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Arts and Crafts silver and ensmel hatpin Gourdel Vales & Co.

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Arts and Crafts Jewelry130 of 297Unusual double-sided A&C Silver pendant with boulder opal Elsie Reeves Arts and Crafts Bracelet and matching pendant - amethyst glass and enamel
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    It was a long time since my last hatpin buy...

    It is 21.5cm long.

    The head diameter is 2.3cm.

    Reverse enameled, the mark under the enamel is impossible to photograph clearly, G V & Co, Birmingham marks for 1910.

    A good clean and little kyratisation on the worn enamel part, et voilà!

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Another of same model:
      Silver & enamel Art Nouveau hat pin, Gourdel Vales & Co, Birmingham 1910 - Catawiki

      A necklace by Gourdel Vales, pic showing the mark:
      Gourdel Vales & Co Silver Pendant [13004] : Nouveau Deco Arts
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      And a lovely job you did, too!
    3. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Ha Bonnie, you are quick!
      Thank you for the compliment :-))

      I'm waiting for a fantastic hair pic with large domed plique a jour wings... some repair to do on one cell... don't know yet what is the metal...
    4. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Oh how beautiful ! Do you have a hat pin display ? xo
    5. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Hi Mani! I don't have specific hatpin holders, I display my pins in any convenient cup or container, filled with molding clay.
      Thank you for your visit, interest and love! XOXO
    6. Enameled_Beetle, 6 years ago
      Beautiful! :)
    7. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 6 years ago
      Very pretty one!!
    8. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Wonderful colour Pascale!!! Love the really long hatpins......
    9. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Luminous blue!
    10. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 6 years ago
      It's beautiful. And so long! How does it work? I don't know much about hatpins, can't wait to see you modeling it!?
    11. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      Sweet ,.. nice job, I myself haven't come across any for a while .. '-(
    12. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Enameled_Beetle, very glad you love it, thank you :-)

      Mrstyndall, I have to agree ;-) thank you!

      Judy, I wondered if there was any pun in your comment... I'll say I love all sizes ;-)))
      Thank you for your lovely visit!

      Karen, so true! These Arts and Crafts enamels are so appealing, with the blue and green mixed colors. Thank you!

      Bijou, coucou! Hatpins size is related to the hat size, depending on the fashion at that time.
      Big hats ---> long stem, the hat pin had for function to hold the hat, pinned through the hair. In art deco era, hai was short cut and hatpins became only decoration with short stems.
      I won't model it... short hair! I put brooches on my hat if I wear one :-)
    13. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 6 years ago
      Choucoucou! :-) Thank you Pascale, that's so interesting, as usual! Learning a lot here, and always with so much beauty!
    14. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Hello Pascale as Always a very good find and thanks to the karatysation it becomes a beautiful jewel again
    15. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Bijou, merci beaucoup :-))

      Marga, so kind of you! I don't know what I prefer... hunting for pieces... Kyratising them... Or sharing here ! :-)
      Thank you!

      Many thanks to all of you, 33 sweet CW friends who loved the kyratised hatpin :-)
    16. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      This hat pin is featured in CW story about end od 19th and early 20th "sexual harrassment" :-D

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