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Victorian and Edwardian Jewelry177 of 763Antique Late 1800's?hand carved leaf broochOld BROOCH -- Lock, Key and heart ( C-Clasp )
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    This work is fused glass, inlaid with gold engraved hunting scene.

    Thewa work is the correct name, also called Pratapgarh from the India district it is originate from.

    Still made today, the skills are transmitted from father to son since centuries!

    Take a look to the link in first comment!

    I wanted one since a long time and had luck to find this large one for cheap! :-)

    Now I have to find an appropriate pin to restore it as a brooch... C clasp will be made from the original pin remains...

    Size: 1.3/4" by 1.3/8" or 4.5cm by 3.5cm.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thewa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    2. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thewa Pratapgarh,Rajasthan, Gold handicrafts | Gaatha . ???? ~ handicrafts
    3. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Local fashion: Indian jewelry: thewa work
    4. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thank you for the early/quick loves, Thomas, Sean, Mike :-D
    5. martika martika, 7 years ago
      Beautiful work!!!
    6. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thank you Martika for your appreciation and love :-)
    7. freiheit freiheit, 7 years ago
      It looks lovely! The green colour is so beautiful!
    8. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thank you so much Freiheit for your kind visit and comment!

      many thanks MyFavoriteTreasures for stopping by and leaving your love :-)
    9. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thanks for your loves, Caperkid, Bonnie, Gillian, Nutsabotas, Jean, Amatoor:-))
    10. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      This is beautiful. Wanted to tell you that I got your package today also and you did a fine job on the trumpets. I am not sure as of yet which one I will use, hope I sent enough. A big thank you to you and much love !~
    11. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Oh My ~ Stunning !!!
    12. NevadaBlades, 7 years ago
      FABULOUS! [;>)
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      SO DELICATE !!!
    14. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Stunningly beautiful.
      Never seen it before.
    15. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Dear Val! To find the convenient tube hinge pin from a broken victorian brooch will be a luck... It will certainly be found one day.... Thank you for your nice comment, XOXO!

      Phil, you're very welcome, it was largely enough for the shipping :-)
      Glad you may use one for your restore! Thank you for your appreciation of the Thewa work, XOXO!

      Rose, Nevadablades, Kevin! thanks for your terrific comments and love :-)

      Karen, Thank you! I'm always pleased to introduce unusual antique jewellery pieces with so hard work involved in the making :-)

      Thaks again all to 19 lovers/friends
    16. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thank you OneGoodFind!
    17. Windwalker, 7 years ago
      Just lovely...
      "Thewa work is 400 years old and was originally done by craftsmen from a tribe in Rajasthan exclusively for royalty, more specifically the Mughal rulers," explains Bhalla. "When the Mughal dynasty declined and as royal patronage fell, Thewa artisans lost their livelihood. The tribe kept the jewelry-making process a secret and went back to their nomadic lifestyle."

      Decades later, in the mid 90s, Roopa Vohra, a student of glass making came across pictures of Thewa jewelry and an antique Thewa pankhi (fan) in a book published by the National Museum of India. She was intrigued by the use of color and the precise craftsmanship. She decided to locate the tribe in an attempt to revive the art and learn the techniques herself. Her quest took her to Rajasthan—to the villages of Bumer and Chitor where the artisans lived. Though apprehensive at first, the artisans soon realized that Vohra was interested in making a financial commitment to their art. First she was sworn into the tribe as an honorary member and then was allowed to learn the art of Thewa from the master craftsmen. Today, Vohra and her artisans work together out of a studio in Mumbai. Her handmade paandans, jewelry, and sindoor cases are sold internationally.

      Thewa jewelry has also made its way into the collections of such famous Bollywood names as Jaya Bachchan, Pinki Roshan (Hrithik’s mom), Rani Mukherji, and Shobha De. Here in California, Hollywood stars like Uma Thurman have been seen sporting Thewa pendants. Vohra even has an elaborately designed "Dashavatara" in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
    18. IVAN49 IVAN49, 7 years ago
      Professional repair is needed.Silver wire of appropriate thickness can be HARD soldered to the broken end. ``C`` end on the opposite side is a problem because it cannot be hard soldered at high temperature which would badly damage the brooch. The only solution is to take ``C`` either from another brooch or to make one of silver wire but either way it should be soldered using SOFT lead/tin solder.
    19. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Ivan, thank you :-)
      I know that! Already practised this soldering, see there:
    20. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Windwalker, forgot to thank you for your Thewa history, love and interest :-)
    21. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Many thanks to all 22 lovers!
    22. Emme Emme, 7 years ago
      OMG! This is gorgeous and now Thewa is on my list.
    23. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Wow! That is a stunning piece of jewelry! I'd never heard of this, trust the Indians to produce something this beautiful. Thanks for sharing, kyratango, I am always learning from you. :)
    24. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Emme, thank you! I'm in total admiration with this work too!
      Katherine, thank you! My pleasure to share unusual pieces like this, and very happy of your appreciation. :-)

      Thanks Radegunder and Ho2cultcha for loving it too!

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