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Art Nouveau Jewelry76 of 257Please HELP identifying this ring! Antique Meyle and Mayer silver enamel frog brooch.
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Last addition to the colorful enamel dragonflies!

    Unmarked silver,7.6cm long, 5.2cm wide.

    She arrived in pretty bad shape... Hinge peg was replaced by a simple bended sewing pin...
    Rear left leg lacking... And, of course, consequent enamel damage...

    Replaced the hinge peg with a piece of silver wire, shaped a leg from same silver wire and soldered it.
    After a good clean and polish of the oxidised wings, redo of the enamel with 3D nail polish,
    Permanent marker in blue and green, then a layer of top coat nail polish...

    1 hour later here is the result :-D

    Last pic is the growing group of the flashy Bzz Bzz.

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      And what a beautiful job you did! Happy dragonfly!
    2. NevadaBlades, 6 years ago
      I agree with Bonnie-girl ~ nice restor, Tango! [;>)
    3. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Woooh, thank you Bonnie and Nevada for your kind compliment! I must say I'm rather proud of the result (not modest, uh...) :-D
    4. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      As soon as I seen this I loved it then I noticed the damage & thought what a shame. After reading what a great job you have done it has come up a treat. thanks for your simple trick I will try & remember it you can hardly notice the difference. You would have to look hard.
    5. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      More amazing restoration work, kyratango, just amazing! I love the last group, you have so many beautiful bzz bzzzes!!! Wonderful to see them, thanks for sharing them! :)
    6. davyd286, 6 years ago
      It has taken only one hour?! Amazing, and a great result.
    7. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Zowie for your nice comment!

      Katherine, hubby thinks I'm crazy... One more again, he says, but you have plenty already!
      Never enough!!!
      Thank you!

      Davyd, yes, longest was to wait for the nail polish to dry thoroughly!
      Thank you :-)

      Thanks for the loves, Bonnie, Caperkid, Nevada, Aura, Marga, Zowie, Kath, Trey, Phil and Jewels1900!
    8. Oldfashionedgirl Oldfashionedgirl, 6 years ago
      Wow!!! It's just beautiful.
    9. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Oldfashionedgirl, Bzzzz from the dragonfly ; -)
    10. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
    11. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Bzzzz too Karen ;-D
    12. Emme Emme, 6 years ago
      You have mad restoration skills par excellence. Lovely brooch. I always go jewelry hunting after seeing your posts.
    13. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Wow....Now I figure you have to do a YouTube Video of one of your jobs so we can watch * A MASTER* at work. ~ Your amazing ~
    14. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Haha, Emme, another competitor, bidding war open :-) Thank you for your so kind comment!

      Rose, no no You Tube videos of my restorations, no need to see my mess and hear gross words in French ;-D
      Thank you my dear friend!
    15. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Great restore ! you saved her :-)
    16. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Yep, call me Doctor Bzz Bzz ;-D

      Million thanks Mani!
    17. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Call me DR. of dolls <wink>
    18. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Wow...So many Doctors here !! Great to have all of you !!!!!
    19. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Hope we could meet at a congress of CW doctors, Rose!
      You're THE dolls and manikins Doctor, Mani ;-)
    20. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Toni and Glassiegirl for your loves :-)
    21. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you for loving the bzz bzz Trey and Hunter :-)
    22. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Well done of course! :-) It really looks amazing. Thanks for sharing your restoration expertise. I would love to attend the CW doctors conference.
    23. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Wonderful restore ! You are a master of your craft Kyra :)
    24. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Oroyoroy (love your name, lol), thank you for your comment and make me discover the artist!

      Valentino, dear friend, you're the Doctor of beads and bakelite Queen :-D
      Thank you for your so nice comment!

      Mike, thank you, you are the Master of Kindness ;-D
    25. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 6 years ago
      hi kyra
      They look great.
      Can I ask you though as a serious collector,how do you feel about restoring in this way? How old are the items and do think it affects the items value at all?
      I'm only asking as a fellow collector, it's not a loaded question... :)
    26. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Hi Anne!
      They are all early 20th century, I buy them broken or damaged for cheap.

      A restored piece is higher than a broken one but far lower than mint ... But anyway I'm not intended to sell them :-)

      My restore are mostly reversible, except for UV curing resin on plique a jour enamel!

      Thank you for your interest and question :-)
    27. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Anna for the love :-)
      Merci David, bzzzz bzzzz à toi :-)
    28. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 6 years ago
      Wow, well done on bringing this piece back to life - it is beautiful!
    29. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Oh, thank you Courtnay for your appreciation and so kind comment!
      So much repairable old pieces are discarded because of their wounds...
    30. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you for your visit and love, Destiny.Jennifer, ShakeThatThang, Midnight and Vintagelamp! :-)

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