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    Posted 2 years ago

    Peasejean55
    (476 items)

    I was wondering if anybody would have an idea if this cut steel pendant could be Georgian, I'm really not sure. I'm probably more inclined to think that this is later as the strips only have a couple of rivets. It's definitely steel as it is magnetic, it as 2 layers of metal. I was wondering if originally it could have been a shoe buckle because of the oval shape and the curvature which would have fit a shoe.
    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Many thanks for looking.

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      I think you're right, a shoe buckle. Very nice as a choker.
    2. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
      It's absolutely stunning !!!
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      Thank valentino, with the black velvet ribbon it does bring back to life something that would have probably been thrown away.
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      Thank you Ken. :-)))
    5. KarenLR71, 2 years ago
      Wow! Love it! Tapping out on the knowledge area. I'm doing good to figure out 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, etc....lol. I remain leery of being able to determine Edwardian or Georgian. I can play/dabble in Victorian but am wary of fakes so I tend to leave that time period, which is one of my favorites, alone.

      You definitely are in the right part of the world to have more access to items from these rich time periods in history!!
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Hi Jean, agree with shoe buckle as well.
      Found this article ....might help if you haven't already read it :)
      https://verifyvintagejewelry.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/how-to-spot-genuine-georgian-or-victorian-cut-steel-jewellery/

      I would be a bit suspicious of one without all the rivets......
    7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      Hi KarenLR, yes living in Europe we are very lucky to have a great selection of old antiquities. I do look on the US eBay and there are a lot of wonderful antiques, my problem is that we have to pay a tax which is fair enough, but if its a lot of money it becomes expensive, so I shop on the European site.
      Yes you always have to be careful of fakes, I think we all have had our fair share of fakes, I know I personally have. CW is a great way to gain knowledge and I've personally learn't a lot from this site.
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      Hi Judy, I think your correct, looking at this item it doesn't have the rivets which would have made it Georgian. This is a later cheaper made piece, I've no idea of which era it from. I did read that in later years they did make cut steel in stamped strips without the rivets. Thanks for your link and help with this piece Judy.
    9. Gillian, 2 years ago
      Short history article. http://www.langantiques.com/university/Cut-Steel_Jewelry

    10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      Hi Gillian, thank you for the link, cut steel jewellery is fascinating.
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      Many thanks

      Manikin
      valentino
      nutsabotas
      jscott
      aura
      KarenLR71
      TassieDevil
      racer
      mikelv
      Zilla
      kyra
      Jlmam
      SEAN
    12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Hello, I love the shape of the brooch /buckle. I can not really tel from the photos but it looks to me like the steel pieces are joint together, like if they were moulded? If I'm mistaken then I am sorry. Most antique cut steel jewelry I have seen have a very clear cut look with every piece clearly made piece by piece and then fastened to the base of a brooch or buckle or such. The back of the piece usually shows the typical rivets like shown in the links posted here by fellow collectors. I don't see that in your brooch. But I can not be sure, as the photo doesn't show a lot of the back. If you want an honest answer to your question, please let us see the back and a vetter close up of the front.
    13. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      Hi Elisabethan, I’m currently in the UK and this choker is in Spain, when I get back to Spain I’ll take a better photo of the back.
      My personally opinion is that it is cut steel but a much later version as you say it does look moulded and their are not many rivets. I think this was originally a shoe buckle that was converted with some black velvet into a choker. Great to hear from you and thank you for your comment. :-)))

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