Posted 3 years ago
I don't know what happened that brought all the Jewelry out, but as long as I can get it for a good price, I'll be showing it off! :^D
This selection has pieces from the late 1800's, to the 1970's, and again all of them I really like.
The watch fobs are sterling, and 12k gold filled, the sterling from the 1870s, and the gold filled not later then the 1920's I'm pretty sure.
There are no marks on the silver choker, but what a interesting piece, that would look great on! The little Jelly Belly Cat pendent, is by OBCO, and a cute one, and the bar brooch is marked on the back, but I can't make it out, CAP BR, I think, but what a beauty!
The green and crystal rhinestone brooch, and clip earrings, the seller tried to call a set, until I pointed out that the earrings were blue, and the price dropped! I think the brooch is "something else" though! B^O
I got the Egyptian Revival "Tut" brooch at a Thrift Store, but the pin latch is a push tube, the same as the Fishes brooch, which dates them both to about 1890's, Tut is silver plate, and the Fishes look to be gold filled.
When I got the little Pomegranate tipped (salt spoon?) it was tarnished black, and after I cleaned and polished it the little red rhinestones in the split of the Pomegranate, just popped, and had to show them, so I added the sterling Teaspoon, to show better. It's marked with a Crown, Lion, and i or t or person? then JR in an octagon then "*"star "+"cross in a shield. Here's some information about the sterling silver Teaspoon that IVAN49 gave me:
The spoon was made by Joseph Rodgers & Sons,Norfolk Street, Sheffield,UK in 1901 (date letter i for 1901), crown for Sheffield Assay office and lion passant for sterling standard.
The mark on the right is journeyman`s mark. Such a mark is the identifying mark of the actual workman who made the piece and who was employed by the "maker" (sponsor) whose mark JR must appear by law.
Thank you for looking, all comments are welcome, and always happy to try and answer any questions, or give a closer look! :^)