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    Posted 6 years ago

    katherines…
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    So this is one of the brooches I picked up at the yard sale, this was marked with a fish symbol inside a crown, the hallmark for Fish Enterprises UK & Crown Jewelry US. They made enamel jewelry, this is an example of their work. My understanding is their pieces are 22K gold-plated; the pieces I've seen are nicely done and well constructed. Unfortunately this delicate little butterfly was pretty battered when I dug him out of a plastic bag, one antenna bent all the way back (I gently twisted it back up), and the enamel missing from the front end of the wing where it meets the body. Oddly, this was in the same batch as the Morpho butterfly wing earrings, so it was my fate to carry home a handful of these beautiful creatures that day. Thanks for looking.

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    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love, Jewels, and aghcollect. :)
    2. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love, fortapache. :)
    3. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Hi Katherine!
      It is the ideal piece for enamel repair training :-)
      The hardest point is to mix primary colors to get the matching orange...
    4. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 years ago
      Very pretty... You saved the butterflies...
    5. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love, racer4four, mikelv85, PatSea, kyratango, nutsabotas6, DrFluffy, and trunkman. :)

      DrFluffy, they were certainly worth saving, the beauties. :)

      kyratango, I'd hate to ruin a beautiful piece in training. :(
    6. Trey Trey, 6 years ago
      Ive autogiro colors:)
    7. Trey Trey, 6 years ago
      Beautiful colors:)
    8. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Katherine, no ruin at all, it can be removed with aceton before drying!
      Or have a try with sharpie and top coat nail polish :-)
    9. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love, Trey, and blunderbuss2. :)

      Trey, what are autogiro colors? Thank you for the compliment. :)

      Kyra, you are a true artist. :) I am the opposite, lol. ;(
    10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      If I may be permitted to point out, what makes this piece particularly lovely to me is the detail in the field of the wings. Matte in the darker area, textured in the bright areas, looks almost like foil. Pleasing form and the delicate antennae, it just all works together.
    11. Trey Trey, 6 years ago
      Sorry it was meant to say beautiful colors:)
    12. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love, Manikin, surfdub66, and sklo42. :)

      No harm, no foul, Trey. :)
    13. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris. :)
    14. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love, SEAN68. :)
    15. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love, CindB! :)
    16. surfdub66 surfdub66, 6 years ago
      Stunning !!
    17. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Thank you so much for the love and lovely compliment, surfdub. :)
    18. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love, trunkman, aura, martika, and Agram.m. :)

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