Posted 5 years ago
When I first put eyes on this piece I thought that it was a costume brooch. It looked completely black and brown. I rubbed it with my finger and realized that it was silver underneath. Because the price was good, I decided to take it home and check out what it was.
Here is what I think:
I found many similar brooches dating to around the 1920 – 1940’s. The brooch was most likely made in Egypt. It has several marks. There seem to be some marks on the pin/needle. The interesting marks are in the front of the Brooch: There is one on the front next to the figure (King Tut?) on the bottom, as well as one on the little “ball” on the decoration around the brooch just below the figure. Unfurtunetly, I cannot make out the mark nor would I know what they mean.
I could clean the brooch and bring it back to its former glory. I am just not sure if I should do it. So far I just cleaned it with soap and water and gave it a very light polish on the front to show the details.
What would you do: To clean or not to clean???
Thanks for looking:)