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Enamel Jewelry48 of 182Wounded enamel and gold pansies brooch, part 1.Vintage Gold Enameled Flower Pin
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Posted 2 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


  1. racer4four racer4four, 2 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, 2 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. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
    So beautiful!! Love, love it!
  4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 2 years ago
    Super duper! From cheap to haute couture antique. :-))))))
  5. kyratango kyratango, 2 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 :-)

  6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
    Beautiful filigree work, love it !~
  7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
    Lovely hair pin :-) and great restoration work.
  8. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
    Oh my ..................... Stunning ........................ as always !!!
  9. NevadaBlades, 2 years ago
    Long hair, short hair.....would still love to see a pic of you wearing it. Hell, even no hair.....!!! [;>)))))))
  10. kyratango kyratango, 2 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
  11. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 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. :)
  12. kyratango kyratango, 2 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!
  13. Emme Emme, 2 years ago
    Super lovely. Where do you find these things, Kyra? My daughter was one of those blonde baldies-- for years. Now? Glorious mane.
  14. kyratango kyratango, 2 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!
  15. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 years ago
    Oh kyratango, you are so kind, my friend! :)
  16. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
    beautiful and Great find !!
  17. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Thank you Sean for your great comment :-)
  18. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
    Your very welcome Kyra!! :)
  19. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    29000 thanks to the 29 well loved lovers :-D
  20. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Don't know how I missed this first time is so beautiful and again!! what a wonderful job!....:-)
  21. kyratango kyratango, 1 year 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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