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Unusual shape 1900 sterling mate enamel butterfly pin. Update: by Charles Thomae!

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kyratised 118 of 137Last addition to enamel restored maple samara pin.My repair on Arts and Crafts brooch, enamel attributed to Charles Fleetwood VARLEY.
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    Posted 7 years ago

    kyratango
    (440 items)

    1.3/4" by 1.1/2", marked sterling plus difficult to decipher hallmark (England)
    Of course I repaired damage ;-)

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    1. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Wow, beautiful.
    2. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      I love it kyra!
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      BEAUTIFUL!!
    4. freiheit freiheit, 7 years ago
      It's so gracious! It looks like it could also be worn as a pendant.
    5. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thank you so much my friends for your kind comments!
      Thanks Walksoftly, and Roycroft for your loves :-)
      Freiheit, I will try to match it with something to wear as a necklace and will post the result!
    6. freiheit freiheit, 7 years ago
      I am looking forward to see it:)
    7. Midday, 7 years ago
      Such a pretty pin:)
    8. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 7 years ago
      It is a very cool shape, I wonder if it is a real butterfly species, or an artist's fantasy? What does the hallmark look like? Looks like "N.DS" to me?
    9. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 7 years ago
      (Sorry, I meant what do those letters of the hallmark look like TO YOU?)
    10. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 7 years ago
      A cracker!
    11. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Many thanks to the 15 lovers!
    12. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Kiwipaul, after cleaning the hall mark with a wooden tooth pick, and upon close magnified examination, I found :

      a closed crown for Sheffield,

      a "gothic" letter as the 1787 (!!!) on this page:
      http://www.925-1000.com/dlc_sheffield.html

      and a lion passant.

      So , still a mystery for me as I place it around 1900/1910!
    13. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Forgot to say: on the pic of the back, this hallmark is close to the C part of the system, other mark near the needle is "sterling"
    14. Trey Trey, 7 years ago
      Beautiful color, turned out nice.
    15. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thank you Trey for your so kind comment :-)
    16. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 7 years ago
      The Sheffield hallmark is unusual for nouveau silver enamel pieces and may provide the clue. Maybe Charles Horner? I believe he occasionally had his pieces hallmarked in Sheffield or Birmingham rather than his usual assay office at Chester.
    17. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thank you for your answer, kiwipaul. What puzzle me is the letter between the crown and the lion... nothing like it in the time area for Sheffield!
    18. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      What an elegant pin!
    19. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      What a lovely comment, Pops !
    20. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Really unique and SO in the spirit of its time! simply beautiful!
    21. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      So right austro! I have not seen this shape before!
    22. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      never seen anything like it, and it's as beautiful and delicate as can be
    23. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thanks Agram!
    24. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Maker: Thomae and Co :
      http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vtg-antique-thomae-sterling-enamel-butterfly-pin
    25. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thank you DrFluffy! You're awsome too ;-)
    26. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thanks to the 22 lovers!

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