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    Posted 2 months ago

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    This 2 1-2" goldtone brooch shows a mermaid with green enamel fishtail sitting on a golden aurora borealis rhinestone studded half moon, with encased pink & gold glitter accents and star overhead. Signed Kirks Folly ca 1980s

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 months ago
      Beautiful piece, and the fantasy level here is through the roof !~
    2. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 2 months ago
      Beautiful brooch- I really love the mystical motif of the stars and crescent moon. Her tail is so detailed too, I can make out every individual scale on it which is REALLY impressive. The whole fantasy scene of a mermaid sitting on the moon is great too- it reminds me of those art noveau paintings you often see. ;D
    3. Manikin Manikin, 2 months ago
      Love the mermaid theme and it reminded me I have a kirks folly I need to find it and post :-) Love
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 2 months ago
      I didn't realize Kirks Folly was established in 1979. The KF items I remember were mass produced for dept. stores in the 90's.
    5. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Thank you for the mermaid love

      Thank you Phil for the wonderful compliment I'm so glad you enjoyed the fantasy aspect of this piece, it is a pretty mermaid pose I thought and I've always wanted a mermaid design, love her tail

      Lauren thank you for the really lovely praise my friend, you are certainly right this design does have a very art nouveau look, Kirks Folly was always very imaginative and loved to place their subjects in the heavens so why not have a mermaid swinging on the moon! Yes the tail is very pretty I agree

      Thank you Mani for your super comment, I'm really happy you liked the mermaid design & will look forward to seeing your Kirks Folly piece I'll bet it is beautiful

      Really appreciate your great comment Mary thank you so much, yes the co began in 79 according to research sources, and although they retired many 80s designs like this one, they did reissue them in slightly altered form later on - for example, you can find this mermaid on moon in a smaller brooch with dangles attached, none of my KF pieces have the starry dangles which IMO give a rather childish aspect to a brooch
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 2 months ago
      Jenni - I agree and like this much better than the styles with the dangles. I guess they were popular, but we're fans of original designs aren't we?!
    7. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Thanks bobby & Karen for the always thoughtful love and support, it is most gratefully appreciated & very nice of you my friends

      Mary yes indeedy the original designs are always the best, they make changes on updated designs but rarely make real improvements you know? It's kinda like movie remakes, sometimes they even go into third or fourth versions when the original was usually wonderful (maybe hoping lightning will strike again lol)
    8. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Many thanks Hoot for the kind love and support it is so nice of you and I'm glad you liked this mermaid piece
    9. Newfld Newfld, 1 month ago
      Daisy thank you so very much for the thoughtful love and your kindness in liking this Kirks Folly mermaid brooch

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