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Guilloche Jewelry13 of 28Blue Sterling Guilloche CompactVOLMER BAHNER Designed "SHELL" Brooch, DENMARK
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I believe this is a french guilloche enamel brooch but I´m hoping for help here. Yet another piece that I find lovely but can´t tell what bead it is. Stone? This has the same vague mild smell of perfume/pine/medicin as the earrings I just posted. It might be from earlier perfumes used or from the material of the bead. I love this brooch even if it has some damages from wearing. I´m loving orange and yellow at the moment!
    The brooch looks victorian-era to me with the c-clasp on the back but I´m not sure about the rest. I think it´s low carat gold but could also be brass. With the fine enamelwork I will post it as fine jewelry, we´ll see what happens :-).

    I will make another post with closeups of the opaque stone. I believe it's probably glass.

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
    2. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 years ago
      So love this...
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      You guys are so fast at responding, it´s wonderful! Thank you for your love and nice coments! Thanks Sean, nutsabotas6, DrFluffy and Vetraio50! Have a nice day :-)
    4. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Love it !!
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thanks aghcollect, Manikin, pops52 and tom61375 for love!

      Thank you Manikin for your nice coment!
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Idcloisonne thanks! Your words makes me happy - that a nice brooch makes you think it's mine :-). Very nice of you to say that. What is rose gold? I will look into the carnelia stones, thanks. I will try and put the stone in the refrigerator to see what it feels like, but I don't think this is amber. Thanks for your nice answer.
    7. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      Hi Elisabethan... you had asked about Jenny Lind trunks and indeed the style is named after the famous opera singer who toured the US and made this form of trunk popular. There were many makers who caught on to the "Buzz" and started churning these beauties out -- some were wonderful works of craftsmanship and others were of standard issue. The styles varies from "Bread Loaf" form to the the sharper angle version. From the 1850's to 60's. They are very beautiful and desired in the world of collecting trunks.... thanks for asking and hope this helps a bit.... PS> I REALLY love this broach... workmanship and craft always shine through in any piece...
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thank you for your nice respons and interesting information. I'm intrigued about the fact that eventhough she was from here I don't think these trunks are known for that here, she went away and her trunk still inspire people to collect them. I'm still wondering about their origin, she must have bought them somewhere, over in America or back home here in Sweden?
    9. BHock45 BHock45, 7 years ago
    10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Hello everyone and thank you for love and interesting coments! Sorry for my late respons but I'm working too much right now in order to be able to have summerholiday in a few days! Then I will answer your coment :-). Thanks!!
    11. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 7 years ago
      hi, E. Lovely piece. It actually reminds me of the enamel work of David Andersen, it might be Scandinavian after all.
    12. inky inky, 7 years ago
      Just love the colours in this broach... Beautiful!.....:-)
    13. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thanks everyone! Sorry I'm late again in responding, guess I wanted to research more and then get back to you with an answer. I really shouldn't have because I haven't found out any more on my own. After having looked at other stones and materials I'm leaning against that the center isn't a stone but camphor glass or galalith. The medicinal smell is still there even after being out in the open and near me. So it's probably not the scent of a previous owner.... If this turns out to be a scandinavian piece then I have a feeling this might not be the original 'stone', the color isn't really right I think to the rest of the composition, but the brooch is still beautiful. I can imagine a baltic amber stone matching the color of the enamel. That would be outstanding!! Thanks again for all your ideas and help!
    14. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      I just realized idcloisonne is no longer on CW? All answers and text from idcloisonne is gone and looking back it sometimes looks here like if I'm talking to myself. Where are you idcloisonne?! I miss our enamel discussions :).
    15. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thanks PatSea!
    16. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thanks Eza!
    17. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 7 years ago
    18. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Amphorapottery thankyou so very very much for looking in on my collection!!!!!!!!
    19. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thankyou Aura!
    20. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Maybe my "stone" is lemon Satin Glass like this, don't know if it's a correct term..

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