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    Posted 4 years ago

    katherines…
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    So some of you may recall that I bought a handful of jewelry a while back, including this pendant. Though unmarked, Bonnie's sharp eye recognized what it was, gilt silver enameled pendant. I've seen other examples of similar pieces called vintage Chinese export. It's a beautiful pendant, a butterfly resting on a flower, wings floating above it. Notice the crossed antennae, and the fine enamel work, this was done by a true master artist. The blue is unfortunately chipped in two places, needs some kyratango love, lol. Thanks for looking.

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    1. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      http://www.whats-your-sign.com/Chinese-animal-symbols.html
      Hi katherinescollections, the link above is about what the Chinese symbols mean i.e. your butterfly. It's a lovely brooch.
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Oops pendant.
    3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love, Peasejean55, brunswick, Wandlessfairy, and valentino97. :)

      Thanks, Jean, interesting links, glad you like the pendant. :)
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      I love this, it's sooooo pretty....
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      And, thanks for the nod.
    6. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love, sklo42, nutsabotas6, Efesgirl, aura, and mikelv85. :)

      Thanks, Bonnie, and thanks again. :)
    7. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Well done Katherine! These are undervalued I think, like you say, such beautiful enamel work.
    8. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 4 years ago
      So beautiful, I love how the colors melt into each other.
    9. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love, racer4four, and TassieDevil. :)

      Thanks, Karen, really masterful enamel work, out of the ordinary, so I think. :)

      Thanks, Bijou, yes, the colors blend well, they were beautifully done. :)
    10. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Pretty, very pretty flutterby, Katherine!
    11. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love, JImam, and kyratango. :)

      Thanks, Pascale, it is a beauty, isn't it? The enamel is especially beautiful. :)

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