Posted 6 years ago
A very cute little creature that was a "must have" as he goes very well with the silver Westie Dog face brooch (posted on cw 8 months ago ).
It is unmarked sterling silver, repousse punched star pattern 2 part riveted Turtle Brooch with green paste? eyes......or at least that is what I have seen this work described as!!
Measures a tiny 3 1/2cm x 2 cm. The hinge on both seem to be the same....so would be Edwardian period.
At first I thought the marks on the back of the head and legs were going to be at least a maker's mark......but no, they are actually the marks from the rivets which have been put in the front to hold the top and bottom of the brooch together!! As you can see the Westie brooch has a fully enclosed back.
Hope you like this little cutie....I think it is adorable!! Thanks for looking and any comments most welcome, Thanks Judy.