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    Posted 8 months ago

    sgg1057
    (3 items)

    I bought this at an estate sale for a few dollars, might it be Bernard Instone? The marking are B.I inside an oval

    The anchor a lion facing east and the letter X. any ideas? The turquoise tested natural

    Thanks
    Shelley

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    Comments

    1. Gillian, 8 months ago
      Welcome to CW!

      The marks are too blurry to read. Certainly seems to be sterling silver, but pic needs to be in focus. It has a long pin clasp with a C catch which means it has some age to it. Would love to see an Instone makers mark.
    2. sgg1057, 8 months ago
      I tried to get a clearer image of the marks, hopefully a little more helpful
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 8 months ago
      It’s brooch is Bernard Instone.
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 8 months ago
      Sorry, I’ll start again. The B.I is the hallmark for Bernard Instone. I have a lot of Bernard Instone work if you go into my postings here on CW, you’ll fine more information.
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 8 months ago
      Thanks Gillian and Peasejean for your knowledge! It's really beautiful. How do I test turquoise?
    6. Gillian, 8 months ago
      I don't believe Bernard Instone would use anything less than a genuine turquoise stone. But that's my opinion, Jean would be the expert on Instone.
    7. Gillian, 8 months ago
      The poster says the turquoise stone is genuine, he/she can also tell us how it was confirmed.
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 8 months ago
      This isn’t a turquoise stone, it’s enamel. A lot of his work used this colour enamel with black and gold fleck. Hope that helps
    9. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 8 months ago
      The anchor is a Birmingham hallmark and the X is for the year 1922 an early piece.
    10. sgg1057, 8 months ago
      Thank you all, the information is greatly appreciated. I had a chance to go through your items as well Jean, what an amazing eye you have, and a spectacular collection
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 months ago
      Thank you sgg1057.

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