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Victorian and Edwardian Jewelry31 of 710I think this is called Silesian wireworks.......Germany   1820 or so.An Unusual Find- Love Tokens!
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Posted 6 months ago

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kyratango
(395 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.

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  1. Caperkid Caperkid, 6 months ago
    Beautiful !
  2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 months 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, 6 months ago
    Can't imagine what your collection consists of, but I know it must be a treaure trove !~
  4. Manikin Manikin, 6 months ago
    Another stunning piece I love flutterby's :-) xo
  5. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months ago
    Lovely brooch! I knew this was yours as soon as I saw it ;)
  8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 6 months ago
    What a great find, it should POP once it's cleaned. Nice! :^)
  9. inky inky, 6 months ago
    Adore it, can't wait to see it all cleaned up when you receive it..
  10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 months ago
    Thank you, I will try that on that filigree brooch I bought, want to see if it will shine up. :)
  11. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 months ago
    Yay Pascale......well done, great spotting!! You can never have enough jewelled butterflies!! :-)
  12. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 6 months ago
    Can't wait to see the real Piccys when you get it.
  13. kyratango kyratango, 6 months 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, 6 months ago
    Update!
    Clean now :-)

    I had to use some polish for the back, oxydation was too much for the windex...
  15. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 6 months ago
    You did a fine job...It's so beautiful now ! :)
  16. kyratango kyratango, 6 months 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, 6 months ago
    Even more beautiful now Pascale......Are they initials scratched into it that I can see??
  18. kyratango kyratango, 6 months 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, 6 months ago
    Oh yes Pascale, of course.....I had forgotten about that!! :-)
  20. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
    Oooh, late but warm thanks to all of you, 30 butterfly lovers! :-))
  21. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 6 months ago
    kyra, Love it...of course!
  22. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
    Thank you Vintagelamp, of course! ;-))
  23. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
    Thank you, Melanie, for your lovely visit :-D
  24. cindyjune cindyjune, 5 months ago
    Love it~
  25. kyratango kyratango, 5 months ago
    Aww, thank you Cindyjune!

    Merci Bijou :-))
  26. MALKEY MALKEY, 5 months ago
    i think the gems totally divine , i can imagine beautifully landing on the lapel just super !!!!!!!! Kyratango
  27. kyratango kyratango, 5 months 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, 5 months 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, 5 months ago
    What good news David! I'm sure your sparkling eyed "find" isn't an antique ;-))

    Thank you my friend!

  30. lentilka11, 5 months ago
    How beautiful - I would love to see your collection!!
  31. kyratango kyratango, 5 months 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, 5 months ago
    love the bug stuff too!!
  33. kyratango kyratango, 4 months ago
    Thanks Alientrouble! I love your beautiful lamps too :-))

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