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    Posted 4 years ago

    Beadguru
    (9 items)

    Not sure why but I am in love with this thing. It's 2.5"long. Not sure if the really dark, almost black tone is intentional distress or not. No marks whatsoever

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    1. Gillian, 4 years ago
      Wowza! It's gorgeous. The clasp looks like a fairly old one. I believe the back of the piece has been 'Japanned'. I don't understand Japanning too much, I don't know if it's the whole piece or just the back that undergoes this blackening?

      https://www.terapeak.com/worth/vintage-weiss-butterfly-jewelry-multi-colored-japanned-rhinestone-brooch-pin/301880652989/

      The top side of your brooch has certainly been hi-lighted by the coating.
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      I'd be in love with it, too! The green color is gorgeous. Looks to be from the early part of the 20th century. Rivet hinge, C clasp.
    3. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      so beautiful!
    4. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Gorgeous !
    5. Beadguru Beadguru, 4 years ago
      Huh....japanned. That little tidbit would've come in handy over the years ! thhanks so much , both of you, for the information. Gives me enough to start searching.

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