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Victorian and Edwardian Jewelry46 of 724I think this is called Silesian wireworks.......Germany   1820 or so.An Unusual Find- Love Tokens!
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    Posted 2 years ago

    kyratango
    (419 items)

    Just bought this one...

    My EYE spotted it and told me to get it ;-D

    Pics are from the listing, I have no mesurements, and I don't know if it is silver over gold or all silver with gilding...

    It was in a lot with two modern mop, marcasites and 925 silver dragonflies :-)

    UPDATE: 2 FIRTS PICS ONCE CLEANED!

    Mesurements: 3.2cm wide, 2.5cm high.

    Comments

    1. Caperkid, 2 years ago
      Beautiful !
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      Awwww, lovely Victorian brooch. Looking from the photos you have a wealth of different stones, shappire, peridot, pearls, rubies, amethyst and maybe diamonds. Looking forward to seeing it in its full glory.
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Can't imagine what your collection consists of, but I know it must be a treaure trove !~
    4. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Another stunning piece I love flutterby's :-) xo
    5. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 years ago
      Oh this is going to be another stunning brooch once you give it your expert treatment! How do you clean these pieces, I have a few gilt over silver that need a good cleaning.
    6. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Phil, my collection is a hoard, since my 18... more than 40 years of compulsive hunt :-)))

      Mani, yes, I always think of you when I get a Bzz Bzz or a flutterby ;-)))

      Katherine, I use a kind of Windex spray, an extreme cleaner with an ammonia smell.
      It is gentle enough for pearls and remove this kind of red oxydation on mixed gold/silver pieces which remained in closed boxes for years. Grease and grime don't resist!
      No need to let pieces soaked, one spray back and front then gentle paint brush wipe before rinse under the tap, et voilà :-D

      Thanks to you Phil, Mani and Kath!

    7. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
      Lovely brooch! I knew this was yours as soon as I saw it ;)
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      What a great find, it should POP once it's cleaned. Nice! :^)
    9. inky inky, 2 years ago
      Adore it, can't wait to see it all cleaned up when you receive it..
    10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 years ago
      Thank you, I will try that on that filigree brooch I bought, want to see if it will shine up. :)
    11. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Yay Pascale......well done, great spotting!! You can never have enough jewelled butterflies!! :-)
    12. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 2 years ago
      Can't wait to see the real Piccys when you get it.
    13. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Sue! It seems I have a copyright on bug/Bzz Bzz jewelry ;-D Thank you!

      Billretirecoll, I hope so :-)
      Inky, Wandlessfairy, I'll post the updated pics when cleaned, Thank you !

      Katherine, waiting to see your filigree brooch shining :-))

      Judy, yep, never enough of them... ;-))))

      Huge collective thanks to all of you, 25 butterfly lovers :-)



    14. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Update!
      Clean now :-)

      I had to use some polish for the back, oxydation was too much for the windex...
    15. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
      You did a fine job...It's so beautiful now ! :)
    16. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Thank you Ken :-)

      The backing is unmarked gold either 9 or 14k, eyes are rubies (strong fluorescence under UV!), tiny rosecut diamonds, aquamarine, garnets, sapphires and either peridots or chrysoberyls :-)
    17. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Even more beautiful now Pascale......Are they initials scratched into it that I can see??
    18. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Hi Judy! I don't know if it is actually initials... usually numbers were scratched like that when a jeweler did a repair!
      Thank you for your kind comment my friend :-D
    19. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Oh yes Pascale, of course.....I had forgotten about that!! :-)
    20. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Oooh, late but warm thanks to all of you, 30 butterfly lovers! :-))
    21. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 2 years ago
      kyra, Love it...of course!
    22. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Thank you Vintagelamp, of course! ;-))
    23. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Thank you, Melanie, for your lovely visit :-D
    24. cindyjune cindyjune, 1 year ago
      Love it~
    25. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Aww, thank you Cindyjune!

      Merci Bijou :-))
    26. MALKEY MALKEY, 1 year ago
      i think the gems totally divine , i can imagine beautifully landing on the lapel just super !!!!!!!! Kyratango
    27. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Thank you so much, Malkey for your appreciation, love and kind comment !
      Many thanks for your visit and love, Bijou and Trunkman :-)
    28. paris1925 paris1925, 1 year ago
      Que de jolies trouvailles???? ma plus belle n'est nid'or ni d'argent mais ses yeux brillent comme des diamants?. Enjoy this nice summer.
    29. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      What good news David! I'm sure your sparkling eyed "find" isn't an antique ;-))

      Thank you my friend!

    30. lentilka11, 1 year ago
      How beautiful - I would love to see your collection!!
    31. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Lentilka, thank you so much for your visit and appreciation!
      Most of my latest finds since 5 years are on CW, my other former part is in the vault, not very easy to visit, and I'm too much burglar fearful to have it at home :-(
    32. alientrouble alientrouble, 1 year ago
      love the bug stuff too!!
    33. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Thanks Alientrouble! I love your beautiful lamps too :-))

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