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    Posted 5 years ago

    melaniej
    (707 items)

    Looking through a glass vase filled with all kinds of jewelry in it at the thrift store and spotted a few pieces in there that I thought was beautiful. Can't go through the jewelry in the vase while in the store because it's all taped up at the top but found many pieces I liked in it. Sold my sister a ring for $5.00 so I ended up paying 45.00 for the vase full of jewelry.

    This is one of them.
    Mark 925
    Floral design- is that Poppy flowers?
    C- clasp
    looks to be Art Nouveau to me....but if I'm wrong correct me please ;)

    The coral looks to be sponge coral but I'm not to positive on that.
    In pic#4 I hope it's clear enough to see the edge.

    I will definitely wear this brooch!

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    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      I've seen the same vases at GW and Savers. Our Salvation puts together plastic bags for fifteen to twenty. This is a beautiful brooch Melaniej maybe even earlier Victorian. I found an oval glass intaglio one in my grab bag a while back. :)

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/129239-victorian-intaglio-glass-oval-on-brass-b?in=collection-3969
    2. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Super find! I confirm sponge coral :-)
      The flowers look like narcissus, but leaves are other plant...
      Love it!!!
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Very nice!! Looks Art Nouveau to me, too. I'm sure you got much more than the $45 price tag in that glass jar. C catches were used mainly between 1850-1910, so it could be anywhere in that period. The older the brooch, the longer the pin.

      The hinge can help you date it, too:

      http://www.ebay.com/gds/Dating-Vintage-Jewelry-Victorian-Clasp-Hinges-ABs-/10000000021198683/g.html
    4. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Maybe columbine? Beautiful brooch, great buy! :)
    5. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 5 years ago
      absolute stunner, love this colour
    6. melaniej melaniej, 5 years ago
      Mike
      the GW's around here don't do the plastic bags anymore :(
      all thrown in cheap large glass vases :(
      I guess if they had larger jewelry cases they would sort through all of it....who knows.
      This was a rare find that day....most of the time it's all junk in those vases. But my eye caught a couple nice pieces in it so I just went with it.
    7. melaniej melaniej, 5 years ago
      nutsabotas6
      I have asked several times if I could open them up and go through them but they always said NO .
    8. melaniej melaniej, 5 years ago
      Efesgirl
      Katherine
      Anne
      Thank all of you for the comments.

    9. melaniej melaniej, 5 years ago
      rucklczglass
      Thank you
      love to share my finds with CW and love to see all the collections/treasures of others.

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