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Fine jewelry 2 of 47Silver brooch with wonderful shamrock/clove leaf etching Early victorian paste brooch
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    Posted 5 years ago

    Elisabethan
    (282 items)

    This looks Austrain-Hungarian (1867-1918) but I´m looking for clues to come to an answers :) I have the feeling this could even be older, before 18th century. Hoping someone will recognize the marks.

    When you hold it you know it´s really old. It might have been a button from the beginning, later made into a brooch. It´s small only 2,2 cm (under 1 inch) in diameter. There is some sort of handpainted enamel in white, black and vague touches of blue and red. The turqouises looks "unworked" while the almandines have an old cut. The setting of the stones also tells of age.

    I will show the marks and closeups in post nr 2.

    Really really greatful for help!

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    1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      For "loving" this post I thank :
      Sklo42, pops52, melaniej, manikin, pebble, Efesgirl, mikelv58, martika!!!
    2. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 5 years ago
      Looks classic Austro Hungarian to me.
    3. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 5 years ago
      PS, I don't think it's a button because it's domed. I think a button would more likely have a flat back.
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Very beautiful! I hope someone will give us more insight.
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Jewels and Valentino for you nice coments.

      Jewels you might be right mine is not a button but antique buttons can be domed. I have seen examples in the nordic museum in Stockholm. It was "stolpknapp". They were not flat in the back but had a metall piece that was stickning out of the back of the brooch and if that was removed I would imagine it would be easy to make it into a brooch. Here's an example but they don't show the back:

      http://smyckessamlingen.nordiskamuseet.se/S-NM/NM.0053073A-D?owner_filter=S-NM&submitbutton=S%C3%B6k&query=Stolpknapp&count=4&pos=1&search_context=1

      The link was just to show a domed button. But I'm not saying my brooch is a button, to me it looks like it could have been but maybe the marks speak against it.

      I wish I could find out something about the marks.
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou for love sklo42, pops52, melaniej, manikin, pebble, Efesgirl, mikelv85, martika, caperkid, aura, Valentino!!

      Still hoping someone will recognize the marks....
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou TassieDevil, peasejean and kyratango!!!
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      Thankyou NevadaBlades and Sean68!
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      Thankyou for love pebble, inky and lee120275!
    10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      Thankyou PhilDMorris!
    11. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 4 years ago
      This is beautiful!
    12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      Thankyou courteneysantiques for lovely coment!
    13. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      Thank for love Sean68, newcombe67, courteneysantiques and NanaM!

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