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    Posted 2 years ago

    SunshineSue
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    Sold to us as 1930s diamond, ruby and semi-precious stones. Has anyone seen anything like it before?

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    1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Very nice bird brooch! Sorry I can't help you.
    2. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Such a beautiful antique bird trio, I love them! The style does appear to be 1930s marcasite type, other jewelry folk will know more, welcome to CW
    3. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      Welcome to CW!
      Jenni has it right as the style of the little birds does have that “marcasite” look. But turn it over...
      I believe this brooch is much older than 1930’s. It’s hard to tell how the “trombone hinge” is connected to the brooch. If the two tubes are directly connected, it was made before 1900, (1850-1870) if the two tubes are soldered on a “pad” and that is connected to the brooch, then it was made slightly later.( there were exceptions, but very few) These hinges were handmade most likely by the maker of the brooch. Plus having a “C” clasp, makes it more credible to being made before 1900. By the 1930’s, a “new, machine made” round hinge took the place of the trombone.
      This is an amazing antique brooch, You should post it in “Fine Jewelry”. There are many there that know antique jewelry much better than I, and hopefully get more answers.
    4. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      How lovely and unusual is your brooch!
      It is of course fine jewellery, not costume, and right in for being "Victorian novelty"!
      Google images for "Victorian novelty birds brooch" :-)

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