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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Yep, Steptoe1, NOT OLD, even if not made during the 10 past years...

    I bought this huge (3.1/4") critter in the same lot of costume jewelry than the big red plastic fly.

    The metal is very thin, rather hard and has a rhodium shine...

    The eyes are tiny diamonds (one missing... kyratised!), the jadeite wings are rather opaque but of good color (little windows at back of the brooch to allow a light to come through and examine the stone!).

    The mark on last pic is beyond my knowledge.
    (yes, steptoe1, I know nothing!).

    I'm very curious to know if it is a hallmark or the maker's mark, so, any help welcome :-)

    SOLVED BY Zilla who translated the first mark K PLATINUM and second CHINA.
    Thank you Zilla!

    Mystery Solved
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    1. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Woahh Caperkid! Just posted and you already love it...
      Thank you :-))
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      I haven't a clue about the mark but can say for sure that your Butterfly is beautiful!
    3. Zilla Zilla, 4 years ago
      It says K Bai Jin. I don't know what the last character says. Baijin means Platinum. ;-)
    4. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Very pretty butterfly for sure Pascale, love the colour of the jadeite :-)
      (I could say more!! Lol :-)
    5. Zilla Zilla, 4 years ago
      I just read your title properly and realised you already knew that white metal part :-/ just ignore my useless previous comment!

      Anyway I think the final mark MAY be Hua (traditional character) an abbreviated form of a word for China, Zhonghua. Have a look at this link and see if you agree:
    6. Zilla Zilla, 4 years ago
      I'll try again......
    7. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Beauuuuutiful ! love it
    8. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Ken, for sure, age doesn't matter! This was a ;-) to Steptoe1 descriptions...
      Thank you for your love and comment.

      Bonnie, Judy, Gary, Mani, yep, a BBB, big beautiful butterfly :-))
      Thank you friends!

      Zilla!!! Fantastic solve!
      Huge thank you for your translation and the time you gave to the search :-D
      I agree with your Hua character too!
      How did you find that?
      I knew it wasn't a costume piece, but I should have recognize platinum from the thin but hard metal, and its shine...

      Many thanks too for your loves, vetraio, aura, fortapache, Scott, Mike, Melanie, Bijou and Jean, love back to you all :-D

    9. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Gorgeous butterfly, simply beautiful !
    10. Zilla Zilla, 4 years ago
      I wonder what the K means.

      Here's the long answer to your question :-O apologies if you already know this...
      You can look up any Chinese character but it's got a few challenges. Each character is made up of a radical (which has the meaning part of the character) and the pronunciation part. First you count the strokes of the radical, then count the strokes of the second part and look it up. So most dictionaries are organised by how many strokes the character has.....

      I find that REALLY difficult. So now I cheat: recently I have been using an app on my smart phone, you can draw the character on the screen. It's still a bit challenging sometimes but generally so much easier. The app's called Pleco Chinese Dictionary. (I think it's free)

      Once you have the right character you can copy and paste it into an internet search and find more info.

    11. Zilla Zilla, 4 years ago
      Sorry, that link's not the right one, I don't know why it didn't work. Anyway the link wasn't really important
    12. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Wow, very nice!!
    13. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Well now, platinum!!! What a nice surprise ;)
    14. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Dear Phil, thank you for appreciating the big butterfly :-D

      Zilla, that's a great explanation, I got the Pleco application and will get a try in a calm moment! The first method seems too complicated and time consuming... thank you again for all your help!!!

      Mrstyndall thanks for your wow comment! :-))

      Shareurpassion, yep, not bad for a costume brooch :-)))) thank you!

      Huge collective thank you to all of you, 21 lovers!
    15. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 years ago
      Love it even though it is not old!
    16. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Hehe Vintagelamp, not so old, but vintage anyway, thank you!
      I thought of the one Nell the Green Lady wear on her kimono when I saw it :-))

      Love back to you, all 27 lovers :-D
    17. inky inky, 4 years ago
    18. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Aww, thank you Inky for your beautiful comment and love!

      Many thanks for joining the butterfly lovers, Manikin, LaurenRedmont and Sklo :-)
    19. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Oohhh, Manikin, thank you for loving the flutterby again!!! XOXO
    20. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      I noticed I forgot to hit the love button, sometimes I do push it but have to check as just as often does not register for me.

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