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Posted 2 years ago

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And one more piece with the "etruscan urn" mark!

This is the earliest piece I have from this mysterious maker, can be dated around 1880 from the style of comb/tiara.

11cm long, 5.5cm wide.

The ornament is mounted on hinge and stem allowing it to be turned in different ways for wearing as a tiara or a back comb!

Bought on Ebay France, as the art deco fishes one previously posted, I rarely visited French Ebay as showing generally junk stuff...
Now I must check more often!

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  1. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 2 years ago
    Trop beau!! Well done with French eBay!
  2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
    I love anything from the Victorian era and this is absolutely wonderful!! Nice eBay find!
  3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 2 years ago
    Well it looks like you'll be all decked out for Christmas and New Year's Kyra...beautiful piece ! :)
  4. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Merci Bijou!
    Scott, thank you! A kind of top hat for a lady!
    Mike, if my hair was long enough I'd wear it on 31th of December :-) Thank you!
    CindB, thank you for your lovely visit and comment:-)

    Beyemvey, many thanks for your love!
  5. martika martika, 2 years ago
    Marvellous find! You have got a keen eye for unique items !!!
  6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
    Just stunning !! wow !!
  7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
    Quite a beauty Kyra, love it , great piece for your collection !
  8. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 2 years ago
    French eBay: même pas besoin de kyratisation :-)
  9. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
    Very elegant and a gorgeous piece!
    Excellent Find ! :)
  10. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago this is just getting silly......How can someone who makes such beautiful pieces go unidentified for so long!!??

    This is just spectacular......I just adore it!!!
  11. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
    Well, well Done .......... Your CW Royal Highness !!!

    ~ I bow and kirksey in your Presence at such wonderful finds !!! LOL

    honest nice find !!
  12. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Martika, thanks for your kind comment!

    Sean, thank you :-)

    Phil, the comb fits in several of my collecting areas ;-) thank you for your visit and compliment. XOXO

    Bijou, yes! And lower shipping costs ;-D

    Nutsabotas, many thanks for your gorgeous comment!

    Judy, right, that is the biggest part of the mystery!!!

    Rose! What an enthusiastic comment! Thank you so much, dear friend!

    Thank you for all your loves, CindB, Caperkid, Kerry, Officialfuel, Vetraio, Rick, Fortapache, Paul and Trunkman!!!
  13. paris1925 paris1925, 2 years ago
    salut pascale, toujours pas convaincu que l'amphore soit un poincon de controle pour l'argent d'importation? de l'autre coté si jme trompe pas tu as 800.

    il faudrait faire un liste des bijoux "a l'amphore" avec ceux qui n'ont que l'amphore(et leur pays d'achat)
    et liste des bijoux avec anphore et autre poincon de titre ( et pays d'achat)
    pour arriver a donner deja le pays d'origine du createur.
    bref derrick toujours sur la paille-)mais hier il c battu et aura un petit gallé sous le sapin-)

    good catch-) wish you all the best under christmas tree-)

  14. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Salut David/Derrick! Merci pour tes recherches!
    Ton poinçon amphore est un poincon de titre pour l'argent pur, instauré en 1958... (your amphora mark is for pure 999 silver, and was created under 5th french republic, 1958).

    All the pieces, dating from 1880 to 1910, are marked 900 or 925, some with the urn on the same stamp, some with 2 separate stamps.

    Bought them from France, England, USA...

    Merry Christmas with lots of wonderful finds under your tree :-))
  15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
    It's beautiful kyra, it's a great addition to your wonderful collection.
  16. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Beautiful piece fit for a Queen ! I hope you wear it :-) xo
  17. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    This is very beautiful! Happy Holidays my friend :-) xoxo
  18. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Jean, thank you very much for your appreciation and compliment :-)

    Mani! You're too kind! I'd wear it if my hair was longer... XOXO

    Valentino, so nice to see you and your kind comment! Merry Christmas to you, my dear friend! XOXO

    many thanks, TubeAmp and Aura for your loves :-)
  19. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 years ago
    What a stunning comb, wowee!!! Oh I adore this hair ornament, it is to die for!!! :)

    This mark is different from the other on the pendant. I don't see this shape as an urn but that could be my eyes deceiving me.
  20. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 years ago
    Okay yes, I think this is the same as the one I posted about on your other thread.
  21. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Katherine, thank you for your wowee comment and hitting the love button!
    The mark seems to have evolved through years...

    Many thanks for your visit and love, Valentino, Vintagelamp and Ho2cultcha!

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