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Hands9 of 12UNUSUAL ANTIQUE GEORGIAN 14K FEDE HANDSHAKE FRIENDSHIP RING Victorian Ball in Hand Door Knocker
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    Posted 3 years ago

    raven3766
    (133 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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    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 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, 3 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. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      To me it almost looks like Surrealism. Wonderful pin! Do you mean vertigris as in oxidation? Scrub that green away if you can before it spreads.
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 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.
    5. raven3766 raven3766, 3 years ago
      Thank you Valentino and Efesgirl for the information, I will clean asap.
    6. lizzycbw lizzycbw, 3 years ago
      It's beautiful ..I would have thought 50's
    7. lizzycbw lizzycbw, 3 years ago
      I cropped and enlarged the life out of it. There seems to be something on the C ring
    8. raven3766 raven3766, 3 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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