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Antique 1850's pink pastes, black enamel white dots, silver turtle shell comb.

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Turtleshell1 of 9Antique 19th century wounded turtleshell bonbonniere, gold and silver inlaid. Before kyratisation.Hatpins: blonde turtle shell pair art deco and single butterscotch amber ball.
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Posted 6 months ago

kyratango
(413 items)

Bought yesterday, arrived at noon!

Yes, another French "bargain", make an offer, free insured shipping!
Yepeee :-)

12cm wide.
10cm high.

Napoleon III era, around 1850.

Unmarked silver, immaculate turtle shell prongs, pink foiled pastes with maybe 2 or 3 replaced. This kind of black enamel with black dots is rather fragile, this piece has only a few bruises...

Pic #3 before kyratisation, pic #4 after completing white dots.

Usually described as Georgian, French, I rather see those pieces with eagle's or boar's head hallmark which situe them not earlier than 1838!

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  1. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
    See a fantastic necklace, similar decor:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/312003176006
  2. Newfld Newfld, 6 months ago
    Lovely fancy tortoise shell comb


  3. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
    Thank you Jenni! :-) Pascale

    Thank you for your lovely visit, Hel1!
  4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 months ago
    Very nice find, Pascale~!
  5. Newfld Newfld, 6 months ago
    You're very welcome Pascale, and very nice to meet you, love your name!
    Your friend, Jenni
  6. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 6 months ago
    That is so very beautiful !!! What a fabulous find. I want one too :) !!
  7. Gillian, 6 months ago
    The necklace you found looks like a perfect match Kyra. The comb is very special indeed. Love the pink.

    Nutsaboutas6 needs some deleting of double posts. It's so easy to do.
  8. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
    :-D Jenni :-))

    Ken! Thanks for your 3 enthousiastic comments and love ;-) combs are a nice collection to begin!

    Gillian, indeed! I'd love to get the necklace too :-)))
    thank you :-D

    Manyvthanks for your loves, Radegunder, Mani and Fort!
  9. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
    Wow... to think of the lady/ ladies that wore this...
    pulling it out of her hair and her tresses falling.
    This is one spectacular piece!
    I love it and I want one!
  10. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
    Ha!, every time I see your profile picture,
    I crack up!
  11. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 months ago
    Wow Pascale, this is so beautiful.....I need one of these too!!!
    Amazing isn't it to be so old but in such wonderful condition!!
    Don't you just love buying locally :-))
  12. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 months ago
    Glad that you rescued this piece !
  13. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
    Ms.C! That's mainly why I love antique jewelry, it is full of memories and you can imagine so much stories from these old times...
    Ha doggy is a so funny image from Internet, she found a denture while digging :-) Thank you!

    Judy, indeed, it was well cared for, thanks! Now you'll have to go on hunting for finding one nice comb for yourself :-) And yes, it is fabulous to shop locally, faster and cheaper!

    Phil, many thanks for your always nice comments and loves on my posts! XOXO

    Thank you all for your loves, Vetraio, Aura, Lisa, Elisabethan, Caperkid and Mike, love back to you!
  14. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 6 months ago
    Very nice!!
  15. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
    Aww, thank you Mrstyndall!

    Many thanks for your loves, Paul, Enameled_B, Manikin and Valentino :-))
  16. lentilka11, 4 months ago
    love love love!
  17. kyratango kyratango, 4 months ago
    Oohh, many thanks Lentilka! It is an unusual piece :-)
  18. Coopergirl Coopergirl, 4 months ago
    Beautiful!
  19. kyratango kyratango, 4 months ago
    Thank you Coopergirl for your beautiful comment and love :-D

    Many thanks for your loves Lamplover :-)

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