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paris1925's loves184 of 499Bohemian Kralik Unknown Diaspora Ruffled Miniature Iridescent Bowl 2.75" ca 1902Bohemian Czech Pink Satin Enamelled Julius Mühlhaus Vase, Rare Label
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    Posted 3 years ago

    kyratango
    (418 items)

    1.7/8" wide, 1.3/8 long!
    That's the biggest insect pin I have, and cheapest than some more little ;-))
    Only marked 900, gilded silver, C clasp.

    Can be seen as bought on my collective critters post here:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/169625-some-paste-and-silver-animal-brooches-an?in=user

    The moonstones had brown grime under that made them beeing described as agate!!!
    I recognize it was moonstone and knew jeweller wouldn't use deffective stones for such quality piece...
    Bingo! The grime went off with some windex and here it is, beautiful and glorious.

    Yepeeee!

    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      To see it before cleaning:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/169625-some-paste-and-silver-animal-brooches-an?in=user
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
      Beautiful, and such a difference!
    3. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Thank you Sklo for your so nice comment!
      Thanks Mikelv for your prompt love :-)
      Thank you Moonstonelover too! I knew you should visit him ;-)
      XOXO
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Wow, it great what a bit of Cleaning can achieve. It's very pretty and those Moonstones are beautiful.
    5. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Thank you Jean! I really prefer uncleaned and errors in descriptions :-)
      When you have a poor pic it is even better for the bargain ;-))
    6. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
      What a difference, those stones are gorgeous!! Eye-popping brooch!
    7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Yep, I get you on the poor pics, I always look at them just incase. I have been lucky on a couple of occasions with a bargain.
    8. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      I was anxious to get it... Took 2 weeks to arrive from U.S!
    9. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Thank you Kath! I was lucky on this one.
    10. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      What a super bug! LOL! I would have snapped it up, too...
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      What a difference when you cleaned. How lovely! Thanks for your expertise.
      It's amazing just a simple clean made to this!
    12. inky inky, 3 years ago
      Just beautiful!!...:-)
    13. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 years ago
      great artistic pictures olso
    14. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
      What a find and what a beauty!
    15. mrcolorz mrcolorz, 3 years ago
      Hi was wondering if you have ever seen anything like the piece I dug up, that is posted on my page...Thank You
    16. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Valentino, thank you for your cute comment :-)
      Efe, thank you for your "bug" enthousiasm!
      Inky, thank you for your beautiful comment ;-))
      Kivatinitz , I highly appreciate your compliment, thank you!
      Marga, I'm very pleased and proud of your so nice comment, merci beaucoup :-)

      Many, many thanks to the 18 lovers!
    17. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Just one word....FANTASTIC !!!!!!
    18. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      So kind of you, Kerry! Thank you for the fantastic comment ;-))
      And many thanks too Mrcolorz, Critchpics, Manikin and Toni for beeing bug lovers ;-))
    19. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      I came by to let you know I added my bros pic to the boot and see this amazing brooch! Wow, good lookin' out! It's awesome to know what you know, right?!

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/170492-bronze-cowboy-boots-1959
    20. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Thank you Shareurpassion and Vegas for your bzz bzz love ;-))
    21. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Hi Kyra, I thought you might be interested in this 301769375830.
    22. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      This is from the same maker... What is very bad is that they are described as Murrle Bennett! As one was referenced as such by Tadema Gallery (!) others are too...
      I would really want to know where is the original source of all of these, they surely make other models of this era pieces!
      That's why for authentify patina is important to keep, because the stones used are apparently old stock ;-)
      Thank you Jean for the link!
    23. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Probably made in India.
    24. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Or Thailand... Anyway, they use old quality stones!
    25. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/169625-some-paste-and-silver-animal-brooches-an?in=user
      cute profile....;-0
      love your collecting, always looking forward to your next post
      ....
    26. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Roycroft... You are a cute, lovely contributor on my beasties, I always highly appreciate your visit :-D
    27. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Take a look 111799082790
    28. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Ô..Ô !!!
      Jean! The description is incredible too!
      Who would buy that at that price ?
    29. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Just passing by, lol.
    30. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Collective and grateful thanks to the last lovers :-)
      BZZZZZ!
    31. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Thank you Carolinabluelady :-)
    32. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 11 months ago
      I just saw this is an old post but it's still very pretty...geeze I never thought I'd say that about a bug or insect. I think I've come to appreciate them because of your posts and magic of fixing them!
    33. Gillian, 11 months ago
      Very well done Kyra - a splendid cleaning job, which has made the stones and design so beautiful.
    34. kyratango kyratango, 11 months ago
      Awww! Thank you so much for supporting my passion, Share ;-)
      Gillian! Thanks a lot! This one was so dirty... it only took 2 sprays of a kind of windex to remove all and reveal the moonstones glow :-)
    35. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 11 months ago
      Love those moonstones !!! They really set this piece off nicely ! :)
    36. kyratango kyratango, 11 months ago
      Ooh, thank you Ken for your love and kind comment on the big BZZ BZZ!

      Many thanks for all your loves, Mani and 36 lovers :-D

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