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Brooches587 of 916Can anyone tell me anything about this gorgeous pin...thanksBeaux-Arts style George N. Steere sash pin
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    Posted 8 years ago

    Stillwater
    (214 items)

    Calling all jewelry people! This one is kind of stumping me. The only mark I can make out is "K18" and there is another worn cartouche that is hard to make out. It is enameled and set with rubies. Was guessing Italian or Russian due to the cartouche shape and enamel but it doesn't look like anything I'm familiar with, and I'm probably wrong. Does this type of work look familiar to anyone?

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    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      What an attractive little gold brooch and rubies no less. I'd go with French although it does have a Russian look too. Great find Still ! :)
    2. Stillwater Stillwater, 8 years ago
      :D thanks mike!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 8 years ago
      I adore it Still. Hope you get some info!!
    4. trusted.couple trusted.couple, 8 years ago
      Hi Stillwater,

      Try pressing the cartouche into play dough or a mix of flour & water. PLEASE post bk if you are able to make any of it out. It's a stunning piece. Hope it helps!
      Di
    5. kyratango kyratango, 8 years ago
      Hi, I feel it Italian, but don't think they used the 18k mark...
    6. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 8 years ago
      The filigree and the enamel would have made me think perhaps Far Eastern? It's really a beautiful brooch. :)
    7. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 years ago
      I love it such a beauty!

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