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Costume Brooches157 of 2486Wiesner brooch Scottish dirk lapel pin. No.5
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    Posted 12 months ago

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    This is definitely one for Eileen!

    What I have learned from her… By looking at the clasp, the C clasp and the way it is flat hinged it’s definitely 1930s or earlier. But, the way the pin protrudes past the edge of the brooch speaks to the 20s or earlier, if I remember correctly?

    The gemstone is not glued and it is in beautiful condition, albeit some slight scratches on the top. It looks to been pushed back a little because the back of the stone touches the pin and I don’t think it was meant to do that. There are no markings. But it’s truly a fine piece!

    This is yet another acquisition from my “I’m going to say that I’m going to collect pieces to which I shall act as a steward and look after them for generations to come because it sounds a lot better then I can’t control myself or my spending when I get around old jewelry”.

    Thanks in advance for your help!!

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    1. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 12 months ago
      Before I even read your caption, I noticed the “tube” hinge and how the pin goes past the edge of this beautiful brooch! Years ago, fabric was a lot thicker than today’s, so in order to adhere the brooch to one’s garment , it had to go through thick layers of clothing. That is why the pin is so long! The focal stone is bezel set, I believe. A timely and expensive practice in costume jewelry making. There are others here that know so much more than I when it comes to antique jewelry. I am humbled and honored you thought of me, and if I helped in a small way then I’m glad. We are here to share and learn from one another. This is what CW is all about!
      Again a beautiful antique piece!
    2. salome000 salome000, 11 months ago
      Thank you, Eileen! I didn't know that's why the pin was so long. I do know that bezel set speaks to being older and more valuable because YOU taught me that on one of the first pieces I posted where the stone had been glued into the bezel. You're the best! What I wouldn't give to see YOUR collection one day!!! Btw...I'm Carmen. Thank you for always offering your help!
    3. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 11 months ago
      Carmen, you are so funny@! We can use a little humor here. My collection is very modest but you can look at anyone’s here just by clicking on their profile picture, in my case, the D & E crab. If you really want to see lovely pieces, go to plein-air-painter, valentino97, kyratango ( antique pieces in fine jewelry), Mrstyndall, Daisey1000, Oh, there are so many here but if you really want to blow your mind go to PhilDMorris, he has a superb Sherman collection that is beyond reproach!!
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 11 months ago
      Beautiful brooch! The details in the metallwork is a little unusual and I think it is very nice. To me this looks european and could be maybe even from 1900-10. In museums I have seen c-clasps that are flat like this on even older brooches so it is from the overall style of the brooch that I say how I see it. But it will be hard to pinpoint the exact time. I think that if you pass 1920's it would place this lovely brooch too late.
    5. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 11 months ago
      Absolutely Beautiful!

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