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    Posted 6 years ago

    martika
    (149 items)

    I bought this brooch few days ago in a charity shop in Brighton, paid a couple of pounds for it. I saw similar brooches on the net, usually described as Czech filigree from the 1920s or 1930s. However I read somewhere this kind of jewellery shouldn't be called filigree at all. It is pressed or more correctly stamped on a giant press out of thin metal sheets, while a filigree is made by twisting very fine wires together.
    Thank you dear CW friends for stopping by!!!

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    Comments

    1. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      I love these type of brooches Martika, very pretty!!
    2. lentilka11, 6 years ago
      Beautiful!
    3. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Very pretty! Love the mount and this blue :-)

      Stricto sensu filigree is, as you said, thin wires twisted and soldered together.
      But Edwardian and art deco white gold or platinum saw pierced or stamped mounts are also called filigree:

      Vintage Art Deco Old European Cut Diamond & Emerald 14K White Gold from gandsco on Ruby Lane
      https://www.rubylane.com/item/1469097-JCJC14/Vintage-Art-Deco-European-Cut-Diamond
    4. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      And your brooch even has the millegrain effect on the metal!
    5. Potterymad Potterymad, 6 years ago
      Lovely brooches Gillian and great info kyratango
    6. fleafinder fleafinder, 6 years ago
      what a quality find babe!
    7. martika martika, 6 years ago
      Thank you Thomas, Judy, Lentilka, Potterymad, Fleafinder for the nice comments and especially Kyra for the info, and everybody for the love clicks and stopping by!!! :)))
      I still have a lot to learn...

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