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Antique rooster silver and paste brooch, Auguste Besson.

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    Posted 2 years ago

    kyratango
    (420 items)

    This rooster was already posted previously with another gold roosters head brooch...
    (Link to it in first comment)

    I wasn't able then to read the maker's mark.

    The turtle allowed me to identify the same mark, A-a hand-B, for Auguste Besson, parisian jewellery maker, active from 1881 :-)

    Size: 1.5" by 1.5" or 4cm by 4cm.
    13 grams.

    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Rooster brooches. | Collectors Weekly
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/146983-rooster-brooches?in=collection-4971
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 2 years ago
      You have such wonderful jewelry, kyra. :-))))
    3. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Great for you to know. He is still as proud and beautiful as ever!
    4. Recordmantime Recordmantime, 2 years ago
      isn't it cool to have one and not know who made it. then find another one which can tell the story for the both of them ..nice work.... Eugène François Vidocq .... '-)
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      How wonderful they look together!!! One little turtle solved a mystery!!! Hope your monkeys will be next!!!!!
    6. Newtimes Newtimes, 2 years ago
      To die for!
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
      lovely brooch!!
    8. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Hi Bonnie! I'm very proud of your compliment, ô jewellery guru :-)

      Karen, so true, thank you!

      Recordmantime, thank you, hazard made it :-) Not that is so important to know the maker, but this is kind of a tribute to his talent!

      Judy, turtle was the key, and seller who first did the search :-)
      Thank you for your comment and still thinking of the monkeys mystery!

      Newtimes, happily won't ;-) Thank you for your lovely comment!

      Many thanks for all your loves, Bonnie, Karen, Brunswick, Vetraio, Newtimes, Judy an Pebble :-D
    9. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
      Fantastic to find the maker, beautiful collection you have too!
    10. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Thank you so much Marga for your awesome comment! Priceless appreciation coming from a wise jewellery collector like you :-)
    11. pops52 pops52, 2 years ago
      Always enjoy looking at your beautiful jewelry Kyra!
    12. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Pops! Always enjoy seeing you popping on my posts :-D
      Thank you!
    13. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Thanks Martika, Scott and Elisabethan for your loves too :-D
    14. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
      Always such beautiful and wonderful .......and UNIQUE pieces you have !!
    15. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 2 years ago
      Green lady says that these will match her outfit just fine :)
    16. Celiene Celiene, 2 years ago
      Beauties!
    17. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Rose, YOU are unique! :-) Thank you for your lovely visit and kind comment!

      Vintagelamp, yep, would be a nice buddy for Green Lady's butterfly :-)) Thank you!

      Celiene, many thanks for your nice comment and love!

      Thank you so much for your lovely visits, Vintageforever and Aura :-D
    18. lentilka11, 2 years ago
      This is beautiful!!
    19. Gillian, 2 years ago
      Kyra, I've been searching and searching to find the location of the mark on the back of the rooster. But no, it evades me. Please could you tell me where it is?

      Your beautiful menagerie is growing every day - the rooster looks as it should - so proud to be amongst your other treasures.
    20. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Thank you Lentilka!

      Gillian, the marks are in pic#3 on the C catch!
      A boar's head for French silver jewellery, and Auguste Besson's maker's mark, A/a raised hand/B :-)
      Thank you for your interest and so kind compliment!
    21. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Thanks for all your loves, Celiene, Fleafinder, Sklo, Clockerman and David!
    22. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Thank you for your visit and love, Paul and Jean!
    23. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 years ago
      Lindo gallo!! Love your little rooster, kyratango!! :)
    24. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Kikiriki/Cocorico, Katherine!
      Thank you my friend :-)
    25. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Oroyoroy! Camera (smart phone...) still OK :-)
      I had twins 11 days ago and am exhausted ;-D
      You can see them here:
      https://youtu.be/KYBkxgh850A
      Lol!
      Thank you for your visit, and lovely comment, COCORICO!
    26. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Love this farmyard coming to order, gorgeous rooster and turtle !!~
    27. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Phil! Many thanks for your lovely visit and gorgeous comment! XOXO

      Thanks a lot for all your loves, Vintagefran, Poire and Jeneric:-D

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