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    Posted 5 years ago

    raven3766
    (197 items)

    I purchased this brooch at a resale. It is one of my favorites. It is a heavy metal black brooch with a golden peach. It measures 2" x 1.5". I have seen Victorian Hand brooches, but I am uncertain if this brooch is of that time period. Could this be a mourning brooch?

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    Comments

    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      I know I had a Victorian era doorknocker that looked just like this...all bronze tho. I would imagine the you chose was right but on the other hand (haha get it?) It doesn't seem likely they would do brooches and doorknockers design, so maybe this is a later one, don't know!
    2. raven3766 raven3766, 5 years ago
      Shareur,
      I get it...on the other hand (haha!) Thanks for the information. It is heavy and right near the pin area, it is turning green. Does that indicate a certain metal? Could be a later one, I will do a little more research. You certainly gave me a place to start. Thanks again...
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Look on the end of the C clasp for a mark, as brooches are sometimes marked there. That green stuff is verdigris. It's corrosive and will ruin the metal. Some white vinegar on Q-Tip and a very soft toothbrush should remedy the problem.
    4. raven3766 raven3766, 5 years ago
      Thank you Valentino and Efesgirl for the information, I will clean asap.
    5. lizzycbw lizzycbw, 5 years ago
      It's beautiful ..I would have thought 50's
    6. lizzycbw lizzycbw, 5 years ago
      I cropped and enlarged the life out of it. There seems to be something on the C ring
    7. raven3766 raven3766, 5 years ago
      Lizzyscbw, I see small grooves. Now in the middle of the hand there is an etched K. Other than that, I can't see a signature. Thank you for the 50's, it gives me an idea of an era.

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