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Antique gilded silver and paste turtle brooch, Auguste Besson.

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    Posted 6 years ago

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    An example of animal paste jewellery at its best!

    Open back sparkling paste stones, cut and set as if they were peridots and diamonds in heavily gilded silver.

    Size: 3.2cm by 3cm, 1 1/4" by 1.1"
    Weight: 8.9g

    French hallmark boar's head for silver and Maker's mark identified in as Auguste Besson, active in Paris from 1881.

    Hope you will enjoy it as much as I do :-)

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    1. clementine4, 6 years ago
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      This could not be more beautiful even if those green glass stones were diamonds and peridots!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Oh, this is incredibly beautiful!! What a wonderful brooch!!
    4. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Another beauty ! Love the color too :-) xo
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Pascale, this is just stunning and love the colour!!!!
    6. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Outstanding :)
    7. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Clementine, thank you for being the first to leave this fabulous comment and love!

      Bonnie! I totally agree, thank you!!!

      Scott, thank you, you are the most wonderful too :-)

      Mani! Hi! So happy to see you here and your lovely comment! XOXO

      Valentino, nice to see you too! What? It is not a bug? Lol!
      I'm fond of all critters jewellery :-D Thank you my friend :-)

      Judy, I jumped on it as it appeared in the B.I.N. listings... Animal brooch, paste, French marks, and turtle... Scarce piece :-) Thank you for your nice comment and love!

      Caperkid...... THANK YOUUU!

      Thanks to all for your loves, Pebble, Pops, Vetraio, Mike and Alan :-)

    8. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Well done Pascale, don't you just love those listings....gets the heart pumping hey!!!!
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      I love it! The color and movement in it fantastic! They knew what they did back then. New jewelry most often lack that special feeling about them.
    10. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      ooh la la! This could not be better!!!
    11. Gillian, 6 years ago
      He's a beautiful frog - I read up on paste stones after seeing this. Your frog really stands out with the sparkling stones.
    12. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Right Judy :-D

      Elisabethan, yes, his attitude is very lively, modern pieces look so stiff in comparison...
      Thank you for your visit and nice comment!

      Karen, many thanks for your oh la la!!!

      Gillian, glad you find him interesting and looking into paste jewellery, thank you! And... psst... he is a turtle ;-D

      Many thanks for loving him, Fleafinder, Brunswick, Phil Marga, Aura, Melanie, Jeneric and Inky :-)
    13. Recordmantime, 6 years ago
      Another Gem for your collection huh....very nice that a sea turtle...?? looks like a keeper to me ... '-)
    14. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Ooohh, thank you dear friend! A keeper for sure :-)
      He is a ground/earth turtle, I had one for years when a child, she came on call (was an indoor pet...) to get treats!
    15. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Many thanks for your loves, Fleafinder, Recordmantime, Brunswick and Sean!
    16. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Really nice, i will love to find one like this.

    17. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Alan for your so nice comment! I wish you a bunch of nice finds in your collecting areas :-)

      Many thanks for your loves, Rose and Marga!
    18. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 6 years ago
      how cute
    19. martika martika, 6 years ago
      So nice!!!
    20. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Anne, Martika! How nice and cute are your comments :-) Thank you both for your lovely visit!
    21. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 6 years ago
      Super beautiful! I love everything about this!
    22. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Ooh, Vintagelamp, you're so kind, thank you for visiting and leaving such a lovely comment!

      Vintageforever and Celiene, thank you for your visit and lovings!
    23. lentilka11, 6 years ago
      really beautiful!
    24. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you so much Lentilka! :-)
    25. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Many thanks for all your loves, Vintagelamp, TheGateKeeper, Lentilka, Fleafinder, SpiritBear ant Tamluvsnd! :-)
    26. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thanks for your lovely visit Jean :-)
    27. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 6 years ago
      Wow Kyra, lots of deserving loves for this beautiful post. Saw lots of turtles in Al and they call the land ones gophers and eat them. :( (endangered ). I loved watching the water turtles sun themselves when I lived on a channel inlet. One land turtle made it's way and my 80 year old neighbors' yard and she made me get it out of her yard and take it back in the woods. Then another neighbor pulled up and she offered it up. We were on our way to a festival and I ran that big fella as far into the woods as I could. LOL --So much for that shower and my hair do but the turtle made it out alive!! :)
      Can you show a larger pic of the last pic that shows the French makers mark for silver?
    28. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      OGF, I love your turtle rescue story! You're a sweet heart :-D
      In France, wild turtles aren't that big, and are only present in the South and Corsica, they are endangered and protected!
      For the boar's head mark, I can't take a clear picture, but Google images for it or see there:
      French Hallmarks - Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Makers' Marks

      Thank you so much for your interest and cute comment!
    29. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Sweet little turtle, aww. Beautiful, such artistry in these jewels!
    30. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you for your comment, sweet little Kath! ;-D

      Many thanks for all your loves, Fleafinder, Bensallright, Davyd, Ho2cultcha, Katherine and OGF!
    31. Bettyb00 Bettyb00, 6 years ago
      Wow! simply stunning!
    32. Poire Poire, 6 years ago
      I love turtles et celui-ci est si belle!
    33. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Betty, sorry for a very late thanks for your kind comment and interest!

      Poire, me too, it was love at first sight :-))
      Thank you too for your French words, ma chère:-D

      Thanks too Bonnie and Vintagefran for joining the lovers!!!

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