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    Posted 3 years ago

    TassieDevil
    (175 items)

    Hello everyone.

    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.

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    1. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      This is the only similar looking one I could find
      https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/293128035/rare-antique-victorian-sterling-turtle?ref=market
    2. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      I love your turtle Judy! He's delightful.
      Your pup scores well too but his rabid eyes are a worry for me lol.
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks Karen, must admit the turtle is the favourite...he sure is cute!!
    4. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Both are very pretty, even doggie with little cruel red eyes ;-))

      Charles Horner staybrite jewellery is quite similar, but your pieces are older!
    5. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 3 years ago
      Made for each other, those two cuties :-) Could it be even older than Edwardian? (cf your Etsy link)...
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      This is the link to my post of the dog face brooch
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/193206-silver-dog-face-brooch
    7. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thank you Kyra....There are some nice pieces there in CH staybrite aren't there and some are similar with the pattern too.
    8. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks Bijou,glad you like them!
      I am usually hopeless at dating things.....just looking at the hinges makes me say edwardian.....but really, I honestly can't tell the difference between victorian & edwardian no matter how many times I watch the video!!! You know how sometimes you just can't get something straight in your mind......this is one of those times lol! :-)
    9. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 3 years ago
      Oh I totally know what you mean. Same here! :-) Being able to date our findings is great, of course, but I feel that what matters is the value it holds to our eyes.When we can see the beauty of an item for what it is, that's priceless isn't it.
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      These are great!
    11. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks Bijou.....totally agree!!
    12. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks very much Val, glad you like them!!
    13. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Mrstyndall, Ho2, OGF, Fortapache, Karen, Vetraio, Pascale, Mike, Bijou, Hel1, Scott, Caperkid, Fleafinder, Martika, Val, Aura, Sean and Thomas.....thanks very much everyone for the love, it is always very much appreciated!!
    14. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much for the love Lamp, I really do appreciate it and your interest!!
    15. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      A tad bit smaller than glass!
    16. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Yes, thank goodness Share lol! :-)
    17. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Many thanks Vintagelamp and Shareurpassion for the love, really appreciated!
    18. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks Glass, could not pass him up! I always like safety chains on brooches......it makes me think that someone really treasured their brooch and did not want to lose it!! (but that is probably just me being sentimental Lol!!)
      Appreciate the love too, thank you!
    19. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Appreciate the love BTLens, thanks very much!!
    20. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 3 years ago
      My pleasure! I just love these! The stars on the turtle's back are wonderful!
    21. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks very much for the love Wandlessfairy!! Very much appreciated!!
    22. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Appreciate the love Agram, thank you!
    23. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Mrstyndall, thanks so much for the love, very much appreciated!!
    24. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Many thanks Tigra for the love!!
    25. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Many thanks Roddy, Swampdogg, Aura and ho2cultcha for the love, always appreciated!
    26. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Love both, but the turtle is a little masterpiece, have seen better than the one on etsy and yours is the best.
    27. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks PhilD for your wonderful comment and the love, I really do appreciate it! :-)
    28. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Gatekeeper hello! Thanks very much for the love, really appreciated!
    29. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Appreciate the love Pascale, thank you:-)
    30. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the love Jenni, I still love both of these :-)

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