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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Antique hair pin, around 1880,
    As it was badly damaged, got it for cheap :-)

    Sterling part is 2.18" by 1.3/4" or 5.5cm by 4.5cm.

    Total length is 5.5" or 14cm.

    Teeth are celluloid, not blonde turtle shell.

    Kyratisation as usual for plique à jour, UV curing resin and permanent marker :-D

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Great job as usual. Such a beautiful piece....imagine your hair up with this comb and it catching the light as you promenade.
    2. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Karen, thank you, it is a rather rare piece, beginning of plique à jour enamel revival :-)
      I love this kind of enamel, so true it catch light wonderfully!
      Helas I have short hair now, no more bun to pick it in :-/

      Many thanks Sklo, Thomas and Karen for your early loves :-))
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      Super duper! From cheap to haute couture antique. :-))))))
    4. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Bonnie, did you notice the blue apertures look like bats in flight!

      Thank you Nutsabotas and Bonnie your enthusiastic comments and loves!!!

      Thanks Caperkid for your lovely visit :-)

    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      Beautiful filigree work, love it !~
    6. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Lovely hair pin :-) and great restoration work.
    7. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Oh my ..................... Stunning ........................ as always !!!
    8. NevadaBlades, 7 years ago
      Long hair, short hair.....would still love to see a pic of you wearing it. Hell, even no hair.....!!! [;>)))))))
    9. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Phil, thank you! XOXO!
      Jean, thank you for your kind comment :-)
      Rose, many thanks for your always warm comments and appreciation!
      Nevada! Ô_Ô even no hair! Lol!!! Thank you for the good laugh (and compliment!).

      Kevin, Destiny.Jennifer, Gruff and Melanie, many thanks to all of you for your loves :-D
    10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Nevada Blade's comment reminded me of when my daughter was a baby and another mother looked at her and nearly cried as my baby had an abundant head of black curls and her baby was nearly bald with just a strand of fine white blond hair sprouting from the middle of her head -- she had taped a bow to the baby's head, bless her heart. A mother's love. :) Now, kyratango, I have very long black hair, and I can tell you, a pretty pick like that makes me wish I still liked to wear my hair up instead of hanging down my back in a braid like a dead raccoon, lol! As always, your work is incredible, this hair pick was very lucky to fall into your talented hands. :)
    11. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Ha Katherine, love your baby story, and the bow on 3 hairs :-D
      No! You certainly not wear a dead raccoon like braid! A glorious Pocahontas braid, yessss!
    12. Emme Emme, 7 years ago
      Super lovely. Where do you find these things, Kyra? My daughter was one of those blonde baldies-- for years. Now? Glorious mane.
    13. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Super lovely comment, Emme :-)
      Congrats for your daughter's mane!

      My finds are now from Ebay, but I haunted Paris flea markets and antique fairs for 30 years before moving in the countryside!
    14. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Oh kyratango, you are so kind, my friend! :)
    15. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      beautiful and Great find !!
    16. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thank you Sean for your great comment :-)
    17. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome Kyra!! :)
    18. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      29000 thanks to the 29 well loved lovers :-D
    19. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Don't know how I missed this first time is so beautiful and again!! what a wonderful job!....:-)
    20. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Inky, never too late ;-)) thank you so much for your so kind comment and appreciation!

      Huge collective thanks and love back to all of you, 33 lovers :-D

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