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Victorian and Edwardian Jewelry42 of 720I think this is called Silesian wireworks.......Germany   1820 or so.An Unusual Find- Love Tokens!
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Posted 1 year ago

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

    I had to use some polish for the back, oxydation was too much for the windex...
  15. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 1 year ago
    You did a fine job...It's so beautiful now ! :)
  16. kyratango kyratango, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
    Even more beautiful now Pascale......Are they initials scratched into it that I can see??
  18. kyratango kyratango, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
    Oh yes Pascale, of course.....I had forgotten about that!! :-)
  20. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Oooh, late but warm thanks to all of you, 30 butterfly lovers! :-))
  21. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 1 year ago
    kyra, Love it...of course!
  22. kyratango kyratango, 1 year 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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