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kyratised 127 of 137Butterfly repaired.Poor little dragonfly!
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    Posted 7 years ago

    kyratango
    (440 items)

    I saw this martele silver enamel on other 1900 jewelry, but can't remember who made it... Any idea arts and crafts specialists?

    No marks at all, reverse enameled too.

    Of course it had damage I repaired :-)

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    Comments

    1. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      nice jobbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb... '=)
    2. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thank you soo much Roycroft and Phil for your lovely comment, and thank you too PatSea, racer4four, Vetraio, walksoftly and Julie for loving my new critter!
    3. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Just found his brother at Tadema gallery... unatributed!
      http://www.tademagallery.com/database/images/7441.jpg
      http://www.tademagallery.com/database/images/7441_r.jpg
    4. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 7 years ago
      Learn't something new today, I've never heard 'maretel' before. I call this style bubble when I see it. Most commonly I see 'bubble' pendants, often very cool ones with bat style wings and plain silver whiplashes.

      The one's I've seen are always enamelled on the reverse & I've never seen one signed or marked. I tend to find them available in England but they do have a Jugendstil feel about them. I wonder if they were made in Germany for the English market.

      Nice restoration!
    5. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thank you for your contribution Jewels1900! martelé can be translated as hammered, but bubble seems more descriptive!
      I suspect the reverse enamelling intend to reinforce the piece, because silver is very thin on this.
      And thank you too for yor compliment about my restoration :-))
      I bought other damaged enamel to keep on practizing, will show when they will be in my hands ;-)
    6. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 7 years ago
      Hammered, that makes sense. I did read somewhere that enamelling on both sides makes the enamel more stable. I have noticed most double sided enamel pieces are on thinner silver.

      The Guild of Handicrafts also enamelled on both sides, often the reverse is a beautiful as the front.
    7. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thank you Jewels1900 for confirming my thought about back enamel!
      Again, thanks to the 12 lovers, much appreciated!
    8. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Many thanks to you, 15 lovers :)
    9. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      Can't tell it was ever damaged! Very beautiful!
    10. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thank you so much Pops, for visiting, loving, and lovely comment :-)
    11. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Merci David! Je sors mon filet à papillon... ;-)
    12. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 7 years ago
      Love it! I have a carved bone moth from France that I will have to add to my photos.
    13. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      A moth! Carved! Want to see it!!!
      Thank you Vintagelamp for your nice comment :-)
    14. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      It looks like the one on this Gourdel Vales advertisement:
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/332523768211

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