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    Posted 3 months ago

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    I was very fortunate to get these today, because there were a lot of others looking through the lot of Jewelry, before I got to them. Maybe they were just looking for Gold, but I didn't think that $30. for all six, was too high, I did pick through, and all that I got were marked, and three are older pieces. I didn't clean, polish, or straighten, them yet, and would like to know your thoughts on doing that! Mostly the round Grapevine, with(I'm calling) a Civet in the center. The Brooch seems to be older, and I'm not sure if I should leave the Patina, or polish it out? Also what Animal do you think it is, and significance, of it, it any? The Bar Lingerie/Shoe Pin is Ravel, and the Ribbon with Green Rhinestone, is Sterling By Jordan, and I couldn't find Makers Marks on the others!
    The U.S. Quarter, is to show size! :^D

    Thanks for looking, and all comments are welcome! :^)

    I added a few more Brooches, and did a little work on a few also in the 2nd photo! :^D


    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 months ago
      Thanks for the love Kevin! :^)
    2. Ballstonlake Ballstonlake, 3 months ago
      Nice find. I have many Sterling pieces too.
      For the time being I have done nothing to them, I think many people like the patina on them.
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 months ago
      Thanks Ballstonlake, I think you're probably right about the Patina, but I really like the Shine of Sterling also, otherwise it may as well be Pewter! Just me though! :^D

      Thank you for taking a look, and the love that you gave, shareurpassion, and Ballstonlake, it's appreciated! :^)
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 months ago
      Hi Gillian, and Brian, thanks for stopping by for a look, and for the love, of what you saw! :^)
    5. Parrotbeak Parrotbeak, 3 months ago
      I think that's a fox in the grape brooch, as a reference to "The Fox and the Grapes", one of the Aesopica. It might also be a reference to "fox grape", but that's infinitely more unlikely; Could be a double ref, though.

      Lovely lot you have there. I especially like the one with the yellow stones. I've not often seen a design that's both fine and spacious.
    6. plein-air-painter, 3 months ago
      These are beautiful. The round grapes pin in really elegant. I personally like a little patina on the pieces, but not so much that they are totally grungy. I like the look of that a jeweler's cloth gives as opposed to actual silver polish. What do you prefer?
    7. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 months ago
      Nice haul, Bill! I think my faves are the round one and the large with citrine/amber colored stones.
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 months ago
      Thanks Parrotbeak, I'll check the "Fox in Grapes" out, that sounds a lot better then a Civet! &:^} I really like that one also, plus it's HUGE, makes it even nicer! :^D

      Thank you plein-air-painter, I think so too, it also seems to be an older piece, so I like a little Patina, but it is a little rough, so I have to clean it some! :^D

      Mrstyndall, thank you, I was just about to leave when I saw the Jewelry box, so had to check it out! I picked through, but sometimes I think maybe I should get everything B^O but too much, $$$, and junk too, so these six were enough! :^D

      Thank you all for the love that you gave,
      and I don't know how I missed you shareurpassion, but all appreciated! :^)
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 3 months ago
      What a great haul! I love the rococo-style 40's-50's brooches most. Definitely the one w/citrine yellow stones! All wonderful - the "critter" w/grapes means something, someone will know. Hope you are having a great holiday weekend, your #1 Mary!
    10. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 months ago
      Thanks my #1 Mary, I got a few other pieces today 5/26/19 at the Flea, and also did a little repair, and cleaning on a few, I'll post the improved(I hope) ones in the 2nd photo spot, in a little while! The Aesop's Fable, of "The Fox and the Grapes", is what the Brooch represents, and I found one on Worthpoint, that says it's 1940-50s, here's the link for the Fable:

      and, here's the Brooch:

      I hope this helps! :^)
    11. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 months ago
      Thanks for taking a look, and giving some love, Thomas, my #1 Mary, and aura, it's so nice, and appreciated! :^)
    12. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 months ago
      I added the Sterling Iris Brooch, a 10k Gold Bar/Lingerie Pin/Brooch, the small Avon Mouse with movable Glasses Brooch, a Gold tone Swirl Leaf Brooch, and a Gold? Brooch made of Parts, I think, looks like a Fountain Pen tip in it, but it could be used as an Accent or starter Brooch. I found these at the Flea Market today, along with two Rumph Pottery Mugs, that I may post! :^)
    13. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 months ago
      Thank you for the love Hel1, it's always nice to get! :^)
    14. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 months ago
      Thank you for liking these kikidoyouloveme2930, and happy to welcome you to CW too! :^)
    15. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 months ago
      Nice of you to give a love here Mike! Thank you! :^)

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