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Recent activity9613 of 232322Juliana blue Brooch with a leaf shaped metal piece, ref #1920The Explosive Birth of an Empire
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    Posted 4 months ago

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    I just purchased a group lot and this was the reason. I noticed this little guy and how different the back was. It looked really well made. I did a little research and found a couple similar ones that were gold and real stones. So, when I received this I looked at it and saw two very small hallmarks on back. They were hard to read, but I suspect it is gold. My loupe is packed away, but I will eventually get it looked at. Hope you enjoy

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 4 months ago
      Cool find..
    2. Newfld Newfld, 4 months ago
      That is one beautiful mouse MrsT! Looks very well made, could definitely be gold or vermeil, and the eye does look like a real gemstone. Great find
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Adorable indeed!!
    4. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 months ago
      dav2no1, thank you, I thought so too.
    5. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 months ago
      Yes, super adorable!
    6. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 months ago
      The back is indeed different, with a trombone clasp! You don’t see these on jewelry pieces made before 1890! I wonder if this is European? In any case, it’s an adorable piece!
    7. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 4 months ago
      what a cute little guy, love the details both front and back. Wonderful find.
    8. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 4 months ago
      looking at the back I will agree with the fact that there are the two metals working together here. from what I have researched and found about collecting, is that if more than two forms of media / material / crafts are used in a single piece the more valuable the item. Here I can see three to start without seeing the piece live. Very nice post, thank you, got me to come back and look more than once. Lori
    9. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 months ago
      Jenni, your sweet comment is much appreciated. I will get it checked out eventually and hope that it is real, but either way I still think it’s super cute
    10. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 months ago
      Jscotto, glad you like it, thanks so much!
    11. SkyPilot SkyPilot, 4 months ago
    12. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 months ago
      Vintagelamp, thank you so much!
    13. kyratango kyratango, 4 months ago
      Definitely a good find! I think the mark is 750???
      Go find your loupe and get the stones tested :-))
      A charming little critter, so lovely!
    14. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 months ago
      Eileen, thank you, I was thinking it might be European also. Glad you like it
    15. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 months ago
      Lori, thanks for the info on this regarding the different materials. It really caught my eye. Thanks for the sweet comments
    16. raven3766 raven3766, 4 months ago
      This is the sweetest little mouse, can't wait to hear more.
    17. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 months ago
      Skypilot, I agree, thanks so much!
    18. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 months ago
      Kyra, yes, I hope it is 750. I will get it tested eventually. We just moved and will be moving again in a couple months. Thanks for commenting
    19. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 months ago
      Raven, many thanks, I think it is super cute too

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