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A reverse painted intaglio of Louis Blériot's plane.

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    Posted 5 years ago

    kyratango
    (429 items)

    This stick pin is a very rare document on the plane on board of which Louis Bleriot crossed the Channel on 1909 July 25, opening the way to modern aviation!

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bl%C3%A9riot_XI

    Sadly, the stem is shortened, but the intaglio, backed with mother of pearl, is intact.
    18ct gold, french eagle's head hallmark, 11/16" wide.

    Another one, same size of crystal, certainly by same maker:
    http://www.kensingtonhousejewels.com/mobile/Product.aspx?id=37597

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thanks Madame ;-)
      It is a pleasure to see you here !
    2. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 5 years ago
      Fabulous item of historical and aeronautical interest - Super Score!
    3. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you Paul! I had this piece for 25 years before seeing another (on the link)...
      Bought it for peanuts then as French sellers knew nothing about reverse painted crystal intaglios :-)
    4. Bluboi Bluboi, 5 years ago
      Love the History! Are you sure the stem is shortened? The one from your link says total length is 3 inches.
    5. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      Really really really love this! I have never seen another like it and love the history!
    6. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      @Bluboi: yes, cut and not sharp... Total length of mine is 1.3/4".

      @Vintagelamp: I'm very grateful for your kind comment :-)

      Thanks GeodeJem, Vetraio, Mikelv, racer4four for your loves and like !
    7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Wonderful item.
    8. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you Tora, Fran, Rick and Trey !
    9. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      AMAZING-- I love early aviation related items!

      scott
    10. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Scott, many thanks for your so kind comment on this rare piece :-)
      Thank you Bratjdd, Valentino and Budek for your loves :-D
    11. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 5 years ago
      sweetttttttttttttttttttttttt.
    12. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Many, many thanks Agram and Roycroft !
    13. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Lovely~!!!
    14. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Bonnie!

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