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Posted 4 years ago

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These two were a tip find about 20 years ago, they were made in 1911 & 1918 by Charles Horner and assayed in chester both silver hallmarked & enamelled but sadly some enamel has come off , they are typical deco style and very nice the pendant is about 3" inc chain and the butterfly 40mm wing to wing..


  1. surfdub66 surfdub66, 4 years ago
    Actually the butterfly could probably be a bat, looking at the legs its more than likely!!
  2. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 4 years ago
    These are stunning... I have been looking for them on ebay for a very long time.... Either not pretty enough or two expensive. Great collection...
  3. surfdub66 surfdub66, 4 years ago
    Yes stunning is a good word for them!! There is a similar one on ebay right now which says it was designed by Archibold Knox (Libertys) its the butterfly/ bat but slightly different as its a necklace and not a brooch. £325.
    Which suprised me...
    many thanx to all, simon
  4. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
    Very very nice
  5. surfdub66 surfdub66, 4 years ago
    Thanks zowie;-)
  6. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
    Pleasure I love the colour I don't know if it's me at the moment but my picture seems a bit blurred it could be because of my headache playing with the eyes.
  7. surfdub66 surfdub66, 4 years ago
    The pics are slightly blurred, the camera on my tab isnt too good , think ill have to start using my camera ..
    thanx simon
  8. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
    In my case I'm just not to good at taking photos so I cannot blame the camera Zowie
  9. surfdub66 surfdub66, 4 years ago
    Ha, the camera is ok normally but no good for close ups, you've gotta stand back and zoom in then the pics aren't too good...
  10. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
    Is your name Simon
  11. surfdub66 surfdub66, 4 years ago
    Hi zowie , yes my name is simon
  12. Newtimes Newtimes, 4 years ago
    They are art nouveau btw :-)
  13. surfdub66 surfdub66, 4 years ago
    Thanx newtimes ;-) I put deco as I saw similar listed on ebay as deco, i wasnt sure !! When I listed them .. cool designs .. love that period
  14. surfdub66 surfdub66, 4 years ago
    Thanks freiheit & FanciGirl for your lovez :-))
  15. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Ha! A repair project! ;-)
  16. surfdub66 surfdub66, 4 years ago
    Thanks jewels for the love :-))
  17. surfdub66 surfdub66, 4 years ago
    Thanks kyratango for your love ;-))
  18. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    You may try my technique!

    Material used for my restorations:

    = jewellers fiberglass pencil brush (brand LIBERTY scratch brush fiber glass)
    = nail polish pearly white
    = Pébéo painting on glass discovery kit (colors in the kit : crimson,lemon, orange, chartreuse green, sky blue, gold) + Pébéo vitrail (=painting on glass) medium lightening.
    = LETRASET Promarker set of 12 colors + blender

    My technique is :

    - clean thoroughly the damaged area (now I use a jeweller fiberglass brush)
    - take a small amount of pearly white nail polish with a tooth pick and apply carefully on the metal only where is the lack of enamel.
    - let dry completely.
    - apply matching color (or blend primary colors on an aluminium sheet to get matching color!) always with a tooth pick, by tiny drops until the damaged area is covered (don't rub, use the tooth pick as a pen to go to the edges of the piece!)
    - apply the medium lightener same way to get an even surface (DON'T RUB...)
    - put the piece in cold ELECTRIC oven, start fan heat up to 65° celsius, allow to dry for 15/20 minutes.
    - When cold, check it's non finger sticky, then use the fiber glass brush lightly to create the same effect than the existing enamel surface.

    That's all!!!
  19. surfdub66 surfdub66, 4 years ago
    Thanks Kyratango, you must have done your homework on that one !!
    I might just give that a go !!;-)
  20. surfdub66 surfdub66, 4 years ago
    Thank you all for your love & comments ;-)

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