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    Posted 4 years ago

    kyratango
    (440 items)

    A lucky find in a job lot :-))

    The grapes are frosted uranium glass, pic#2 shows the intense glow under UV torch.

    Unmarked gold, only the dangle has a faint "deposé" on the stem.
    This design was introduced by the French firm Fonseque et Olive in 1889.

    4.5cm wide.

    Pic#4 is from my book "la bijouterie française au XIXe siècle" part III, by Henri VEVER.

    Other examples links in the first comment!

    This is a particular one, with the detailed secateur, the leaves on mine are less finely made than those in the links...
    They may wear French hallmark, maker's mark F.O. or "déposé".
    These uranium grapes are very distinctive for the maker :-)

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      FONSEQUE ET OLIVE Rare broche en or et argent représentant des grains de
      http://www.coutaubegarie.com/html/fiche.jsp?id=4502798&np=&lng=fr&npp=150&ordre=&aff=&r=
      Grape Brooch - Tadema Gallery
      http://www.tademagallery.com/jewellery/d/fonseque-%26-olive-grape-brooch/208134
      Belle Epoque Grape Brooch by FONSEQUE ET OLIVE - Tadema Gallery
      http://www.tademagallery.com/jewellery/d/belle-epoque-grape-brooch/206080
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      That job lot did the job for you! Super find!
    3. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Very gorgeous ! I love it
    4. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 4 years ago
      It takes on a new life under UV. Amazing.
    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Awesome!
    6. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      Congratulations!
      This is why I'm here, trying to learn about all things collectible. And I'm sure I see items many of you would purchase but my untrained eye does not know what it's seeing...lol
      I learn something new everyday here on CW.
      Very unique and pretty:~)
    7. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Bonnie, yes, a good lot with unmarked pieces! :-)) Thank you !

      Manikin glad to see you and love back, XOXO

      Wandlessfairy, amazing indeed, thank you for your visit and appreciation :-)

      Mrstyndall, thank you for your awesome comment and love.

      Karenoke, that's exactly what I appreciate on CW, learning something new everyday, and getting interested in new areas of collecting ;-))
      Thank you so much for your kind comment and love !

      Glowing thanks to you, Hel1, Fortapache, Valentino, Thomas, Vetraio, Mike, Martika and Mrstyndall !
    8. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
      Super find rare design!
    9. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      How lovely Pascale!!! I have not seen anything like this.......well done!!
      (still packing here and waiting on a confirmed settlement date!!)
    10. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 4 years ago
      What a fantastic find! It's such a stunning, special piece. I love how the vine leaf turns purple under UV, the entire brooch takes on a completely different life.
    11. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Marga, thanks! I wanted one since a long time...

      Judy, I know preparing a moving is a full time occupation! I wish you will settle soon and unpack quickly to enjoy your new home!
      Thank you for taking the time to visit and leave your kind comment :-D

      Bijou, merci! This is really a special piece :-)

      Coucou David! Merci! A virtual lily of the valley/ muguet for you :-) still looking for a nice glass piece for you...

      Warm thanks to you, JImam, Caperkid and Bluboi for your loves!
    12. Enameled_Beetle, 4 years ago
      Wow! Stunning piece and great find! :)
    13. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 years ago
      Very unusual!
    14. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 4 years ago
      Very cool piece to pick up in a job lot, WELL SPOTTED!
    15. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Enameled_Beetle, thank you for your wow ;-))

      Vintagelamp, happy to see you :-) Thank you for your comment !

      Paul, thank you for your appreciation! My luck was the lot being described as gold color metal and repair/broken pieces ;-D
    16. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      love love love!
    17. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Gorgeous, makes me hungry for green grapes !
    18. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Lentilka and Phil for your kind comments :-)

      Huge collective thanks to all of you, 27 grapes lovers :-)))
    19. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Hi Gary! Thanks! The couldn't drink all the lake ;-))
    20. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Many thanks for your lovely visit, Thomas, Katherine, Woman34, Surfdub, Sean, Gary, Behrinmind and Vintagelamp !
    21. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      I have never seen anything like these, they are awesome! Great find ;)
    22. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Sue for your love and kind comment :-D
    23. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 9 months ago
      An amazing piece of antique jewelry, such a treasure!
      At first I thought I was looking at one of your “before” & “after” pictures, until I read your story. Incredible!
    24. kyratango kyratango, 9 months ago
      Thank you Eileen!
      Still amazed by my luck to get it in a metal lot!

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