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18th century Berlin Iron Silesian Wirework Necklace and Cross Pendant

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    Posted 6 years ago

    Agram.m
    (709 items)

    At last I found what I had long been searching. This beautiful 18th century Silesian meshwork necklace with wonderful iron meshwork cross /pendant. The color of the cross and chain are silvery gray. And it must have been a tremendous work to make it. This can be seen clearly on the cross pendant but also the links of the chain are completely twisted. Both are considered their age in a very good condition.
    Here and there are some rust spots. In the book; Cut Steel and Berlin Iron Jewellery by Ann Clifford.
    I read the advise from the writer how to improve those spots namely; pick off the rust with a soft brush and then rub the spots with a cloth with oil.
    To find more on this topic I advice you to read the article written by
    Senior Editor Ben Marks together with me. You can find it here:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/when-germans-gave-up-their-gold-jewelry-to-battle-napoleon/

    I therefore ask each of the readers / collectors or maybe they know an even better way to tackle these rust spots??

    Mystery Solved

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    1. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Moonstonelover21 thanks for your quick respond and loving!
    2. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      aghcollect thanks for loving
    3. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Sarahoff thanks for your support
    4. Aimathena Aimathena, 6 years ago
      Stunningly beautiful
    5. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Aimathena thank so much for your comment and loving
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      BelleEpoque thanks !
    7. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Vetraio50 thanks for your attention and loving.
    8. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Tom61375 thank you for your interest and loving.
    9. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      sarahoff thanks for your attention and loving !
    10. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      This is absolutely extraordinary Agram! So intricate and beautiful.

      Maybe CLR or a rust converter might help?
    11. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Racer4four thanks for your nice comment.
    12. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      A piece of jewelry history...
      I have a tip for the rust spots!
      Google for fiberglass brush pen, is is used too for watches.
      Be careful in using it as fibers break if left too long...
    13. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Kyratango thanks for your loving and for your very useful advise! i will take a look and surely take care because i'm aware of the historical vakue.
    14. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Agram, don't worry for the steel, it is only the glass fibers which will break!
      Definitely don't use any chemical on it!
    15. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      A real treasure!
    16. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      kyratango, to day I showed it on a real professional antique jewelry who advised nothing to do only put a little natural oil on the rust spots. I think that I can do at this moment with no harm, I'll hear your advise, no chemicals. THANKS I appreciate your good advise!
    17. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Newtimes, thanks for loving and your compliment!!
    18. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Valentino97 thanks for loving
    19. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Very museum like, intrigued by it. You always show such interesting and nice jewellry and I envy you knowledge! I'm struggling yet with the most simple questions when it comes to my own pieces. If you have the time, I would be greatful if you could have a quick look at a little onyx pendant that I posted recently? I wonder if it is a mourning piece?

      I so want to learn more about jewellry, the styles, eras and such. Do you know of a good book to get me started? Thankyou!
    20. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Thanks for your compliment and loving. I will try to give answers on your questions at your site.
    21. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      pops52 thanks for loving.
    22. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thankyou Agram.m!
    23. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      DrFluffy, freiheit, Belltown thanks for your attention and loving!
    24. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      LeahGoodwin thanks for loving.
    25. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Bratjdd thanks for your interest and loving
    26. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Stillwater thanks for interest and loving.

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