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    Posted 4 years ago

    freiheit
    (1172 items)

    This brooch has presented a bit of a mystery to me. I believe it was made some years ago in Italy because I have see other pieces of similar jewelry marked either with ALP or ALP Italy. I also think that the turquoise center stone might be Hubbell glass but this is really just a guess.

    If I am not mistaken, Mary has some bangles posted with the same mark on the back.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    Comments

    1. davyd286, 4 years ago
      ALP stands for Alpaca.
    2. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Davyd beat me to it, Alpaca silver. :) And yes that does look like a glass cabochon. It's a very pretty brooch, the tube clasp suggests it is quite an old piece. Nice! :)
    3. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      Israel?
    4. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Davyd286, thanks for your help. I was reasonably sure that the mark meant Alpaca, but because I have seen some other pieces with the same mark plus Italy, silly me thought that it might be the name of the company. I guess I am wrong:)
    5. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Mary, we can "team up" again!
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/98418-1940s-50s-italian-silver-and-coral-or
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Sorry Davy and katherine - alpaca silver wasn't just used in Mexican jewelry, but seems to be most of what is out there and so I posted off emotion - Gudrun, maybe delete that dorky post above?
    7. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Mary, I don't find your comment dorky at all but your wish is my command: I delete your earlier comment. It happens sometimes to me that I say something and then I realize it was not exactly what I wanted to say:)
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Thanks Gudrun! Will keep looking for more about our ALP non-Mexico items.
    9. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 months ago
      Wow, another one!
      These are amazing, love the Hubbell turquoise!
    10. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 months ago
      These are really worth looking into, would love to know the history and maker!
    11. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 months ago
      Could this be from the same maker? Looks very similar...
    12. freiheit freiheit, 4 months ago
      MsCrystalship, thanks so much for your comments.
      It is possible that both brooches are from the same maker, however, the other one seems to be better made. I always love a little mystery - as long as I find the answer, eventually, LOL!
      BTW, I posted a sterling bangle a few years ago. I didn't have any idea who made it, and then by chance I saw the same mark on another piece of jewellery online and the mystery was finally solved. I love when that happens!

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