Posted 4 years ago
I need help to find out more about this little 925 sterling brooch that I recently bought. I hope someone can tell age and origin of country from the 3 posts I will post of this brooch. This post #1 shows the overall style and clasps etc of the brooch. In post #2 and #3 I will show details in makers(or country-)mark and the setting of the stones.
I´ve been thinking this might be edwardian but I´m not sure. On the c-clasp there are some Swedish silver marks used to garanti the silver purity; an oval "threecrowns" mark was used 1913-1988 for imported silver but before that a threecrowns mark was also used (in shape it looked like a catpawsprint) from 1754 also on imported gods. So if you don´t know the age of a piece like this you can´t tell if it´s imported or not. The S mark for silver alongside with the threecrownsmark was introduced in 1913. This brooch has an oval threecrownsmark and a S for silver so from that I gather it´s an imported brooch.
Greatful for ideas :)
identify the mark to the right of the 925 mark? I can´t make out what it is. Looks lite a pictoral mark in the shape of a tourch, flame or Paw print? This could help me to learn more about its origin and age. Sad to say I need help with everything on this one because I have never seen a brooch like this. So age and country of origin would be Lovely to find out. I will make the posts with this brooch to show style, mark and the setting of the stones. Hope someone of my CW friends will have an idea. The stones looks like paste but are more shiny and distinct, much nicer than I´m used to. I don´t know that much about stones though.