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kyratised 38 of 137Antique 19th century wounded turtleshell bonbonniere, gold and silver inlaid. Before kyratisation.Antique Art Nouveau FIX bracelet gingko leaves, ruby pastes.
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Another lucky French find...

    Hardstone "en habillé " (wearing jewels) blackamoor cameos, dating around 1860, are very rare and sought after!

    This one is costume jewelry from same era, it is made in two pieces of glass: the head is finely molded in black glass glued on white glass slab as background.
    Her jewels are set with tiny red pastes.

    She was missing her hair net and earring...

    Kyratized with twisted silver wire, colored with yellow permanent marker, cut lengths glued in the grooves with minute superglue droplets applied with a toothpick.

    Now worn on an antique festoon pearl necklace :-D

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Gorgeous Kyra, you are jewellery's best friend when you do such fine restorative work !~
    2. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 years ago
      What talent and patience you have!
      Quite remarkable the way you reconstruct pieces you find that need a little TLC.
      Your adulation for fine, old things shows through...
      I LOVE IT!
    3. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Excellent restoration job Kyra… do you do furniture? Lol
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Love the new KYRATANGO PIC too !!!

    5. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Stunning and your restoration is beautiful and impeccable . I would never know it was not all original . I love it !
    6. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Phil, thank you :-) jewels are my best friends too ;-))

      Ms.Crystalship, thank you so much for your so nice comment! Though I love immaculate pieces, I prefer getting wounded ones and thinking how to bring them back to life, then try to obtain a satisfying result... your appreciation is priceless!

      Ken, Rick, Vetraio, Manikin! What a bunch of compliments from you, friends! I'm very glad and proyd of your appreciations of my kyratisations :-D

      Ken, if it went to be a job... I'm not sure if it still would be such a pleasure ;-)

      Rick, no furniture, my biggest piece I kyratised was a tray.... ;-)
    7. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thanks Karen for all your loves and thanks to you, 12 early lovers!
    8. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Precious others, the first one is des cribed as havig the hair net restored!
    9. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Oh my word Pascale!! This is so beautiful! Can't believe it is costume jewellery!
      Expert restoration I would say, just fabulous:-) ) I adore it!
    10. Bluboi Bluboi, 4 years ago
      She is beautiful!
    11. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Judy, right, so true looking it can pass for gold and hardstone :-)
      Antique so called costume jewelry was made like precious metal pieces and were of outstanding and durable look quality.
      Thank you for loving my lady and her kyratised look :-D

      Bluboi, hi! You're very rare on CW now... I miss your postings, and I'm so grateful you took time to visit my lady and love her! Thank you :-)

      Many thanks for your lovely visit, Mike and JImam!
    12. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 years ago
      Ok, I looked long and hard @ Fabian de Montjoye and if I were to choose, no contest. I would pick yours. It's plain to see more time and love went into your piece. Of course, their's is for sale where your's is to LOVE. :)
    13. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      I just love your restorations!!
    14. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Oh, Ms.Crystalship, that's a big compliment, thank you! I gave Fabian de Montjoye's one another look... she has a kind of frowning attitude when mine has a quiet smile :-))
      Sure, I stick to my pieces and LOVE them all as much as doing my restorations on some!

      Lentilka, thanks a lot! Each time I get a wounded piece I'm thrilled to work on it, and greatly appreciate your so kind comment! Glad you enjoyed this one too :-D

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