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Antique rooster silver and paste brooch, Auguste Besson.

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Posted 2 years ago

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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.


  1. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Rooster brooches. | Collectors Weekly
  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
  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:
    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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