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Posted 3 years ago

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A many years ago find, carved frosted rock crystal, gold, diamonds and calibré onyx pot, custom cut citrines and ruby fruits.

1.3/8" (3,4cm) high, 1.1/8" (1,7cm) wide, no marks...

Unfortunately some edge nicks to the crystal, and some solder at the back of pot :-/, but still a cracker!

Please, feel free to comment! :-)

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  1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
    Really unusual Kyra :) What a novel use of gem stones. Lucky you !
  2. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Mikelv, many thanks for your visit and so kind comment :-)

    Thanks Vetraio, AnneLanders, and Radegunder for loving my tree :-))
  3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    I think it's wonderful.
  4. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thanks Mikelv, Hunter, Peasejean and Manikin!

    Still searching...
  5. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Just found a nearly similar by Cartier!!!
  6. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
    Lovely brooch Kyra!~
  7. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thanks Rick and all friends too!
  8. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
    Funky, funky, funky. I wonder who designed this piece? Kind of off the wall. Please no offence.
  9. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Nuts, no offence at all! Funky and off the wall are convenient :-)
  10. Stillwater Stillwater, 3 years ago
    Jesus that's awesome. Valuable piece you got there
  11. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thank you, Stillwater for your highly valuable comment ! ;-D
  12. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 3 years ago
    Hi Kyra, well yours must be by Cartier, or else by someone who copied the Cartier design elements. The citrine tree trunk and branches look exactly the same on both pieces.

    I see the Cartier one has green foil behind the rock crystal. Does your's have this?
  13. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Hi Paul, no green foil on mine, but the crystal folliage is engraved very similarly.
    Agree that the trunk is very similar!!! But even not a mark or number on it...
  14. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 3 years ago
    Looks a bit deco, do you know the age?
  15. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    On the link comment #5, the Cartier tree brooch is 1918. It seems contemporary.
    Thanks for your interest BelleEpoque :-)
  16. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 3 years ago
    that is stunning, so nice to see so much costume, real, nouveau, 20's decor, 50,60,70s and just a;; types of jewellery being posted atm. it is my other love and I'm enjoying collecting it atm..
  17. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Yes, that is jewellery power! A kind fight between glass and jewels lovers :-D
  18. Stillwater Stillwater, 3 years ago
    Nice job on Kiwipaul for finding the Cartier link. I did some Googling and I found that Cartier produced different versions of this distinct "tree pot" brooch design. Very well could be a Cartier piece, but the lack of any hallmarks is questionable. I would think that Cartier would at least mark the gold? And all of their pieces I've seen online have their full name on them. The elements of this one and the one that Charles Jacqueau did for Cartier are so similar that I would think that there has to be a connection between them somehow, at least inspiration-wise. Remains an awesome piece though
  19. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 3 years ago
    A correction needed here, Kyra found the Cartier link, not me.

    So on careful reflection this is probably a Cartier piece. Although not signed there are several possible explanations for that. Not all Cartier was signed, and it probably had some repairs, shown by the solder on the brooch fittings, and maybe marks were lost at that time.

    Obviously it has had a hard life, hence the damage. But Kyra can make miracles happen to restore jewelry so maybe she can magic up a way to fix it.
  20. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Paul, I won't touch it! Damages are too un noticeable to risk doing worse :-)
    I think I'll submit it for appraisal and advice.
    Thank you for the correction upon the link to Cartier ;-)
    I was knock-out to find it !!!
  21. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Forgot to say there is no solder to the brooch fittings, it is only patina :-)
  22. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 3 years ago
    I'd indeed be worth to take to an expert for valuation and repair. Good luck!

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