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    Posted 2 years ago

    TassieDevil
    (175 items)

    Hello everyone.
    Purchased these last week, took a gamble as they were only listed as "Antique Sterling Silver Brooches" with no description whatsoever and there was only a picture of the front!! Bought the pair for $25.00 each.

    Both are marked STG. Silver on the reverse, both have riveted hinges and "C" clasps.
    Both appear to have been basically constructed the same way with silver mounts and enclosed silver backs. Next a layer of perhaps pearloid or something similar to this, which is slightly iridescent. I believe the silhouette might then have been put over this and then topped with a clear plastic dome. I don't think that these would be reverse painted "verre eglomise".
    They are lightweight pieces but appear to be really well made and unlike some I have seen are totally sealed, not able to be opened.

    The lady with the swan has a simple rope edge around the brooch and a safety chain attached. Measures 4cm across.

    The larger man and lady with flowers brooch has me stumped!!! It would seem that the domed silhouette has been set into an arts and crafts mount.............It looks to me to be all original!! Measures 4.5cm x 4.5cm total.

    Thanks for taking the time to read all this. I really like these and would love to have your opinion on them. Only a guess, but I am thinking 1930/40s for the time period, and also Australian because of the way the STG.Silver is marked. Thanks, Judy

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    1. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the love Karen :-) )
    2. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      These are so pretty!
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thanks Jenni, happy you think so:-) )
    4. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Hey Judy, you are as pretty as your charming brooches :-)
      Happy new year to you and beloved ones, full of happiness, health and... wealth to go with :-D

      You got two interesting pieces with these brooches, I love the A&C mount and the decors are striking!
      I think you're right with the "pearlised" background, not m.o.p.
      The cover may be thin glass (tap against your front teeth...) and for me the silhouettes are applied to it, not on the background, as they appear to have some distance to it.
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 2 years ago
      They're lovely! A great buy.
    6. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
      Such a great find...They're gorgeous ! :) !
    7. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Aww thanks Pascale, such a lovely thing to say:-) )
      I hope your Christmas was wonderful and I do sincerely hope your New Year will be a healthy, safe and happy one for you, your family and of course the rascals and kitty! :-)

      Thanks for your help with these brooches.......have done the tooth test ......no, not glass unfortunately. I had a better look at the silhouettes and yes you are right, they do have quite a distance to the backing and throw shadows onto the backing, so must be applied to the clear top as you say which is great:-) )
    8. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thanks Bonnie:-) )
    9. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Hi Ken, thanks for the kind comment, I really love them and it always amazes me to come across something that I had no idea even existed!!
    10. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      You are such a clever buyer Judy! These are great. Please let me know how you identified them as Australian? Thanks!
    11. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      http://www.925-1000.com/foreign_marks.html

      Thanks, glad you like them, I get lucky sometimes! :-) From this site Karen, these brooches are both marked STG.SILVER as shown there.
    12. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Karen, Vetraio, Jenni, Adele, Inky, Pascale, Caperkid, Mike, Hel1, Eileen, Mary, Bonnie, Aura, Fortapache and Ken.......thanks very much for the love, it is always sincerely appreciated :-) )
    13. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the info Judy, I will remember that.
    14. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      No worries Karen :-)
    15. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Tlynnie, thanks very much for taking the time to look and love :-)
    16. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Appreciate the love Tigra, thank you:-)
    17. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the love Scott:-)
    18. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thanks Manikin and Poire for taking the time to look and love :-) )
    19. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      SummerBlues, thank you very much for the love :-)
    20. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the love Jlmam :-)
    21. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thank you Sean, appreciate the love :-)
    22. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Appreciate the love Elisabethan, thank you:-)
    23. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Many thanks for the love Trey:-)
    24. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Appreciate the love dlpetersen, thanks very much:-)

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