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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Again, comparative pics of two acrobatic monkeys brooches, one marked KP for Knoll and Pregizer, the other with the "Etruscan urn" mysterious maker's mark!

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      About Knoll and Pregizer, Robin Deutsch site:

      Knoll & Pregizer
    2. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Same same but different.
      I don't know if I should tell you this Kyra, but first glance at the thumbnail I thought these were commando toys.......sorry. They got lots better with a proper look!
    3. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      What a cutie!
    4. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Haha, Karen! Monkeys invasion :-)
      Thumbnails on the main page are sometimes fooling :-))
      Thank you for monkeying around! :-)

      Marga, thank you, you're another cutie :-D

      Thomas, thank you for your lovely visit!
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      They are wonderful!!! but so alike.....I would be going crazy with frustration!!!! What an excellent site you have posted....such detail, thanks
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Really love these, evvious !
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      VERY cool!! I love these little monkeys!
    8. Recordmantime, 6 years ago
      Very cool ...what are you running over there a pawn shop you always seem to come up with the nice's and coolest stuff day after day ...smiling ,.. Ziggy birdie is looking fat and enjoyed the u tube shots ...
    9. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 6 years ago
      Love this!
    10. inky inky, 6 years ago
    11. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 years ago
      FOR SURE KYRA---the best thing on here today! Congratulations!
    12. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Judy! I am frustrated... The Robin Deutsch site is amazing, glad you appreciate it!

      Phil, what a compliment coming from you :-) Thank you!

      Recordman, yep, quite a pawn shop, with all sorts of things :-)
      Ziggy is fat and sassy as his mom... ;-))

      Vintagelamp, love back to you! :-))

      Inky, thank youuuu!

      PCC! YOU're the best :-))

      Big, huge, collective thanks to all 17 lovers!
    13. lentilka11, 6 years ago
      Sigh, you lucky girl to have them!
    14. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Awww, thank you Lentilka! Indeed, I am :-)

      Thanks for the loves, Melanie, Amatoor, Vintageforever and Lentilka:-D
    15. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Merci merci David :-)

      Thank you so much for your lovely visit, Mani!!!
    16. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
    17. Analogue, 6 years ago
      I will not make simple "noise" on the page by adding unnecessary comments such as "oh! nice!" or "pretty!"-

      The hanging monkeys is a typical Japanese theme- it is a symbol of good luck to have the hanging monkeys as a wind chime or front door embellishment. This MAY or may NOT help you in your search, but trying to narrow it down by perhaps looking for Japanese importers who make jewelry and trinkets for foreign buyers may help. Is it from war-time? that's possible- when were we in Japan? etc- hope this helps
    18. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Analog for your comment and your willing to help!
      I know for sure these are not Japanese :-)
      They are featured in Robin Deutsch site (link in comment#1), last pic when you scroll down the page.
      Early models dating end of Victorian era, last ones 1930's.
      She said several makers did them!
    19. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Other paste brooches bearing the mysterious mark...
    20. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Pascale, have you seen this listing......your mystery mark but described differently!!
    21. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Yes Judy :-) Thank you!
      I track all pieces with that mark, even created a Pinterest board with all I saw...
      Even some sellers described it as French import silver mark... No! The mark for that is a Swan in an oval :-)
    22. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Huge collective thank you to all 30 mystery lovers ;-)
    23. fleafinder fleafinder, 6 years ago
      hi kyra i believe this mark belongs to neiman marcus beverly hills estate jewelry. see #Y39011/39111

      The logo of neiman marcus also resembles the mark

      Let me know what you think!
    24. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Looks like your mystery is solved, kyratango. Darling little monkeys! :)
    25. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Hi Fleafinder, the Morning Glory's monkeys are inspired from the ones I showed, but obviously not same... No visible marks to compare...
      The link to Neiman Marcus shows a Cartier-Bresson lighter, and I haven't been able to find any Neiman Marcus mark...
      Thanks a lot for your research, but still a mystery :-/
      Katherine, thank you too :-)
    26. davyd286, 6 years ago
      This one has the second monkey in colored gemstones:
    27. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Davyd, I hadn't seen these on your link before.
      I'm on my phone during the holidays and will have a look to the mark on the tail from my pc
    28. fleafinder fleafinder, 6 years ago
      for davyd's monkey in the link it seemed tonhave more gem stones on it!
    29. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Yes Fleafinder, those on Davyd's link have diamonds, not paste.
      This model of "playful monkeys" or acrobatic monkeys were made too in precious stones :-)
    30. fleafinder fleafinder, 6 years ago
      yep i prefer this version. The other on the link is alittle too gaudy for me
    31. clementine4, 6 years ago
      I'm very fortunate to have Robin Deutsch as an online friend and teacher. According to her, this mark remains a mystery, which many people have been trying to solve for years. In a discussion last week about these monkey brooches, she said they were based upon earlier designs from the late 1800's (those were often real gold and rose-cut diamonds) and made by several companies as a novelty piece.
    32. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Oooh, thank you Clementine, you are indeed very fortunate to be in relation with Robin Deutsch!
      At least I now know many people are on the search too!
      One day the light will pop up :-)
    33. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Huge big thanks to you, Sean and all 34 lovers :-)
    34. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Kyratango fleafinder was on to something in the link to morning glory antiques. There are two pendants that are interesting. Our mark is there and one also has the same backdetails as on my brooch that I posted. On one of the items they say 1910.
    35. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
    36. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
    37. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Also on morning glory: you have to press "view" to see the back of their brooch.
    38. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Yep, sellers of antique paste jewellery have at least one piece from the "mysterious maker"
      Great search Elisabeth!
    39. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Haha! Look at what modern repros of these monkeys look like, and notice the description, (pristine condition, art deco...) making believe they are old!
    40. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 5 years ago
      These are so cute!!
    41. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you Mrstyndall :-))

      Thanks too for your loves, Poire and Bijou!
    42. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 5 years ago
      Definitely some of the coolest paste jewelry I have seen, kyra! Such a great find of yours.
    43. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Well, these repros are the ugliest pieces Pascale!!! Absolutely not patch on your beautiful pieces!!!
    44. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Bijou, I'm in love with paste and animal jewellery, these tick all the buttons :-)) Thank you!

      Judy, I suspect these repros are made in India... But not found yet the wholesale site ;-))
      Beware... they are more and more on Ebay...!

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