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Enamel Jewelry52 of 176Norman Grant Gold Enamel NecklaceMeyle and Mayer enamel brooches group.
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Posted 3 years ago

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Bought at french antique site, not a bargain but honestly priced... On this site, prices lowest each 2 weeks, it had just appeared and I wanted it so badly I didn't took the risk it could fly away ;-))

1.3/4" by 1.1/8" or 4.5 by 3 centimeters, 18k gold, rosecut diamonds set on silver, natural button pearl, ruby eyes, plique à jour enamel. Date around 1880.

The brooch system unscrew to use as hair ornament with an hair pin.

As seen on pic#2, plique enamel was broken in two places, black stripe on body had little damage and 2 diamonds were lacking.


  1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
    Oh my...beautiful!
  2. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    How prompt to love and comment, Efe!
    Thank you, and surprisingly... I totally agree ;-D
  3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
    I am always on the lookout for your goodies.... :-)
  4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    That is one stunning wasp kyra, I'm sure we'll worth the price.
  5. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
    lovely....great eye ...
  6. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
    He STUNG me right to the heart -- Beautiful !!!
  7. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Jean, yes! Thanks a lot :-)
    Roycroft, thanks for your kind comment and the beautiful duo!
    Rose, many thanks for your always appreciated visit, love and comment :-D
  8. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    I have only one word: a DREAM, don't let it fly away because I will catch it!!
  9. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    No way Marga! It stings ;-))
    Thank you!!!
  10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
    Kyra, This is just incredible looking! You did a fab job on the repair, as usual!!!
  11. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
    Best ever is right ! What a beauty ! :)
  12. Gillian, 3 years ago
    So, so lovely. Delicate wings. How long did it take you to repair this? You must have a steady hand, and an eye for just the right colour and stones. I think it would have waited for you if you had left if a couple of weeks - but oh the risk of losing it to someone else. We would've been denied the privilege of seeing it. Thank you Kyra for not waiting.
  13. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Gilian, it took about half an hour :-)
    I backed the damaged areas with tape and applied UK curing resin in tiny drop, colored with permanent marker, then another thin layer of resin.
    I'm lucky enough to have antique rosecut spare diamonds which can easily be set if right size!
    My other luck is to have a sharp view for tiny working ;-)
    Thank you for your appreciation of my Bzz Bzz!
    Jscott and Mikelv many thanks for your visit and so kind comments, much appreciated!
  14. Gillian, 3 years ago
    Thanks Kyra. You have a real talent for this work. I forgot to mention too, that the photographs are super good. Again, a very steady hand.
  15. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
    This piece is so beautiful, I find it amazing the way you fix your jewelry. Excellent!
  16. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thank you thank you Nutsabotas for your excellent comment and love ; -))
    Many thanks Nicefice for your visit and love!
  17. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
    Wonderful bee. I'm glad you acquired it Kyra. Apart from you appreciating it so much who else could restore it so well.
  18. inky inky, 3 years ago
    looooove it!!...:-)
  19. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    So kind of you, Racer, thank you so much for your wonderful comment !

    Inky, many thanks for your visit and love, always a pleasure to see you :-)
  20. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
    Incredible!! Incredible brooch, and your incredible work!! It's just beyond amazing what you do to restore these pieces to their glory, kyrantango, you are a true artist.

    So glad you didn't let this Bzz Bzz get away, it came to the right home. :)
  21. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Katherine, I'm so glad you love it and the repair :-)
    Can't thank you too much for your enthusiastic comment :-D
  22. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
    Wow Kyra... so many elements went into making this! Great buy!
  23. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Rick for your appreciation and love! Your visit is always much appreciated :-)
  24. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thank you too for loving it, Radegunder, Bladerunner, Hunter and Soulportal !
  25. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thank you so much Marga, Elisabethan, AnnaB and Trey for loving the Bzzz bzzz ;-)
  26. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Thanks Ho2cultcha, Brightfall, Newtimes, Sean and Radegunder for your loves / like :-D
  27. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Hi Lisa! Thank you for passing here and giving a love :-)
    Bonne Année (again!).
  28. wolcott1 wolcott1, 2 years ago
  29. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Thank you Lisa and Walcott for your warm comments!
  30. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
  31. Celiene Celiene, 2 years ago
    That's a stunner!
  32. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Lot of thanks from the Bzzzz BZZZZ to you, Moonstonelover and Celiene for your kind comments!
  33. pops52 pops52, 2 years ago
    I love your fantabulous insect jewelry collection!
  34. pops52 pops52, 2 years ago
    Forgot to mention, third photo, great shot!
  35. martika martika, 2 years ago
    Perfect piece!!!
  36. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Pops! Thank you for your "fantabulous" comment, love and visit!!!
    I have to credite my photo editor for the third pic ;-))

    Martika, many thanks for your kind comment!

    Huge thanks to the 38 bee lovers too :-D
  37. kyratango kyratango, 7 months ago
    Thanks for your love Newfld!

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