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    Posted 3 years ago

    TassieDevil
    (175 items)

    Hello everyone
    Bought this brooch recently as I had not seen anything quite like it before!
    It is a crystal or glass half of an orb, set in a gold tone bezel which has four stations each set with three red glass stones.
    The base of the orb is flat with enough room to put a picture in it. The picture will be magnified when looking through the front of the brooch.
    I hope that makes sense, is not easy to describe!
    The brooch has a long pin with the hinge and c clasp appearing to be all original, and I would guess Victorian...............

    I have searched every keyword and phrase I can think of, but have not found anything like this brooch yet! I Really love it, and would be really pleased to get your thoughts, guesses or ideas. Thanks, judy

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      So pretty & unique Judy, great idea to add a photo inside it, and alone it would be very reflective of any color top you wear - love the three red stones all around
    2. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
      This brooch is so gorgeous and special !!! A very, very nice find ! :)
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      It's quite lovely Judy!
    4. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      Wow..Victorian! And the real thing, not revival.
      That pin is so past the brooch tells you that it
      is antique. The clothes back then had so many layers, the pins had to be long in order to go through all of them. The longer, the older! (I know you know this Judy, just adding the info in case someone doesn't... We are here to learn and admire!)
      Which I am doing, this is phenomenal!
      I would love to know more...here's hoping someone on CW has a clue...
    5. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Wow! Really unusual, and antique Victorian for sure!
      I think it was meant to stay as it is, a nice rounded rock crystal cab :-)
      I have somewhere (...!?) A small one with only a band set with tiny turquoises crossing the top.
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Hi Jenni, thank you! It just is so different......I had to have it lol:-)
    7. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks Ken for your wonderful comment, very much appreciated and I am really glad you think it is as special as I do :-)
    8. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Wow, this is really nice. Your thought of a picture could be correct. I was thinking that it just served as a magnifying glass and brooch. And look how long that pin sticks out. Your indication of an oldie for sure! Love it!
    9. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Hi Scott, thank you! It really is quite lovely ......a bit odd, but lovely at the same time!:-)
    10. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Eileen, I just love your comments on this brooch, so enthusiastic and helpful too for which I thank you as I tend to forget that not everyone knows why I made a point of the long pin! I am happy to have you explain reasons for things.....
      So glad you really like it too, and it seems funny to me to be putting "victorian" and "costume jewellery" in the same sentance!! Not something I have really given much thought to even though I probably have quite a few pieces in my collection.......I must stop taking these pieces for granted!!
    11. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Hi Pascale, thanks for the "wow"and yes, I will just leave it as is I think!
      Very pleased that you have one"somewhere" ........know that feeling! Lol :-)
    12. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Hello Share, thanks very much for your comment! I'm still not sure about the picture though and would not have thought of it either if the seller had not mentioned it in her listing.
      Either way, it's old, unusual and really nice, I love it, and thanks for loving it too, much appreciated :-) )
    13. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Many thanks for the love Vetraio, Jenni, Ken, Mike, Scott, Thomas, Hel1, Buckethead, Fortapache, Manikin, Johnsmith, Pascale, Eileen, Poire, Roy and Share! Wonderful to have you all stop by, thanks again:-)
    14. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the love Windwalker :-)
    15. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Mary, Tigra and Aura, thanks very much for taking the time to look and love, always appreciated :-)
    16. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the love Sean, always very much appreciated :-)
    17. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Simple design and yet those usually make up the most beautiuful pieces. Possibly from a special stone made into a brooch to capture a previous owner's memory !!~
    18. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Hi Phil, I appreciate your interesting thoughts on this brooch, thank you for commenting and for the love too:-)
    19. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the love Lentilka, always appreciated :-)
    20. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thanks Sean, always appreciated :-)
    21. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Many thanks Jean and Thomas for taking the time to look and love :-)
    22. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Lovely portait of Peejay!!!
      Those big velvet eyes are crackers!!!
    23. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Aww, thanks Pascale, glad you think so, I love it too and those eyes feel like they can see into the soul......Peejay is the light of our lives, we love her soo much:-) )
    24. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Hi Rose, thank you for the love, always appreciated :-)
    25. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Hello Poire, thanks for the love! It is always great to have you visit:-)
    26. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Hello KKK, Thank you for taking the time to look and love!:-)
    27. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      This is gorgeous, absolutely stunning! Look up "Pools of Light." I think it's genuine rock crystal, as Pascale said.
    28. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 years ago
      Lovely antique brooch
    29. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Hi bt lens, thank you! It is pretty unusual isn't it! Yes I was searching through pools of light too and I guess with the way it is set and not being drilled it must certainly be rock crystal as both Pascale and you have said:-) ) there don't seem to be many brooches....certainly not like this one anyway! Maybe Pascale will find her similar brooch one day to compare :-)
      Thanks again for commenting and for the love:-)
    30. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Many thanks Mrstyndall for your comment and the love, I am glad you enjoyed seeing this brooch:-)
    31. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thanks very much for the love Tigra, always appreciated :-)
    32. Tigra, 2 years ago
      I am kinda late, but I go by "better late than never!"
    33. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Thank you Tigra, it absolutely is! I find it hard to keep up with all the posts.....life just gets in the way for all of us sometimes:-)
    34. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Wonderful, indeed victorian and I am pretty sure it's rock crystal. I have seen larger ones in pendants used as nice necklaces and also as a magnifying glass. What a great find!
    35. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Glad you enjoyed seeing this brooch Elisabethan and thank you for the rock crystal id too! Very unusual brooch I think:-)
    36. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Many thanks for the love Elisabethan and Zilla, always very much appreciated :-)

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