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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I m not sure abouth this brooch. I bought it because it looks interesting and I love mourning jewelry.
    At first glance the material looks like jet,but when you look at the back and how the brooch was made, I m not sure its jet. looks like an iron frame where the front is soldered on. So I m not sure about the material of the front. It has a c- clasp, but the needle isn t very elongated, and the hinge doesn t look very old.
    Does anyone have an idea about this brooch? i would appreciate any input! Last pic is my boy 'Mr Mittens'...he s growing so fast..almost 5 months old now, and still momma s biggest treasure ;-) oops, he s on his side again, small bat he is!

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    1. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      Thanks aghcollect for your love
    2. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      Thanks katherinescollection, racer4four, vetraio50 and aghcollect for the love.
    3. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      Oldandsilly, thank you very much for your comments, Im not sure though its bog oak. i do have a bog oak brooch, I posted it here on cw a while ago, and this one looks different, its more like its molded to the iron frame
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Could this be crepe stone? from Victorian era, carved French jet or black glass? I love Mr. Mittens!
    5. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      Valentino, thanks for your comment! This brooch is really a mystery to me...maybe vulcanite?
    6. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Valentino got it! I didn't knew the name for it :-)
    7. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      Val, yes you might be right with crepe stone, thanks!
    8. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      I love it when all the experts come onto a thread and analyze something, back and forth, until it gets figured out. I know sometimes it looks and feels like a tennis match battle, but that's because you all are so passionate and smart. I wonder if you know what you bring to the table, and how you make CW such a wonderful place to be for all of us who partake in your shared wisdom.
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      I have a bog oak Victorian brooch to post - but it also has the crepe carving. I guess that was popular carving technique. I got to find it....
    10. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      Katherine, indeed sometimes it looks like a tennis match, but I LOOOOOOVE to learn more about jewelry. i have learnt so much here on this site, sometimes I only wished we could all sit in one gigantic room with our jewelry...seeing it irl is different and itwould be great to learn even more! :-)
    11. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      Val, thank you so much for your input, mourning jewelry has a special place in my collection. Sometimes seems Im the only one in my country who loves this type of jewels
    12. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Definitively crepe stone, look at Google pictures:

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