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Metal, Enamel & Rhinestone Swallow Brooch, Flea Market Find 1 Euro

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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Left unloved in a box of junk at a flea market in Huckelhoven, Germany. One stone was missing, now replaced. Not silver, but it couldn't be any prettier even if it was silver. Also, very nice detailing. If I come across a proper vintage rhinestone of the correct size, I'll replace the CZ.

    Thanks for stopping by and Happy 4th!

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    1. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Rather unique and really pretty!! Happy 4th to you:)
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Wow! What a beauty Bonnie, the detail is great, very nice! :^)
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Bonnie, you are losing your touch. Not silver gold or diamonds ? Nice
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Oh yes, those things are on earlier posts...
    5. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      A starling, a swallow??? A def very pretty brooch! Well I suppose you don't celebrate the 4th where you are? haha I just saw BB2's comment!!! LOL! Love it.
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Ah, and Bastille Day in SXM.
    7. KarenLR71, 4 years ago
      Love the detailing!
    8. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      I really love this brooch Bonnie, just adorable!
    9. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 4 years ago
      Pierre Bex?
    10. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 4 years ago
      Pierre Bex?
    11. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Lovely birdie, Bonnie!
    12. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Jewels1900 - ya think? I have no idea, I never thought about it being by someone in particular. I did do an Image search and this particular brooch didn't turn up. I looked up his name in conjunction with swallow brooches, and they all are depicted in flight. Hmmm...
    13. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Hey Bonnie I saw one by a German Company early 1900's, that was similar the way the wings crossed in back, it was marked sterling though, can't remember the name! :^(
      I saw it while looking for Swallow Brooches! :^)
    14. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Here it is:

      Might help! :^)
    15. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      Bex didn't do figurals. (That I know of) It's lovely. Are you SURE it's not silver?
    16. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 4 years ago
      So classy and elegant with its two wings touching, love it!
    17. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 4 years ago
      I don't know if it's Pierre Bex or not. I've never seen this exact design signed or attributed. I don't know much about Pierre Bex but I do know this brooch is very similar in theme & construction of the Pierre Bex brooches.

      I bought this same brooch a few years ago. It was sold to me as being circa 1920 and it certainly has a circa 1920's german styling - like the link posted (although that one is a little earlier I think). When I received it though, you could tell that it was more modern.

      I think the 'enamelling' is actually a layer of paint with a layer of clear resin over it (I'm not an expert on this is any way, just a hunch). The detail is very good though, and the patina looks like silver but I'm not sure about that either.

      A good find for 1 euro!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      This caught my eye right away! Nice find Bonnie!!
    19. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      Now it is loved and admired much, as it deserves - so pretty!!
    20. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 years ago
      Beautiful! I love it!

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