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Antique large enamel on porcelain brooch, Neapolitan fisher boy after Gustav Richter.

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Enamel Jewelry20 of 164Meyle and Mayer Jugendstil/Art Nouveau calla lily 900 sterling enamel pendant.Enamel landscape sterling antique brooch, Thomas L.Mott.
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Posted 11 months ago

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kyratango
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I was the only bidder on this beauty!

Bright pinchbeck mount, 22 E stamped at back of the porcelain.

6.2cm (2.4/8") high, 5.5cm (2.1/8") wide.

The original painting is by Gustav Richter, 1823/1884.

This portrait was widely reproduced, either in prints and enamel plaques or brooches, during 19th century. It seems Germany made these pieces.

I prefer the serious expression he shows to the "kitch cuteness" of his siblings! :-))

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  1. kyratango kyratango, 11 months ago
    Thank you CindB for your appreciation and love :-)

    Many thanks too for your lovely visit, JImam and Ivan!
  2. kyratango kyratango, 11 months ago
    To see a print of the original portrait:
    Neapolitan Fisher Boy | File name: 07_11_000378 Title: Neapo… | Flickr
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/4639076551/in/set-72157623875015275/
  3. Gillian, 11 months ago
    Is there a secret to being the only bidder, or actually placing a bid at the last moment while the other bidders are doing something else?

    Kyra - what a beautiful brooch this is - congratulations. Do you have any idea of the age of this piece?
  4. kyratango kyratango, 11 months ago
    Ha, Gillian, I don't know why nobody else bid on it... I didn't snipe but bid 3 days before the end :-)
    For the age of the piece, I place it around 1860, because of the mount and size too.
    Thank you for your interest!

    Thanks Aura and Fortapache for your loves :-D

  5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 11 months ago
    Another winner, kyra!
  6. martika martika, 11 months ago
    It is so beautiful!!!
  7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 11 months ago
    I agree, a lovely brooch, I love the porcelain painting of the boy.
  8. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 11 months ago
    Well done Pascale.......a gorgeous brooch!!
  9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 11 months ago
    Truly incredible!!
  10. Agram.m Agram.m, 11 months ago
    Beautiful detailed portret!
  11. davyd286, 11 months ago
    I'm with kyra on the age. Nice score!
  12. kyratango kyratango, 11 months ago
    Wooohh... So much comments and loves in a blink!
    Bonnie, Martika, Jean, Judy, Scott, Marga and Davyd, I'm very grateful for your interest, compliments and taking the time to comment here :-) Thank you!!!

    Huge collective thanks and love back to all of you, 22 lovers ;-)
  13. fleafinder fleafinder, 11 months ago
    very cool brooch of a boy with accessories!!
  14. kyratango kyratango, 11 months ago
    Yep Fleafinder, a stunning attire for a fisher boy ;-)
    Thank you for your lovely visit and comment!
  15. kyratango kyratango, 11 months ago
    Many thanks for your loves, Sean, Rick and Toni!
  16. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 11 months ago
    Pirate! Wearing an earring, arrr yarrr! :))
  17. kyratango kyratango, 11 months ago
    Yep Katherine! Isn't he a cute pirate! Thank you!!!

    Many thanks for your lovely visit, Elisabethan, Vintagelamp, Ho2cultcha and Zilla :-D

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