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    Posted 3 years ago

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    I think this is a piece of studio jewelry purchased in Seattle ca 1983. I have quite a bit of studio artist jewelry from ca 1978-1992, but a quick search only turned up two pieces, one damaged. This one I used to wear on my overcoat in winter. This may explain why these two pieces are separate from the rest, which I haven't seen for about 25 years, but must have somewhere. Also missing is a sizeable quantity of jewelry I purchased on a trip to Scotland in 1999, when I was living in the house I now own. It must all be here somewhere. This brooch is about 2 3/8" long and 1 3/8" high, marked HL. It has a lot more glitter to it than I could capture. May try to get better images later. Marking it a mystery as I have no idea who made it.

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      love, love, love, love, LOVE IT !!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      I'm as excited as Rose!!
    3. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Beautiful red enameling
    4. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks for loving my car brooch and your comments antiquerose, racer4four and Newfld! This was always one of my personal favorites, so I never gave it away. I remember some lizard brooches and dangly earrings that were really cool, too. No luck, yet, in finding any of that stuff. I think it may be in my storage room in some unopened since 1992 boxes in the back of a long, deep closet that is completely filled with artwork, spare frames, etc., and then barricaded with a stack of rifles. Sigh. I did find a couple of letter openers that were by Ortak of Scotland and pretty sure I bought several brooches and kilt pins from them when in Scotland. Not sure what else I bought on that trip. That stuff should be separate from my Seattle stash.

      Thanks again!

    5. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Dang kwqd - I wish my hoard was protected by a barricade of rifles :-)
    6. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      @valentino97 - Well, they are all unloaded but they would still cause damage if they fell on you..

      Thanks for loving my car pin! Wish I could remember who made it!

    7. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      Thanks PhilDMorris and lentilka11!

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