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    Posted 3 years ago

    TassieDevil
    (175 items)

    Hello everyone.
    So happy when this brooch arrived today. Finally found one online in Australia for a price I could afford!
    Seller described it as Art Deco silver & marcasite blue birds brooch and being 900 silver with faceted marcasites! No mention was made of our mystery maker's mark which is known as the "Etruscan Urn" by the followers of Kyratango's collection of these pieces!!
    As can be quite clearly seen I hope in the photos, the stones are in fact paste, and i am pretty sure the birds are swallows and they have tiny red eyes too.
    The only thing I am not sure about is the time frame for this brooch.........the seller thought 1930s..............I was thinking more early 1900...........

    Either way I think it is just adorable and love it very much:) Hope you enjoy seeing this little treasure, thanks, Judy.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Super beautiful birds on branch design Judy, lovely deco detailing, what an exciting find!
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      The detailing of the bird is just so exquisite, super find !~
    3. Brunswick Brunswick, 3 years ago
      Very happy for your excitement! It's so nice to find what your looking for!!

      Thomas.
    4. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      FANTASTIC! You finally got one :-D
      Yes, swallows, and not after 1910's!
      This is the first I saw of two birds on a twig, though the swallows are a recurrent subjet they used.

      Describing pastes as marcassites is not rare, as describing marcassites as rose cut diamonds, LOL!
    5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Very nice Judy.
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Hi Jenni, thank you, glad you enjoyed seeing this brooch:) I am very happy:)))
    7. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much Phil for the wonderful comment, so great of you to take the time to visit which is very much appreciated :)
    8. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Aw, thank you Thomas, it really is a lovely surprise when it happens:))
    9. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Yayy Pascale!! Thank you! I'm still smiling!! It is the dearest little brooch.......only measures 3.5cm x 2cm approx.
      Have to love wrong descriptions lol.
      I have still been researching and came across another maker of imitation diamond jewellery called Barrios Diamond Company. I found references to them in 1902 in Chicago USA, 1904 in Sydney Australia and 1906 in Melbourne Australia. There were some pictures, very blurry, but you might like to have a bit of a look and see what you think.......
    10. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Hi Jean, lovely to have you visit, thank you:))
    11. Gillian, 3 years ago
      On the wing(?) of bird opposite the one with "909" mark, there are letters scratched(?) that to me, look like m/n. Enlarge the image. Difficult to tell if second part is a complete word.
    12. Poire Poire, 3 years ago
      So adorable!! I was wondering about the etched letters too!
    13. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197481638?searchTerm=Barrios diamond co &searchLimits=
    14. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      This link shows the relationship between Barrios and the Parisian diamond company in Australia.
    15. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Hi Gillian and Poire, thanks to you both for the comments, I did notice those etched letters and I don't know what if anything they might mean......perhaps just reference letters for the style of the brooch?? Goodness knows lol:))
    16. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the link, Judy! Will have a look!!!

      The scratched letters are usually a code a jeweller mark on a piece he repaired :-)
    17. Tigra, 3 years ago
      Beautiful!
    18. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks Pascale:)

      Hi Tigra, thanks very much for your comment, much appreciated :)
    19. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Oh! Many thanks to all 21 friends for loving this brooch, very kind of you and very sincerely appreciated :))
    20. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Great find Jude, such a great brooch and now you are part of The Estruscan Urn Owners :)
    21. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Hi Karen, thank you! Was lucky to get it from one of my favourite sellers in Victoria at a fraction of the price that they sell for overseas.

      Yep, happy to just have one of these now:))
    22. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      lovely Judy....
    23. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Many thanks extra lovers Kakki, Caperkid and Roycroft, very much appreciated :)
    24. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thank you Roycroft for your lovely comment, it is always nice to have you visit:)
    25. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      Beautiful brooch and welcome to the family of owners :) All their pieces seam to be of great quality. So which we could soon find out what company made them.
    26. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks for taking the time to look and love Sean, Elizabethan, Aura and Manikin, it is sincerely appreciated :))
    27. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Hello Elisabethan, thank you for the lovely comment, glad you enjoyed seeing this brooch:)
      This would have to be the most frustrating and complicated piece I have ever researched!.....driving me crazy lol :)))
    28. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Many thanks Officialfuel for the love, sincerely appreciated:)
    29. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Many thanks AnnaB for taking the time to look and love:)
    30. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Now that is Beautiful !! Wonder if I will ever find that mark over here on some jewelry .... ?
    31. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Hi Rose, thank you! You just never know where these pieces are going to turn up!! I am still amazed at finding one here in Australia so keep your eye out in Canada....you just never know:))
    32. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks Roy and Rose for the love, very much appreciated :)
    33. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      I like the new pics and they seem to be a piece you have to hold in your hands to fully appreciate, I appreciate them more on a second visit to your page.
    34. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      That is so kind of you Phil, thank you:) Agree with you too, you really do need to hold this brooch!!
    35. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the love Sean, always appreciated :)
    36. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Hi Buckethead, thanks very much for the love,always nice to have you visit:)
    37. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      Hi Judy...
      I need to venture out of costume jewelry once in a while.
      Been missing you and now I know why...
      This is a lovely brooch and to think it is over 100 years old!
      It's breathtaking at the thought!
      So happy for you, I know how it feels to finally find a piece of importance to you!
      On to the next one....
    38. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Hi Eileen, thank you, only just spotted your comment here.....it is so hard to keep up with comments and loves as much as I try to stay on top of it lol!
      Glad you got to see this brooch, it truly is amazing and I am just so thrilled to have it:))) Sincerely appreciate your comment and the love, thanks again:)
    39. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thank you for the love Sean, it's always great to see you here:)
    40. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks very much Mrstyndall and Phil for the love, always appreciated :)
    41. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Hi Judy! You and Peejay are gorgeous in your garden :-D

      A fantastic news:
      Mysterious maker is identified as The Parisian Diamond Company!!!

      See kjsn posts:
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/261457-parisian-diamond-company?in=user
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/261480-parisian-design-company-markings#

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