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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Unmarked gilt silver, 1.5" wide.

    It seems to be an Italian landscape...

    Did someone recognize the place ?


    Thanks to Swissvintage for identifying the place!
    It is a view of Telkskapelle, on Lucerne lake in Switzerland!

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    1. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      is that a lager white ship in the back ground ..with a flag on ,it its hard to see sideways ...;-) the flag might lead to a clue as well the little boat and what there wearing ...need a big close up.. my eyes aren't so good as I get younger sweet brooch tho ..
    2. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Uh, Roycroft... I'm struggling with my pc and phone to post pics in right way!
      No flags in the landscape, in the background is a snowy mountain :-)
      Thank youuuu for your interest!
    3. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      Very nice...these landscapes where often imaginary though...
    4. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      lol well just unplug the phone and kick the pc for me ship hmm my eyes are getting old ...its still lovely... ;-o enjoy the day
    5. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Newtimes, I travel through the imaginary country with it :-D
      Roycroft, hitting behind on the upper right is my trick, lol !
      Many thanks to the 11 landscape lovers!!!
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Beauty!. Could it no be a Swiss made brooch. They are famous for their fantastic enamel works and.. there is water and mountains.
    7. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      This is lovely every way round, kyratango, that beautiful little brooch, and the nice work, the grand landscape, this is a true treasure. :)
    8. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Agram, I think you are right! I thought swiss enamels were on metal base, not porcelain... But the style is absolutely similar, and I think it is the Mont Blanc in the back ground.
      Solved, thank you! :-)

      Kath, I'm delighted with it too, and for $26, lucky to got it :-D
      Thank you!
    9. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Huge hugs to the 18 love it button hitters !
      Have a wonderful day :-)
    10. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Love it ---- Make that 19 loves for it !!
    11. Swissvintage, 4 years ago
      I guess I'm quite late to post here, but I LOVE it! Soo pretty! May I ask where you picked it up? I love hearing what curious places people find their treasures =) so gorgeous.
    12. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Oohh, Rose! Very late to thank you for the 19th love... and kind comment!

      Swissvintage, it is so mysterious all the distance old pieces traveled... I bought this from Ebay USA, it was shipped from Maine!
      Do you have an idea of the building id? I'd live to be able to situate the view :-)
      Thank you for your visit, interesting comment and love :-D
    13. Swissvintage, 4 years ago
      This has bugged me for some time now, and I was lucky enough to stumble on an old postcard in an antiques shop yesterday of Switzerland where I recognised your location :D I think the brooch is a portrait of the Tellskapelle - 'Tell's Chapel' - on the shore of Lake Lucerne at the foot of the Axenberg cliffs in Switzerland :) :)

      What do you think...?

      It's so fun to find such things by accident =) and nice to have a context of where your item has come from. You will now need to book a holiday there to explore :p it's meant to be!
    14. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Swissvintage, FANTASTIC!!! You got it, it is indeed the Tellskapelle!!!

      Thank you so much for identifying it and let me know :-D

      I'm updating this post and adding pic of the location and a painting of the Tellskapelle.

      Too late for visiting the Lucerne lake... I was on vacation not far, but left before your comment!
    15. Gillian, 4 years ago
      That's incredible. Imagine all the postcards in all the antique shops, and one day Swissvintage walks into this shop, and voila! There it is! That's an amazing story. The trees have grown a little haven't they?

      A truly lovely enamel brooch with silver surround! Congrats Kyra and Swissvintage.
    16. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      What a beautiful place to have your prayer heard--not to say it isn't heard just where you are.
    17. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Wow Kyra, what fantastic news finding out where the beautiful vista of this wonderful brooch. Swissvintage well done on your research.
    18. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Gillian, indeed! Hazard is a great help when you remember what you are looking for ;-)
      Thank you for your kind comment!

      It seems forests increased since 19th century, little herds of cattle are less present, and no more wandering, so young trees are no more eaten and can fully grow.

      Lois, sure, thank you!

      Jean, thank you, the views of Swiss lanscapes with lakes, mountains and so pretty monuments are fascinating, it is easy to understand Victorians brought them back from their "Grand Tour" as souvenirs!
      Again, kudos to Swissvintage :-))

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