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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Help needed for the maker's mark!!!
    This is a salvage.
    Seller auctioned the two monkeys as individual!
    My "kyratisation" was to add a chain, a lacking end pearl and an old bead below.
    The acrobatic monkeys brooches exists too in diamonds, the back of the swinging one set with colored stones.
    I saw one signed by Knoll and Pregizer.
    These monkeys are fine costume, unmarked gold and silver, pastes.
    The upper monkey bears an unknown maker's mark (same as on last pic, from an other auction).

    I have this exact mark on several other brooches with pastes too, and still unable to find the maker :-(

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
    2. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Diamond ones:
    3. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 years ago
      This is one of your most creative Kyratisation yet.... I really love em.
      I haven't seen that mark in the past, but will keep my eyes open as I look thru my reference sites.
    4. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Same mark on This diamond one!
      Thank you Nadia, still looking, it will pop up one day!
    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Neat, never saw anything like it!!! Sweet!!
    6. Lambda55, 7 years ago
      Reminds me of Poodle pins :..:
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      I too have never seen anything like this. Very cool looking!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Kyratised perfectly!
    9. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      This is so beauty kyra!
    10. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      I love what you did to salvage this piece, incredible!
    11. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      Never seen anything like this, cool
    12. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      very cool .... would look good on me ...being I like to monkey around all the time...smiling
    13. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Antiquerose, Lambda, jscott, racer, V.v, pops, Agram and Roycroft, monkey's thanks to all of you for your kind, nice, enthousiast, and funny comments ;-D
      Of course, thanks too to the others who loved them!
    14. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Mark in last pic still unknown!
      Found more paste pieces with same mark, will post soon :-)
    15. robin56 robin56, 6 years ago
      What exactly are the monkeys made of? If silver, try that may help
    16. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thanks Robin, it is silver, but the sort of etruscan vase mark isn't a hallmark, but a maker's mark.
      I wasn't able to find a name for it anywhere on Internet, though the maker did quality paste jewellery in number!!!
    17. robin56 robin56, 6 years ago
      I showed them to my mom she said that she remembers her mother and her aunt had matching broochs. She said that she thinks they were made in england or europe becayse their husbands brought them back from WWII.
    18. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thanks Katherine for the love!
    19. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Late but warm thanks, Robin!
      Still searching for This maker's mark :-/
    20. period_gems period_gems, 6 years ago
      hi Kyratango,
      loooong time no see! I am also trying to track this mark down, seen it many times now. Very frustrating. I have seen it used in conjunction with Murrle Bennett & Co mark so its possible they manufactured for or were bought in by the company...

      if someone could look through their records might be useful...?
    21. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Hi Period_gems !
      Missed you and your posts !

      I never saw it with other marks...
      And always with paste stones, no enamel or cabochons...

      Those monkeys were made too by Knoll and Pregizer in the exact same model !

      I have a pinterest page with all the pieces I encountered on internet:

      I call this mark etruscan urn, but could be an amphora...

      You're right, it is very frustrating to find nothing about a maker who did such an amount of beautiful pieces :-(
    22. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Happy monkey new year ! ! !
    23. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      I think period_gems might be on to something even if I can't find the answer. I googled Murrle Bennett & Co and the founder came from Pforsheim Germany. The 925 together with a makers mark after can be seen. I just can't find this mark of ours. I'm a little confused by the fact that among the pinterest pieces you showed one had a safetyclasp that felt too modern and I'm also concerned that a lot of pieces with this mark seams to turn up now. Another thing is the stronge mix of georgian and edwardian look of my brooch. But that doesn't mean there is something wrong, we just need to continue our search and update eachother when/if we find out more.
    24. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Ment to write "strange mix" about my brooch.
    25. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      So, Elisabethan, the mark on your edwardian brooch is the same :-)
      The safety roll over clasp on the pinterest parrot is a replacement!
      I strongly believe this maker is from Germany, and from Pforzheim ( being the jewellery german center then, good probability!).
      Found nothing either in my books...
    26. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Great kyratango, that's good. Some of your marks looked more alike my mark than others.

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