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BelleEpoque's loves257 of 709Wiener werkstätte box fittings sample display (around 1912)Four issues of LA FARSA; covers illustrated by Félix Alonso. 1928-1930
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Posted 3 years ago


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Still a mystery for me... Never seen similar, as all hand made, thinking custom made.

Bought as brass, tested as more than 14k!

Looks like a "magot chinois", matt yellow gold, leaves are blue and green vitreous enamel, a nice almandine garnet cab, modern cut diamond held in tiny prongs.

1.3/4" long, 3/4" wide. Heavy 9 grams, that is why I knew it was not brass...

Love his tongue out!
A facetious mystery :-P

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  1. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Wow Jean! You were prompt on him! Thank you :-))
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Very intricate jewelry
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    I'm reminded of the Laughing Buddah - “Budai” or “Hotei” .... especially the face on the Meissen versions.
  4. toracat toracat, 3 years ago
    I think it is great grandfather of The guy from Kiss's rock band! Same tongue!! haha
  5. toracat toracat, 3 years ago Torakisscat!! XXOOXX
  6. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thank you all 9 lovers,! Special for Vetraio (saw once a porcelain Hotei with moving hands and tonge coming out and in!), Agram and Torakisscat :-))
  7. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Vetraio, I found the porcelain magot!
  8. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 3 years ago
    Nice find! Love the garnet. I would say it's art nouveau period.
  9. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
    Very unusual!
  10. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thanks BelleEpoque, Katherine and Lisa for your comments and love!
    BelleEpoque and Lisa, the enamel though vitreous, doesn't have the quality and colors of art Nouveau.
    It may well be a marriage due to the open links!
  11. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
    neat find.............
  12. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Hehe, you want the right to use pic of the top for your profile?

    For the enamel, guilloché is not Art Nouveau, but from Edwardian era (not too far!)
    When I speak of the colors, This green and blue is very basic with no additionnal hue, that's why I consider it modern, aka rather 1950...
  13. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Collective thanks to the 19 lovers :-D
  14. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thank you Floridapicker!
  15. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
    ~ WOW ~
    That IS a piece of Jewelry !!!
  16. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Wooow! Thank you Rose for your nice comment :-))
  17. JoyB JoyB, 3 years ago
  18. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thank you Joy for your visit and comment :-)
    Thank you Petey!
  19. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Thanks Budek for your love!

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