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Posted 3 years ago

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kyratango
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Wingspan of this cute birdie is 3.3/8", enamel has a soft mate finish I love!

This buy allowed me to identify the maker of my light purple butterfly in precedent post:
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/139626-unusual-shape-1900-sterling-mate-enamel
THOMAE ! The story began in 1920 when Charles Thomae founded his company : Charles Thomae Co. of Attleboro, Mass.
On Pinterest you can see the same in original state:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/383228249513507336/

Pic #2 is the result of my restore work ;-)
Pic #3 is the Thomae maker's mark (made to look like Sheffield hallmark, but the letter doesn't match Sheffield board for date letters, and the Lion passant isn't quite same).

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  1. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 3 years ago
    Beautiful... I am always looking at these beautiful birds...
  2. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Hi DrFluffy! I explained my restore tech on my post:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/140401-another-repair-a-touch-of-blue
    Thank you so much for your quick love and kind comment :-)
  3. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 3 years ago
    Oh... I just noticed the comment with the explanation.... I have another piece ( the deco bracelet) that I can try it on first... :) Then I can venture out with the butterfly.
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/139626-unusual-shape-1900-sterling-mate-enamel
  5. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Lol Vetraio! It is mine and I gave the link in my description, but thank you for the info ;-)
  6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    stunner as always!!!
  7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
    What an amazing color of blue. Almost like lapis :)
  8. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thanks Sean and Mikelv :-)
  9. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thanks to the 17 lovers too!
  10. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thanks Paris, Lisa and Torakitten too :-)
  11. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
    Kyra, I've got a little butterfly I wish you could fix!!! Beautiful, missing a bit of enamel. :(
  12. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Katherine! Wish I could! Hope you will post it to see :-)

    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!!!
  13. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thanks to the 22 lovers!
  14. Koppel Koppel, 3 years ago
    Stunning! And thank you for your warm welcome ????????
  15. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thanks Koppel!
    Thanks Peasejean too ;-))

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