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    Posted 5 years ago

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    This vermeil brooch is a smaller version of a larger piece of filigree vermeil :
    The Santa Maria is a caravel of Columbus. A caravel from Portugese is: a small, highly maneuverable sailing ship developed in the 15th century by the Portugese to explore along the West African coast and into the Atlantic Ocean) An unique little handwork brooch from about 18880!
    The caravel of Christopher Columbus with the 4 authentic flags! This brooch has two.
    (The flags "Red with White Cross", enameled, the emblems are the "order of Christ Knight").The caravel "Sao Gabriel" of Vasco da Gama (1469 - 1524), with he 1497 the sea according India discovered was also with these same Christ Knight Order Flag flagged! ! !
    From Pope John XXII. was founded around the year 1320 this religious Knights Order. The original:Lisbon 1887 ("Marc Rosenberg") 833 silver god plated.
    This brooch originating from France. I show a picture of the hallmarks but can not identify. You may be able to tell you about something more??

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    1. Newtimes Newtimes, 5 years ago
      This is really magnificent Agram!
      Maybe I should start to look for the 'Nina', one of his other ships
    2. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      freiheit, sarahoff, Newtimes, valentino97, geo26e, vetraio50, SEAN68, kerry10456, DrFluffy, blunderbuss, and aghcollectaghcollect. Thank you all for your interest and loving.
    3. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      Newtimes, thanks for your comment and I found this in your downstairs neighbor (France). So you may not need to look that far. You will hear from me shortly be linked to our e-mail exchange. Probably a good weekend,
    4. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Awesome brooch Agram.m. The detailing in this is stunning.
    5. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
      Beautiful! Gorgeous!
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      toolate2, LeahGoodwin, SEAN68, AmberRose, trunkman, and freiheit thanks for your interest, loving and comment.
    7. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      PadmeLupin, toolate2, LeahGoodwin, SEAN68, and AmberRose thanks for loving and attention.
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Hello Agram, while searching for other information for myself I found photos on line with ships like this. In one case the very similar brooch was said to be made by a Company called Safir in portugal. When I searched 'filigree portugal' I found plenty of images of very similar brooches. You could do the same and see what information you can find about age and maker. Best wishes and have a nice weekend!
    9. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      Elisabethan What a fantastic help detect the authenticity of my filigree brooch. It's not just for me, a good way to detect filigree jewelry but also for all other collectors.
      And you help as this is definitely Portuguese filigree work! Once again thank you very much hope even to help you!
    10. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      CindB, PatSea, idcloisonne, petey and PadmeLupin thanks you all for your interest and loving.

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