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"Headless Bird" Siam Niello Cuff Links? Marked "800". 1930s?

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    Posted 6 years ago

    Efesgirl
    (1013 items)

    Another 50 cent flea market find this past weekend. I have not the slightest idea what the design is supposed to represent. I have seen much jewelry coming out of what was Siam over the years, but nothing with this design. The only mark on it is the "800"number stamped on the back.

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    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      According to what I've read, this is known as a sans head eagle crest, typically used in heraldry? I did see a German crest sans head eagle but looked nothing like yours. Could be based on that.
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      katherine - that could be. I looked at photos of Siam cuff links and didn't find anything even remotely like these. The woman I bought them from didn't know what they were to begin with... :-)
    3. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      You did well for fifty cents are you in Australia & if so where is that's ok to ask
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Zowie, I'm in the Netherlands.
    5. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      Should be a nice spot
    6. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      Perhaps it's a artistic representation of Garuda. http://www.universaltreasures.com/images/Jpegs/Garuda1_copy(1).jpg

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    7. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Look here under Waterhouse, the description is of an eagle sans head and neck, wing expanded, that's an example in heraldry:

      https://books.google.com/books?id=03EUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PT598&lpg=PT598&dq=ring+sans+head+eagle&source=bl&ots=3zFpmp89So&sig=Z21G9iSovXPcpWRQf798RW_6iXw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CE8Q6AEwDGoVChMIsJKPrJTpxwIVlhKSCh37fAyM#v=onepage&q=ring%20sans%20head%20eagle&f=false
    8. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      I just think that Siam cared little about English or German heraldry, so it has no bearing on this piece. Garuda, however is a very popular symbol in Thailand (Siam) even to this day. Over the years, stylistically his image in nielloware jewelry has evolved, for example: https://img0.etsystatic.com/040/0/9476606/il_570xN.625513790_h9g0.jpg

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    9. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      TubeAmp - interesting. Garuda is very different from the design on these cufflinks but might be something to consider.

      Thanks for the Love, everyone :)

      Thanks for that link, Katherine. I'll look further and see if anything turns up.

      Zowie - it's a nice spot. I'm 15 minutes from Belgium, 15 minutes from Germany and two hours from France. Considering what's going on in France now, I'm not likely to go there anytime soon!
    10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      We crossed posts, TA. Sorry if my posts had no bearing on your item, Bonnie.
    11. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      katherine - no worries. :-)
    12. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      @Katherinescollections, take all my posts as "in my humble opinion", I just tend to apply the law of parsimony into solving these mysteries. No ill intentions intended, I promise. My apologies if you were offended.

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    13. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      I think it helps if you rotate the first image:

      http://m8.i.pbase.com/o2/93/329493/1/106551798.RqlSGKxe.TibetOct082819.jpg

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    14. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      TA - I see what you mean now. Yes, it could be that.
    15. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      y pleasure it sounds nice were you are. Like you though I don't want to leave Australia we have a lot of beautiful country here to see very versatile. The thing is there is alke.so a lot happening here that I don't like either. It doesn't matter were you go anymore there is always something we wont like
    16. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Zowie, yes that is very true. Humans always find something to bitch and moan about, no matter where they live!

      Thanks to all for looking!

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